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Rozelle Bay marina proposal

Inner West Independent – 29 December, 2009 The future of the Bays Precinct Masterplan is less clear than ever, after the approved developer for Rozelle Bay submitted a preliminary environmental assessment to the Department of Planning. But Leichhardt Council has already indicated its opposition to the development, requesting a meeting with the NSW Government to…

Leichhardt Council Focuses on Community Development in 2010

2009 has been a very productive year for Leichhardt Council delivering a broad range of new facilities and services for the benefit of the community, particularly the Balmain/Rozelle area. This year saw a number of facilities being reopened to the public following major refurbishment works including the reopening of Balmain Library and Town Hall in…

Community Protest over removal of parking spaces without notice

Kristina Keneally is setting herself up as the Grinch that stole Christmas,says Acting Leichhardt Mayor, Cr Michele McKenzie, of the State Government’s sudden decision to remove all the parking spaces on one of the busiest shopping strips in Rozelle. The decision is devastating for the small business owners of Rozelle, and does no favours for…

New Hybrid trucks help cut CO2 emissions in Leichhardt

Leichhardt Council is leading the way on sustainability and reducing its impact on the environment in purchasing a new Hybrid Diesel truck for use by the Parks and Gardens section using captured rainwater from tanks at its depot. Council’s new environmentally friendly truck is powered by an electronic motor in conjunction with a diesel engine…

Mayors unite against Sydney Metro

Channel 10 coverage of Mayors united against the Sydney Metro and the alleged black-banning and bullying of transport experts critical of the NSW State Government’s plans.

Launch of Enviro Expo & Envirobank

Recently, I had pleasure in accepting an invitation to the official ribbon cutting ceremony for a new recycling initiative introduced at MarketPlace Leichhardt. The Envirobank reverse recycling vending machine. Envirobank is one of Australia’s first reverse vending machines a modern day answer to cash for cans. They reward shoppers for recycling and complement the Centres…

Thank you for your support – More To do in 2010

Jamie Parker

I was honoured to be re-elected Mayor for another year by a vote of Councillors last week. Over the past year I have had the privilege of representing the community and the satisfaction of helping many residents and business people. I would like to thank Council staff, especially the teams of outdoor staff who manage…

The Minister For Doing Nothing

16 September 2009 The Minister for Local Government, Barbara Perry, today appeared before the NSW Parliament’s Budget Estimates Committee as the Minister for Doing Nothing. Question followed question from Greens MLC Sylvia Hale, and to each request for action from Ms Hale, the Minister’s response was that she would do nothing. “I asked the Minister…

All power is local

Hall Greenland – Inner West Independent, September 2009 Councillor Daniel Kogoy’s bright idea that Leichhardt Council build – or sponsor – a windmill to generate its electricity, got me thinking of the Councillor who was sometimes accused of tilting at windmills: the late, great Nick Origlass. Origlass represented Balmain on Council from 1959 to 1995,…

Electorate waits to punish NSW Labor’s incompetence

SMH, Mark Coultan, August 26, 2009 NSW, like postwar Japan, India or Singapore, is an effective one-party democracy. All things being equal, Labor almost always wins NSW elections. The Liberals are there to share the spoils of parliamentary office, occasionally threatening but rarely conquering. Unless, that is, Labor so comprehensively stuffs things up that the…