As promised, I've sent the following letter via email to the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, outlining community opposition to the decision to terminate the 422 bus at Central instead of the CBD, and directing his attention to the petition signed by nearly 350 people in just two days. I also sent a very similar email to the Secretary of Transport for NSW.Read more
Last week, Inner West residents in Newtown and St Peters discovered that Transport for NSW was making changes to bus services that are due to take effect from 6 May 2018. This will result in changes to routes, route withdrawals, and in some cases, reduced service. That's why I'll be tabling the following motion for urgent consideration at Council's Extraordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 1 May. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more