Murray Matson

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Greens maintain Randwick Council stability in the mayoralty choice but take a “measured step back” from Council consensus in the deputy mayor contest

The planned for Randwick mayoralty change over went smoothly on Tuesday night in accordance with the Labor and Liberal agreement of last year with Liberal Scott Nash being automatically chosen without a vote because he was the only nominee. But the choice of Deputy Mayor went to a vote with a majority of Councillors opting …

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Randwick City Council debates “Demand management” verse “supply management” solutions to competition for car parking in Kensington

The following motion was put by a Liberal Councillor to the 17th September meeting of Randwick City Council. Greens Councillor Murray Matson expressed reservations and argued that a “demand management” solution should be sought instead of the suggested “supply management” strategy of offering more car spaces. He then moved the following amendment. “That Council refers …

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To the Precinct Committees of Randwick City Council concerning light rail, urban activation precincts (UAP), Westconnex congestion and demand management solutions to parking competition in Kensington and Kingsford.

Greens Councillor Murray Matson recently made the following observations on urban planning issues in the Randwick City Council area to the Kensington Precinct Committee. They have some relevance to all the precinct committees of the Council area. The Committee approached Councillor Matson following a media release he issued about the debate around a Councillor motion …

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Light Rail and parking: Randwick Councillors need to adopt a demand management approach to parking, congestion and transport issues

At Randwick Council last night chamber of commerce identity Maria Alexandrou and precinct representative Marjorie Whitehead were both critical of light rail but from different motivations that have different chances of being satisfied by Councillors. Ms Whitehead believes light rail is a casual factor for increased residential densities while Ms Alexandrou’s primary concern is that …

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Federal Election 2013: Thank you from The Randwick-Botany Greens

The local Randwick-Botany Greens would like to thank all members and supporters in the seat of Kingsford Smith who have rallied behind our candidate over the last 33 days. The results may be studied at the AEC site. The task is now to tidy up any Greens election material. If you have booth kits and …

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Sydney Morning Herald wrong on Green preferences to Bruce Notley-Smith in Coogee

Anna Patty State Political Reporter SMH RE: “Labor battles swing to retain south Sydney heartland” SMH Sept 5th 2013 (Read more: Hi Anna I read your article on the battle for Kingsford Smith. You are wrong in an area of fact. Bruce Notley-Smith did not win the State seat of Coogee with preferences from …

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State Government’s hybrid Light Rail and bus solution for Anzac Parade congestion should work based on Randwick Council’s 2011 Study says Greens Councillor Murray Matson

Less light rail cars (lets call them trams) are needed to move passengers along Anzac Parade than the current number of buses according to the Randwick Light Rail Pre-feasibility Study of 2011 (RLRPS). There are 133 buses per hour moving past Moore Park at peak time making it the busiest point on Anzac Parade (source …

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Greens candidate for Kingsford Smith James Macdonald interviewed on 2SER

James was interviewed as part of 2SER’s  “engaging the youth vote” series in the run-up to the September 7th federal election. The interview from this morning has been put up on 2SER’s website.

James Macdonald youtube video on what it is about being the Greens candidate for Kingsford Smith

A inspiring youtube video about the Kingsford Smith candidate has just been posted.    

Kingsford Smith: Greens release how to vote card

The Greens have released the how-to-vote card to be used in the seat of Kingsford Smith for the federal election on the 7th September 2013. Viewers are welcome to download it.