Urgency Motion: Food Security

I'll be seeking to table the following urgency motion at our next Council meeting on Tuesday 9 August. This follows recent discussions I've had with Inner West Police Area Command about the rise in food theft they're seeing across the Inner West, and Addison Road Community Organisation about the sharp rise in people seeking food relief.

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Motion: 40km/h speed limits on local streets

Council has committed to implementing speed limits of no more than 40km/h on all local roads across our local government area (LGA) to improve safety and local amenity. However, while Transport for NSW - which must approve and implement speed limits - has provided in-principle support for this initiative, it has yet to amend the speed limit on any local road in our LGA since doing so.

So at our Council meeting on 14 June 2022, I tabled the following motion to escalate this issue the Minister for Metropolitan Roads, and ask her to ensure that Transport for NSW works with Council to finally get this done - and prioritise areas for 30km/h limits where appropriate. I'm pleased to say it passed unanimously, with an additional point 4(d) added by Leichhardt ward Clr da Cruz. As ever, I'd love to know what you think.

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Motion: WestConnex St Peters Interchange

At our Council meeting on 14 June 2022, I tabled the following motion calling for greater transparency around the WestConnex St Peters Interchange. This followed revelations in City Hub that Transport for NSW failed to tell Council that the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has required further analysis of the site, even as it was pushing us to take responsibility for managing the "parkland" at the site. I'm pleased to say it passed with unanimous support. As ever, I'd love to know what you think.

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Motion: Rainbow pathway for World Pride

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.

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Motion: Verge maintenance

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.

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Meet my Independent team

I’m so pleased to introduce the Independent team I’ll be running with at the Inner West Council election on Saturday 4 December. We’ll be Group A on the ballot paper for the Stanmore / Damun ward.

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Inner West Independent: Election interview

I was pleased to speak to the Inner West Independent about my (literal) road to Council, why it's important to have Independents in local government, and what I’m aiming to deliver for our community next term.

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Motion: Progress Pride Flag

I'm so pleased to report that Inner West Council voted unanimously for us to start flying the Progress Pride Flag when I tabled the motion below at our meeting on 4 November 2021.

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Motion: Toilets in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park and Enmore Park

I'll be tabling the following Notice of Motion at next week's Council meeting on Tuesday 28 September. As ever, if you have any feedback, I'd love to hear from you.

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Motion: WestConnex St Peters Interchange park

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.

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