18 September 2015
Alex Greenwich, the Independent Member for Sydney, has slammed proposals by City of Sydney Councillor Christine Forster and The Shooters and Fishers Party to divide residents and businesses in the City of Sydney. The Shooters and Fishers Party gave notice of the City of Sydney Amendment (Division of Council) Bill 2015 yesterday.
Mr Greenwich said:
“Great global cities are residential, business, tourist and entertainment hubs we need our CBD to be run by a council that celebrates, rather than divides, these elements"
“Extracting the vast majority of residents to other local government areas and governing for so-called only “business needs” could leave the city a characterless concrete jungle”
"Cities that are good to live in attract both talent and business. Sydney currently sits at the top of cities where professionals want live according to a recent study by Boston Consulting. The Shooters and Fishers plan puts this at risk"
“Elements of the Liberal Party have clearly been assessing the numbers and after realising the party can’t control Town Hall fairly, they’ve come up with another desperate plan, and got the Shooters to introduce their latest gerrymander to the parliament”
“For the NSW Government to even entertain the idea shows the “Fit for the Future” process is a farce. We’ve repeatedly heard the government say “bigger is better” but it thinks smaller is better when it gives the party a chance to win”.