March 2014 archive

Randwick Councillors call on State Government to adopt design changes for CBD to South East Light Rail (CSELR) – the Dulwich Hill to Central extension opens – and the global light rail market reaches towards $7.5 billion – March 28th 2014

UPDATE: Figures for the passenger carrying capacity of standard and articulated buses (i.e. “bendy buses” ) have been corrected in this article as indicated. Greens Councillor Murray Matson supported the call for changes but also took aim at local critics who are attacking the feasibility of a properly implemented CSELR light rail system as the …

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Survey Shows Amalgamation Threatened NSW Councils Unfairly Forced to Take on $521 Million in State and Commonwealth Expenses – 18th March 2014

Proposals to forcibly amalgamate NSW Councils for financial efficiency reasons ignore $521 million in “arduous extra expenses that have been  unfairly ‘cost shifted’ onto them mostly by the NSW State Government” say the Greens. The latest survey by the peak Council group reveals that in 2012 these extra costs were “5.63% of Local Government’s total …

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Local Greens support Randwick Literary Institute Rally – 9th March 2014

Greens Lindsay Shurey collects signatures at Randwick Literary Institute rally.

Randwick Greens Councillors Murray Matson and Lindsay Shurey attended yesterday’s rally at the Randwick Literary Institute along with Waverley Greens Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak to support it’s retention  for community use. There is a strong fear in the community that the 101 year old public meeting place and workshop facility may be about to be …

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Councillor Lindsay Shurey speaks today at Randwick Council’s International Women’s Day Community Art Prize – 8th March 2014

It was a proud day for Councillor Shurey when she spoke at the Women’s Day art awards that were originally initiated by former Greens Councillor Margaret Woodsmith. Here are selected extracts from her speech notes. “International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention ares requiring further action.” …

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CSELR Light Rail: Report back on outcome of Randwick Councillors meeting with Transport Minister – February 28th 2014

A number of us Randwick Councillors met with the Minister for Transport today. It goes without saying that we were all grateful to the Minister for taking time out of a clearly busy schedule to update us on the issue of the proposed High Cross Park bus/light rail interchange. The Minister presented to us plans …

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