Confusion and delay steal the day with Baird’s forced council mergers

Baird’s unpopular forced council amalgamations are continuing to cause confusion and chaos, with advice from the Office of Local Government today indicating that there could be as many as four separate election dates for local councils. The so-called “clarification was sent by circular to all local councils this week. It sets out four possible election dates, with council elections being held in September 2016 and the possibility of further elections in September 2017, March 2018…

Callan Park Skate Park

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Callan Park has been described as a ‘Jewel of the Inner West’. Successive State Government have attempted to sell off parts of this jewel over the years but were stopped by widespread community outrage and activism. Once this was achieved Leichhardt Council agreed upon a Callan Park Master Plan that…

Join the campaign for Shore to Ship power at White Bay

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It is five months since the low sulfur fuel regulation was introduced for cruise ships berthed in Sydney Harbour. Whilst there has been some improvement in air quality as a result, residents living close to the White Bay Cruise Terminal [WBCT] continue to report significant health and amenity impacts. Even…

Council amalgamation submissions

Our Leichhardt 450

The state government has appointed ‘a delegate’ to examine its proposal to amalgamate Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils and to hear from the public. The delegate will have to measure the proposal against the ten criteria listed below. After each of these criteria we cite some of the evidence that…