I'll be tabling the following Notice of Motion at next week's Council meeting on Tuesday 8 March. As ever, if you have any feedback, I'd love to hear from you.
UPDATE: The motion passed unanimously, with points 5 and 6 added as amendments. I'm looking forward to helping these projects come to fruition as part of World Pride.Read more
I tabled the following as my last motion for this term of Council during our final meeting on Tuesday 23 November. It puts Council's verge maintenance service on the agenda for the next Budget, given the consistency of complaints we receive from residents over the warmer months, and the costs involved in increasing the service. I'm pleased to say it passed unanimously. As ever, I'd love to know what you think.Read more
Following some disturbing reports about ongoing stability and contamination issues at the WestConnex St Peters Interchange 'park', I brought the following motion to the Inner West Council meeting on Tuesday 7 September (originally tabled for 3 August). I'm pleased to say it received unanimous support.Read more
On Thursday 18 March 2021, I spoke to my fellow Inner West Council Clr Colin Hesse on Radio Skid Row about taking the #RacismNotWelcome campaign to the Australian Local Government Association's national conference in Canberra in June, and why this grassroots anti-racism campaign is so important. Have a listen.Read more
Over the last few months, I've had the privilege of working with the Inner West Multicultural Network on one of its latest initiatives, a campaign called Racism Not Welcome. At next Tuesday's Inner West Council meeting, I'll be tabling the following motion to seek Council's endorsement for this campaign, including the installation of new street signs in key areas.Read more
On Tuesday 4 August, Councillors unanimously supported my motion on continuing Council's commitment to eliminating domestic and family violence across the Inner West, including its call for for us to develop a gender equity strategy to address one of the key causes of this violence. Melissa Holmes, program coordinator at Stepping Out, spoke to my fellow Clr Colin Hesse on his Radio Skid Row show about why this work is so important, how COVID-19 is deepening the epidemic of violence against women and children, and why investment in this area will benefit us all.Read more