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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Alex's Update 166

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Time to Value Trees, Barangaroo PAC, Federal Electorate Changes, Westconnex Campaign and Celebrate Robyn Kemmis’ Life

Time to Value Trees

The light rail project aims to create a vital fast and reliable transport option but the government must adopt stronger protections to stop the destruction of trees, tree canopy and wildlife in the parklands. Contractors appear to be making ad hoc decisions based on flawed methodology to fast track construction and I’ve asked the government to review the vegetation plan and increase oversight to ensure the much loved and historic Anzac Parade tree boulevard is not lost. My letter is HERE

Join the Mega May Day Tree Rally Sunday 1 May 11am at Moore Park West HERE

Barangaroo PAC Meeting

I will attend the Planning Assessment Commission meeting and speak in support of my submission opposing the Modification 8 amendments to Barangaroo and the Crown casino. The commission will decide on proposals that increase scale and bulk at community expense and privatise waterfront land. My April 2015 submission is HERE.   

Community members can attend and observe the proceedings from 11am Thursday 28 April at the Christie Conference Centre, 3 Spring Street Sydney. Details HERE

Federal Electorate Changes

Federal electorate boundaries have changed for the upcoming election, including for the Wentworth and Sydney electorates – you may have a new federal MP. Check your enrolment and address under the new boundaries HERE.

Westconnex Campaign

The NSW government has approved its proposal for a massive spaghetti road junction at St Peters as part of the Westconnex Motorway, despite almost 13,000 submissions raising concerns. The major interchange, road upgrades and ventilation stacks – adjacent to Sydney Park and thousands of residents – will breach air quality standards proposed by COAG in 2012.

While the project is not in the Sydney electorate, it will funnel massive amounts of traffic into the inner city and CBD and will take funds from public transport. I encourage you to link up with the community campaign against the network of toll roads and in favour of public transport, HERE.  

Celebrate Robyn Kemmis' Life

Glebe residents have organised an event to celebrate the life and work of Robyn Kemmis. A BYO picnic at Foley Park Glebe Point Road on Sunday 1 May 12-2pm will include a short tribute at 12:30pm. Details: Jan Wilson 0408 207 784 or Susie Cleary 0498 881 113.


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