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Council meeting update: Three successful motions
I'm delighted to report all three motions I put forward for our community at our meeting on 13 March passed. This means Council will:
- Investigate doing our own monitoring of noise and air pollution around WestConnex construction sites, look for other ways we can advocate for our residents, and write to the Premier and Ministers (read my WestConnex motion)
- Write to Andrew Constance and Victor Dominello to demand urgent action and compensation for Newtown residents who've been affected by their government's failure to finalise acquisitions for the Sydney Metro (read my motion)
- Install five donated "Pride Seats" across the Inner West to celebrate our support for marriage equality and LGBTIQ rights, dedicate each seat to a different LGBTIQ activist, and open these nominations up to the public (read my Pride Seats motion).
For more highlights from this meeting, watch and share my video update on Facebook now.
WestConnex St Peters Interchange site; Ten Eyewitness news on Sydney Metro; Pride Seat prototype.
Next Council meeting: Tuesday 27 March
This is shaping up to be another marathon sessions, with at least 24 items covering topics such as supporting our creative communities, community sport and recreation, Adani, White Bay and more. See the full agenda on Council's website.
The meeting will be held from 6:30pm at Ashfield Council Chambers, L6, 260 Liverpool Rd Ashfield. If you want to speak to any items on the agenda, you'll need to register on Council's website by 2pm Tuesday.
Art and about in the Inner West
Thank you to all the fabulous artists in the Inner West who threw open their doors, hosted events and tours, and took the time to chat to me and my very curious Ms 8 at the Inner West Open Studio Trail earlier this month.
I was especially happy to visit some of the creative spaces within the area earmarked for the original Sydenham Creative Hub. Protecting these existing venues and industrial businesses was the key reason why I voted for the revised, scaled-back proposal, so we can balance new bars, live music venues, cafes and so on with preserving these critically important Inner West industries. For more about why this matters, take a look at Neighbourhood Paper's The Sydenham Dilemma.
Street art tour of Newtown/Enmore; Makerspace & Co, Marrickville; Erth Visual & Physical Inc, Marrickville
Demolition halted at 73 The Boulevarde, Dulwich Hill
I've had a lot of residents contact me about the DA that's now being assessed by Council on this property, which would see it demolished for units by a developer. This developer recently sought to fast-track the demolition, which would have seen the home destroyed before a decision was made on the DA.
In response, Council has now obtained an Interim Heritage Order to protect the property. This will be valid for up to six months, which will give our officers time to carry out the appropriate assessments. Read the Interim Heritage Order.
73 The Boulevarde, Dulwich Hill. Images: realestate.com.au
Get in touch
If you need my help or advocacy on any Council matters, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0434 690 544.
Thanks again for your support,
Independent Councillor, Stanmore ward, Inner West Council