Local Government Boundaries Commission must prove its independence in forced amalgamation farce

The Greens are calling on the four members of the recently appointed Boundaries Commission to reject the secrecy and deceit that has been central to the Baird Government’s forced amalgamation agenda and prove that they are a genuinely independent body. The Boundaries Commission is currently reviewing up to 35 reports sent to them by the delegates who have been assessing the Baird government’s forced amalgamation proposals. Fair process must start with: 1. The public release…

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…

Campaign to save the Powerhouse steps up

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As part of the ongoing campaign to save the Powerhouse Museum, Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, is organising a summit of eminent museum professionals and academics to highlight the Government’s pathetic proposal to relocate the museum to Parramatta. “The summit of museum professionals and academics will expose the…