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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Highlights of 2017 on Inner West Council

On New Year's Eve 2017, I took a look back at the year that was in the Inner West. Topics covered include the election campaign and the Labor/Liberal (Laboral?) mayoralty power-sharing deal, WestConnex, Sydney Metro, planning proposals, and the work I'm doing with you to make sure our Inner West remains the best place in Sydney to live, work and play.

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Camdenville Public School on Radio Skid Row

I'm very proud of Emmy, Catriona and Marla from Newtown's Camdenville Public School, who were the guest stars on Radio Skid Row's breakfast show on Thursday 7 December.

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Concerns raised about the Sydenham Creative Hub

The loss of our industrial lands in the Inner West has become something I've become increasingly interested in at Council. We have such a rare and vibrant industrial area in and around Marrickville, but it's now under increasing threat from gentrification, development, and the desire of some to be seen as champions of the creative industry no matter the cost.

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Parking scheme changes in St Peters, Tempe and Sydenham

A number of residents have contacted me about the incoming resident parking scheme (RPS) changes being introduced in parts of St Peters, Tempe and Sydenham in early 2018. Here's a summary of the main queries and answers, much of which has been gleaned from Council staff.

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Report on Inner West Council's WestConnex meeting in Lilyfield

On Wednesday 22 November, Inner West Council held a public meeting about the "local impacts" of WestCONnex on Lilyfield and Rozelle. I wasn't able to attend, but Jennifer Aaron of Leichhardt Against WestCONnex was, and she wrote up the following report.

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