I'll be tabling my last motion for this term of Council at our final meeting on Tuesday 23 November. It seeks to put Council's verge maintenance service on the agenda for next year's Budget, given the consistency of complaints we receive from residents over the warmer months, and the costs involved in increasing the service. As ever, I'd love to know what you think.Read more
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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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Over the last few months, I've had the privilege of working with the Inner West Multicultural Network on one of its latest initiatives, a campaign called Racism Not Welcome. At next Tuesday's Inner West Council meeting, I'll be tabling the following motion to seek Council's endorsement for this campaign, including the installation of new street signs in key areas.Read more
On Tuesday 4 August, Councillors unanimously supported my motion on continuing Council's commitment to eliminating domestic and family violence across the Inner West, including its call for for us to develop a gender equity strategy to address one of the key causes of this violence. Melissa Holmes, program coordinator at Stepping Out, spoke to my fellow Clr Colin Hesse on his Radio Skid Row show about why this work is so important, how COVID-19 is deepening the epidemic of violence against women and children, and why investment in this area will benefit us all.Read more