I spoke to 2GB's Overnight with Michael McLaren on Monday morning about Inner West Council's upcoming play streets trial - why we're doing it, how it's worked elsewhere, and the benefits that adults, children and communities alike enjoy when quiet local streets are closed off for play a couple of hours at a time. Want to nominate your street for the trial? Email Council's recreation team now. Interview starts around 15 seconds in.Read more
After years of campaigning by thousands of residents, the Upper House of the Parliament of NSW has agreed to conduct an inquiry into the impact of WestConnex. My personal submission to this inquiry runs to 71 pages, and you can read the full version on the parliamentary website. Here's the much shorter cover letter, which summarises my key points.
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
Transport for NSW has recently announced changes to Inner West bus routes that will see the 422 bus that runs to and from Martin Place terminate at Central instead from 6 May 2018.
This will see Inner West residents in Camperdown, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe forced to catch two or more buses to get to and from the CBD. As well adding to travel times, this change will make using public transport more difficult for people who can't switch buses with ease.
Sign the petition below to call on the Minister for Transport and Transport for NSW to reverse this change so the 422 bus service continues to start and finish in Sydney's CBD.
INDEPENDENT Inner West Councillor Pauline Lockie has slammed the Berejiklian government for approving the WestConnex M4-M5 Link project.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
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.Read more
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.Read more