Addison Road Community Centre: Inner West Council report

There's been a lot of discussion about the fine handed down by Inner West Council to the Addison Road Community Centre (ARCCO) after a recent Vegan Market breached ARCCO's development consent. Here's the report Council staff have prepared for our next meeting on Tuesday 10 April. As always, I'd love to know what you think.

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Supporter news: 26 March 2018

Here's my latest supporter newsletter, with updates about my successful motions for our community, the Council next meeting, IWOST, a demolition halted and more. Want to get these sent to your inbox? Sign up here.

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Supporter News: 9 March 2018

Missed my latest Supporter News? Catch up here - and make sure you never miss another by subscribing to my emails.

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Motion on Pride Seats to celebrate marriage equality and LGBTIQ rights

Next week, I'll be bringing forward a lovely motion to the Council meeting about a donation offer of five "Pride Seats" to celebrate our support for marriage equality and LGBTIQ rights.

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Motion on Sydney Metro land title issues in Newtown

I was contacted in late February by residents in Lord St Newtown who had discovered they had an ‘unregistered dealing’ on their land titles as a result of unfinalised acquisitions of land under their properties for the Sydney Metro project. This has stopped some residents from refinancing or even selling their homes, with no resolution in site - which is why I'll be moving that Inner West Council writes to the relevant Ministers to demand urgent action at our meeting next week.

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Motion on WestConnex noise and air quality concerns

I'll be tabling the following motion at the next Inner West Council meeting on Tuesday 13 March following requests made by residents and community groups for Council to conduct its own noise and air quality monitoring of the WestConnex projects.

It's listed as Item 11 on the agenda. If you'd like to come and speak to the motion, you'll need to register by 2pm on Tuesday. Simply complete the short registration form on Council's website.

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Radio Skid Row interview about life, music and political influences

On Thursday 25 January, Pauline Lockie sat down with fellow Inner West Council councillor and Radio Skid Row host Colin Hesse to talk about the influences that shaped her life and politics, and led her to become an activist and now Independent councillor. Have a listen.

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Development: Meeting with the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro

Last week, I met with the Deputy Premier of NSW, John Barilaro, to explain why our residents are so concerned with the scale of development planned for our inner west, and specifically, the lack of open and green space we’re seeing in these proposals.

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How Inner West Council reviews development applications (DAs)

One of the most common reasons residents contact me at Inner West Council is to raise concerns about a proposed development application or DA in their neighbourhood. And while I’m always happy to help, many people are surprised when I tell them that, thanks to recent changes made by the NSW Government, Councillors now have very little say over whether a DA is approved or not.

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WestCONnex: My meeting with Dept of Planning officials

In December 2017, I met with senior officials from Department of Planning and Environment to discuss ongoing issues residents have been experiencing with WestCONnex, including issues with breaches of construction conditions, noise mitigation, and concern about the Stage 3 EIS being approved based on an ill-defined "concept" design.

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