Alex's Update Issue 167
2 May 2016
Barangaroo planning has a history of modifications that promote private benefit and last week I joined the City of Sydney and architects to implore the Planning Assessment Commission to refuse the latest to locate a casino with private luxury hotel and apartments on Barangaroo South’s only waterfront public park. I argued that the public experience will make Barangaroo successful, not private short term profit. My speech is HERE.
I’ve received numerous complaints from residents from Pyrmont to Paddington about unreliable bus services on the 389 route, which now travels from Bondi through the CBD to Pyrmont. Despite letters and questions to the minister, it does not appear that the service has improved. See my latest question HERE. Please download and sign my petition to help get action to improve the 389 bus service HERE.
A Little Night Sitting allows you to see the NSW Parliament at work, with a tour of the heritage building, meeting MPs and watching both Houses in session. The special access day is Tuesday 10 May from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and bookings are essential. Phone 9230 2047 or check HERE.
Social Housing Community Improvement Fund Grants are open for social housing communities to improve community facilities and open space, improve resident safety or better integrate social housing and the surrounding community. Details are HERE.
City of Sydney Grants programs for building energy and water savings, innovation and matching grants are open now. Check the guidelines for each program if you have project ideas and seek a grant HERE.
Transurban offers small grants for social and environmental benefits for communities where they manage roads. Details HERE.
I was pleased to attend the cheque handover last week for $3,000 to the Haymarket Foundation to support their medical help and crisis accommodation for homeless people.
ACON has small grants to support community events for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on 17 May. Information HERE.
There is a good database of funding sources online at www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au
Newsletter No. 10
My latest newsletter will shortly be distributed across the electorate. You can view it online now HERE.