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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 Issue 216

Tuesday 9 May

Moore Park 2040, Edgecliff Upgrade Plans, Safe Schools & IDAHOBIT, Stop the Carnage, Western Harbour Tunnel and Newsletter 13

MOORE PARK 2040

The Moore Park 2040 master plan released last week opens the possibility to remove planning restrictions on the former showground site to allow more development and commercialisation with short term accommodation identified. This is a disgrace. The community was long promised development on the site would be limited to film purposes.  

I will keep close watch on this process and inform you about developments. The Entertainment Quarter is public land and provides much needed opportunities to expand green open space as surrounding populations increase rapidly. Information: http://moorepark.sydney

EDGELIFF UPGRADE PLANS

Transport for NSW has now started work on access plans for Edgecliff Railway Station and Bus Interchange, with lifts, refurbished escalators, relocated ticket gates, CCTV upgrades, and additional seats and shelter planned. You can talk to project officers at the station between 4 and 6pm on 9 May, 18 May and 26 May – or check the information online. Public comments are due Friday 2 June. Information: HERE.    

STOP THE CARNAGE

Constituents have contacted me about my newsletter article about the dreadful laws the government passed late last year to allow broadscale land clearing of native vegetation asking what they can do. Please support the Total Environment Centre’s campaign: www.tec.org.au/stop_the_carnage.

SAFE SCHOOLS & IDAHOBIT

Last week we again debated Safe Schools with government contributions pandering to community misinformation about what simply is an LGBTI focused anti-bullying resource that schools can opt to use. The federal government will cease funding the program and while the state government promised to develop a broader anti-bullying resource to replace it, it used the opportunity to attack the program. 

Parliaments and the media need to stop using the lives and wellbeing of LGBTI youth as a political football. My speech is HERE.

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May this year focuses on rainbow families. Information HERE.

WESTERN HARBOUR TUNNEL

The government is proposing yet another massive road project with the Western Harbour Tunnel to link the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange with the Warringah Freeway. This will involve tunnelling under Sydney Harbour and Middle Harbour. This will likely bring even more traffic to the inner city and removes much needed funds from more efficient and sustainable public transport options. Information days are at Balmain Town Hall 370 Darling Street Thursday 18 May 2-6pm and Saturday 20 May 10am-2pm. Details HERE.

NEWSLETTER 13

My latest hard copy newsletter is being delivered across the electorate and online HERE.