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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.
 

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Potential Power House Win-Win

I welcome the announcement that the Ultimo Powerhouse could be retained. The government has opened the door to a Powerhouse Museum win-win that benefits the inner city and Parramatta.

The Powerhouse has 400,000 artefacts, 95 per cent of which are in storage. This huge collection could easily be shared across several sites – there is no need to  close the Ultimo museum. The two museums could leverage off each other, with more exhibitions, more on display and more special events.

Supporters of the Ultimo Powerhouse agree that Western Sydney needs its own internationally recognised museum that celebrates Western Sydney and its contribution to modern Australia. This should not come at the expense of a well-supported and established inner city institution that is an important destination for tourists, students, and locals.

With positive leadership last financial year, visitors to the Powerhouse in Ultimo increased by 12 per cent and sponsorship increased by 51 per cent. A Parramatta museum adds profile and capacity to the existing sites at Ultimo, Castle Hill and Observatory Hill.

Attempts to turn the government’s consultation process into an inner-city vs western Sydney battle do not serve any of us well.  

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Government and Opposition Block Open Transparent Planning on SCG Trust Land

25 August 2016

Alex Greenwich MP, Independent Member for Sydney condemned the major parties for failing to support his bill to remove exemptions to environmental planning and local government laws for land managed by the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust.

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Cross-Party Harm Minimisation Roundtable To Renew Illicit Drugs Policy Debate In NSW

Monday 4 July 2016

Four parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have joined forces in the NSW Parliament to renew the debate about harm minimisation approaches to illicit drug use.

The group will host a Harm Minimisation Summit on 11 August in the Jubilee Room in Parliament House, bringing together politicians, medical professionals, law and order officers and drug users.

 

 

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High Schools Welcomed

4 May 2016

I welcome much-needed action to provide inner city high school places.

There has been a strong community campaign to get investment in new schools to meet massive growth in demand. This announcement vindicates the advocates who have been working to get government action.

Media reports show how vital new schools are for inner Sydney – more families with children are moving into the inner city and their kids need school places. Current schools are full or filling fast and we urgently need new schools.

I understand that the department will move the Intensive English High School to the Mitchell Road campus of Alexandria Park Community School, build a 1,200 student high school at Cleveland Street to open in 2020, and then expand the Alexandria Park K-12 school.

The community will want to be involved with the design and to protect heritage buildings and prevent amenity impacts. We’ll all be looking for well-designed, cutting edge facilities that meet the highest sustainability standards. There will be pressure to have the new facility built to open in time.

I’ll be working with the government to get the best outcomes for students and community. 

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Powerhouse Museum Plan Questioned

11th of April 2016

Alex Greenwich, Independent Member for Sydney, has called on the government to release full details of the plan to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to ensure the project is viable before taking this much loved institution from its purpose built site.
 
Mr Greenwich said
 
“It is unclear whether the government’s plan is viable, has the support of the local Parramatta community, or whether the required recurrent funding for the new museum is in place.”

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Submission: Liquor Law Review

The 1.30 am lockout and 3.00 am cessation of service and associated laws have been in place in the CBD Entertainment, Oxford Street Precinct and the Kings Cross Precinct for over two years; these precincts are in my electorate and I have heard from a large number of constituents, business operators and visitors to the precinct about the restrictions.

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Thousands Seek To Save Powerhouse Museum

25 February 2016

Over ten thousand New South Wales residents have signed a petition to save the Powerhouse Museum, causing the matter to be debated in the New South Wales Parliament today (Thursday the 25th of February) at 4:30pm. 

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Moore Park Stadium Threat

10 February 2016

Today, Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Member for Newtown Jenny Leong and Member for Heffron Ron Hoenig condemned government proposals to build a massive new stadium on Kippax Lake in Moore Park.

The Minister for Sport is reported as saying the government will hand over open green space in Moore Park from the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust to the SGC for a much larger stadium on public open space, with the existing site to be taken over for elite sports and car parking. 

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Comment on Council Amalgamations

18 December 2015

I welcome the government’s recognition that the City of Sydney is financially and socially strong. Any change to its boundaries would put its position at risk.

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Twenty Eight Millers Point Properties Saved - More Needed

15 November 2015

Alex Greenwich, the Independent Member for Sydney, has welcomed the Government's plan to save 28 properties in Millers Point for existing social housing residents, and has urged the government to differ the sale of additional properties in Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Rocks. 

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