Community Gets First Look at Future of Callan Park

Over 300 local residents gathered in Balmain Town Hall yesterday to hear about the government’s developing Landscape Structure Plan for Callan Park. he meeting gives residents their first opportunity to hear from landscape design consultants employed by the Office of Environment and Heritage and provide feedback on their initial concepts. Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain says: “Successive Labor and Liberal governments have attempted to sell off, develop and commercialise Callan Park. Now Callan Park…

Greens propose new corruption laws

Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain and Greens anti-corruption spokesperson, today introduced a Bill to create new, modern criminal offences that capture corrupt conduct: the Crimes Amendment (Misconduct in Public Office and Other Matters) Bill 2018. Commenting on the Bill, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain says: “Over decades, successive Liberal and…

Callan Park Public Meeting

For almost 20 years, community groups and the Greens have defended Callan Park from being sold off, developed and commercialised.. Progress has been made, defeating a range of development proposals by Labor and Liberal governments. The absence of apartments on Callan Park today is evidence of our success but there…

Car Park Opens at Former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club

Property developer Heworth Development has announced they will reopen the carpark at the former Balmain Tigers Leagues Club site. Commenting on the development application, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said: “Opening up the car park for public use is an important sign of goodwill from the new developers. “This decision…

Leichhardt Eviction Exposes Government Failure on Affordable Housing

Residents of an apartment block at 16 William Street Leichhardt are facing eviction following the sale of the property. The apartment building includes 10 studios and 2 two bedroom apartments. Commenting on the evictions, Jamie Parker MP for Balmain said: “This apartment complex was one of the few truly affordable…

Local Sewing Group Tackle Single Use Plastic Bags

This Saturday, Boomerang Bags Inner West launched their first bag exchange at Supabarn Annandale. The bag exchange is a joint initiative between Boomerang Bags Sydney Inner West and local childcare center Explore and Develop Annandale. Their aim is to reduce the use of single use plastic bags. Commenting on the…

Balmain Development Boom Prompts Elliott St Ferry Call

In 2013, the government shut down the Elliott Street ferry wharf claiming it was under used. With more developments, residents and cars in the area, locals are calling on the government to reinstate services to West Balmain. A petition launched on Jamie Parker’s website last week has already attracted over…