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Leichhardt Council endorses Greens motion for affordable housing project

At Tuesday’s Leichhardt Council meeting, Greens Councillor Daniel Kogoy won support to proceed with detailed investigations into supported and affordable housing built in the air space above a council car park. Council agreed to commence discussions with a community housing provider about an agreement for lease and development permitting construction and sub lease of supported…

Rats in the Ranks – they’re back!

The Labor and Liberal Councillors on Leichhardt Council have combined to tell the Baird government they will amalgamate with Ashfield and Marrickville – if the government presses them. “Behind a smoke screen of verbiage about still supporting an independent Council, the Labor Councillors led by the Mayor Darcy Byrne have rolled over for the Liberal…

Save Leichhardt Council Public Meeting

Mike Baird has put a gun to the head of NSW Councils and said amalgamate or else.

The Leichhardt Greens and Independent Councillors are standing up for the community which has said it wants Leichhardt to stay independent and stand alone as a council.

Labor and Liberal Councillors on Leichhardt Council have voted to investigate a merger with Marrickville and Ashfield Councils.

Leichhardt Council puts human rights before business with Transfield and Wilson Security

Leichhardt Council is considering a boycott of all business activities with Transfield and the Wilson Group of companies over concerns about human rights abuses at Australian-funded asylum seeker processing centres operated by those companies on Nauru and Manus Island. Citing ongoing reports of human rights violations in the camps including assault, rape, torture and denial of…

Safety win for pedestrians and cyclists along Victoria Road

Pedestrian and Cyclist safety is to be significantly improved following a successful campaign by The Greens & Leichhardt Council to have advertising billboards removed from bus shelters along Victoria Road. “The billboards attached to bus shelters have long been a safety risk for both pedestrians and cyclists.” Said Greens’ Councillor Craig Channells “Commuters waiting for…

Bays Precinct – Life reflecting art Utopia-style

Opportunity dashed for genuine community decision on great ideas. Commenting on the release of The Bays Precinct Transformation Plan on Thursday, Member for Balmain and Greens spokesperson on urban growth, Jamie Parker MP, said the promotional video and 80-page brochure are reminiscent of an episode from the comedy series, Utopia. “The computer generated vistas and…

Labor delays support for workers’ rights

Leichhardt Labor Councillors have finally voted to support a policy aimed at protecting council workers jobs in the event of a forced amalgamations. Labor Councillors originally opposed the policy to sign a Memorandum of understanding with the United Service Union that would see workers jobs protected for 5 years if Leichhardt Council was forced to…

Bid to rezone Tigers site up in the air

Leichhardt Council’s bid to reduce the size and scale of any redevelopment on the Tigers Leagues club site has been stymied with the Planning Minister refusing a rezoning of the controversial site. The bid to reduce the height of the towers was further put in doubt with Leichhardt Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne refusing to allow…

High Court decision must pave the way for further donations reform

The High Court of Australia has found that NSW laws which ban specific classes of political donors are constitutionally valid. NSW laws currently ban alcohol, tobacco, gambling and developer interests from making political donations. The Court also upheld NSW laws which apply caps on the amount of political donations. “Elections should be about the contest…