Here's the how to vote flyer my volunteers and I are handing out at polling booths for the Inner West Council election on Saturday 9 September.Read more
A number of Stanmore residents have been asking me lately what could be done to help revitalise their village centre. I agree that this would be a wonderful initiative for Inner West Council, so I've started consulting with urban planners and local businesses to see what could be done. Here are some initial thoughts - please let me know what you think.Read more
INNER West Council candidate Pauline Lockie will run for Stanmore ward with a team of community-led independents to give voters a powerful alternative to the major parties, and bring accountability and transparency to local government.Read more
Meet the people who've teamed up with Pauline Lockie to give you a true independent voice on the new Inner West Council.
Ben is a lifelong Inner West resident and father of two. As a local firefighter based in Newtown, he is committed to protecting and serving our community.
Like Pauline, Ben is dedicated to keeping our Inner West vibrant, fun, safe, healthy and fair. He believes strong independent voices are needed to make our new Council the best, most responsive and community-minded council it can be.
“I've joined Pauline’s team because she is a true community Independent - a local who is only in this because she loves her community and wants to see the best for it," said Ben.
"I admire the way she has shown time and time again that she is prepared to stand up for locals and local issues."
Jason Mountney is a 46-year-old father of two who has lived in the inner city for more than 20 years.
He has worked as a subeditor and contributor for The Sydney Morning Herald, and as a writer and editor for a large number of news and lifestyle magazines and websites. He now works for the Public Service Association, fighting the frenzied sell-it-all-now agenda of the Berejiklian Government.
Jason is highly active in his local community and is president of the P&C committee at his children's school in the Stanmore ward.
"Sharing Pauline’s desire for genuine, progressive councillors, answerable only to residents and not party machines, made joining her ballot team an easy decision," said Jason.
Away from work and politics, Jason can be found at the Cove end for Sydney FC home games – where he has been a member since the team’s first season.
INDEPENDENT candidates in the Inner West Council election have slammed Premier Gladys Berejiklian's failure to unwind the unpopular merger of Ashfield, Leichhardt and Marrickville councils after she announced today that the mergers of 14 Sydney councils would not go ahead.Read more
As an independent candidate, Pauline needs your help. The major parties running for Inner West Council have big donors - but we don't.
Every donation helps! For example:
- $50 could help cover the cost of running this website
- $100 could help pay for printing flyers
- $250 could purchase signs for polling booths
And of course, with more we can do more!
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Pauline Lockie has spoken out hundreds of times on behalf of our community about WestConnex, development on Parramatta Road, sustainable cities, compulsory acquisitions, anti-protest laws and more. Here are a few highlights of her work.
The human toll of Mike Baird’s WestConnex | The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) | Oct 2016
WestConnex spruikers won’t stop the spin | SMH | Jun 2016
Public transport: better than motorways, and not just for congestion | Green Left Weekly | Jun 2016
Federal funding for WestConnex | AltMedia | Jun 2016
WestConnex health and safety breaches | 2RRR RadioActive | Mar 2017
Meeting with Mike Baird | Radio SkidRow | Dec 2016
NSW compulsory acquisitions | 2UE | Aug 2016
Talking WestConnex with Wendy Harmer | ABC702 | Mar 2016
WestConnex New M5 design revealed | ABC702 | Sep 2015
Train timetable | 9 News Sydney | Sep 2017
Right road? | 9 News Sydney | Aug 2017
Dumping ground | 9 News Sydney | Jun 2017
WestConnex Euston Rd plans | Ten Eyewitness News | Apr 2017
WestConnex questions | 9 News | Feb 2017
Parramatta Road development plans | 9 News | Nov 2016
Compulsory acquisition reforms | Ten Eyewitness News | Oct 2016
March Against Baird protest in Sydney | ABC News | May 2016
Residents hold fears for WestConnex | 7 News | Sep 2015
WestConnex project forces dozens of residents to leave within 12 months | ABC News | Jan 2015
Print / digital
Residents urge action, not bluster, on WestConnex | Green Left Weekly | Oct 2017
Mayhem in Marrickville | AltMedia | Oct 2017
Inner west Labor-Liberal pact | AltMedia | Sep 2017
Development under threat as power shifts | Daily Telegraph | Sep 2017
Independents day or reckoning in the inner west | AltMedia | Sep 2017
WestConnex pollution on the rise | AltMedia | Aug 2017
Independents running for Inner West Council snag high-profile support | Inner West Courier | Jul 2017
WestConnex: The stink of controversy that fails to go away | The Guardian | Jul 2017
Horrible stench shows lack of empathy for locals | AltMedia | Jun 2017
WestConnex works stench | SMH | Jun 2017
Changing suburbs | House & Garden | May 2017
WestConnex: bitter battles mark the road to Australia's urban future | The Guardian | Apr 2017
Parramatta Rd: Boulevard of broken budgets | AltMedia | Apr 2017
WestConnex wasting public money with AFL team sponsorship, critics say | The Guardian | Mar 2017
Auditor slams $3.5b WestConnex funding | news.com.au | Feb 2017
Asbestos clouds WestConnex’s reputation | AltMedia | Feb 2017
Mike Baird resignation | ABC | Jan 2017
Thousands turn out to force 'Casino' Mike Baird's hand on lock out, CSG, WestConnex, and councils | New Matilda | May 2016
Baird government labelled 'secret state' as information increasingly blocked | Sun-Herald | Feb 2016
Clean-up of asbestos on WestConnex site in St Peters under scrutiny | SMH | Sep 2015
‘It beggars belief’: St Peters family told they could lose home to WestConnex acquisitions | Inner West Courier (IWC) | Nov 2014
Pauline Lockie is your independent Councillor for the Stanmore ward of the Inner West Council. She is dedicated to making sure our Inner West remains the best place in Sydney to live, work and play.
Meet Pauline Lockie
As a local activist and founding member of the WestCONnex Action Group, Pauline has been a tireless fighter for our Inner West.
Her work has played a key role in making WestConnex as controversial as it deserves to be, and made rising discontent with the project a key factor behind Premier Mike Baird’s sudden resignation earlier this year.
Due to the wide-ranging impact WestConnex is having on the Inner West, Pauline’s advocacy has expanded to include issues such as public transport, sustainable cities, Urban Growth’s development plans for Parramatta Road, the right to protest, democratic planning, and more.
In 2016, Pauline’s advocacy for our community was recognised when she was named the Newtown electorate’s Local Woman of the Year.
Pauline is a passionate advocate for liveable cities, local democracy, and sustainable development. She has proven herself to be someone who is fearless about speaking truth to power, and standing up to the government to protect the long-term future of our community.
Above right: Image created by Pauline's friends at Yarra Campaign for Action on Transport following Mike Baird's resignation.