Alex's Update Issue 42
Clover's Record, Digital & Innovation Revolution, Community Building Funds, City Centre Access Strategy, and Barangaroo DA
This week marks one year since my predecessor, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, was forced to resign from NSW Parliament. You can watch ABC Stateline's coverage of that day here. Clover and I continue to work together to deliver solutions for inner-Sydney residents and businesses. I enjoy the challenge and opportunity of building on her work and many accomplishments.
The digital revolution is changing the way we do business, creating a new economy based on ideas, intelligence and innovation. In Parliament I asked the Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment to commit to help this sector grow. The Government has a Digital Economy Industry Action Plan and a targeted program for start-ups. I will continue to monitor this progress to ensure Sydney's start-up sector continues to grow. My Question is HERE
CBD congestion impacts on the whole city, including inner city residents. The data shows that cars and taxis make up 87 per cent of am peak traffic, but only carry 35 per cent of the people moving about. Release of the Government’s City Centre Access Strategy should allow the go-ahead of projects to improve public transport, pedestrian and cycling activity in the CBD. Comments are due by 25 October. Details are HERE
The Barangaroo Delivery Authority has submitted plans for Public domain works to connect the future Headland Park in Barangaroo to the existing suburb of Millers Point. You can comment by 14 October. Details are HERE
Over $5 million has been applied for from the Community Building Partnership by 21 organisations. There is only $300,000 available for the Sydney electorate in 2014 and I’m keen to hear community comment on priorities before providing my feedback to the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Please give comments by the end of September. See the list HERE or call my office for a copy.
Have a great week,
Alex Greenwich MP
Independent Member for Sydney
PS. Want to learn about the innovation sector? Join the Sydney Startups Walkabout tour on Tuesday 24 September, details HERE