October 2015 archive

Fit For The Future: Randwick Councillors move to head off threat of parking meters migrating south from Waverley Council – 29th October 2015

By reluctantly agreeing to a merger with Waverley Council, Randwick Councillors have dealt themselves a key card in that they will not be sacked by the Premier during the amalgamation. This has now allowed them to move swiftly to head of a possible “Waverley parking meter” expansion into Randwick’s area by priming their soon-to-be formed …

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IPART Final Report Assessment of Council Fit For The Future Proposals -_20th October 2015

A new merged Randwick and Waverley Council (should the Government proceed) has been deemed “fit” but stand-alone Botany and Woollahra Councils have not been. The IPART site has crashed. But here is a copy of the report into NSW Council amalgamations that a fellow Greens Councillor was able to send me before it crashed. Not …

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Fit for the Future: “A Botany and Rockdale Council amalgamation is not on!” – Monday 19th 2015

Fairfax media speculation that Rockdale and Botany Council’s may be amalgamated has Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson calling for a united opposition position from local MP’s and Mayors. Earlier this year Botany refused to consider any fallback-merger with Randwick and Waverley Councils. The media speculation is that the Government is now about to ignore the …

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Support Maroubra’s Own Local Market this Sunday 18th October 2015

The first Green Maroubra Community Market & Garden will help fund the Maroubra Sports Club and may lead to a future community garden on the site. Volunteers Evelyn, Nicole and Marissa are launching this new not-for-profit community market on the  Club grounds at the corner of Malabar and Mons Avenue, Maroubra this Sunday at 8am to 2pm. …

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NSW Council amalgamations: Little support south of Waverley Council likely for “audacious” new Eastern Suburbs Council Mayoral bid by Sally Betts – 14th October 2015

“Waverley Councillor Sally Betts faces an uphill struggle to get enough support to be the new Mayor of any amalgamated eastern suburbs Councils if the current Randwick Councillors stick together” says Greens Councillor Murray Matson. Councillor Matson described Councillor Betts recent media promotion of herself for the possible future position as “fanciful considering how small …

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IMF rubs salt into deposed Australian Prime Minister’s Carbon Tax wound – 8th October 2015

The Randwick-Botany Greens

8th October 2015 The Editor The Southern Courier Dear Editor First the Pope starts drawing attention to the need for urgent action on climate change and now the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says world governments actually need carbon taxes. Thank God recently deposed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott does not have to cope with this latest international insult …

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