Alex's Update Issue 45

Alex's Update Issue 45

Glebe Island Bridge, Greyhound Inquiry, Light Rail Update, Pop-Up Childcare Event, Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby 25th Birthday

What! No Child Care? Join me next Monday 14 October 7.30-8.30am in Martin Place to get the message out about the need for more childcare. Children are most welcome at the pop-up" childcare centre which will be created for 90 minutes outside the channel seven studios. Information and RSVP HERE

Many people share my concern about and the welfare of greyhounds used for racing or those ‘not suitable’ for racing.  Let the Parliamentary committee know in a submission before 6 November. Inquiry details HERE

Get your tickets now for the 25th anniversary of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, with NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, David Marr and Matthew Mitcham. Please join me and the entire cross-party marriage equality group to celebrate 25 years fighting for equality. Details HERE

Recently I attended the Government’s Light Rail Roundtable, a closed group of stakeholders providing advice to the Government about the planned light rail. On behalf of constituents, I raised a number of community concerns and suggestions relating to the Devonshire Street route. The Environment Impact Statement, due out shortly, should provide much-needed information. 

The Government is considering demolishing the 1903 swing style Glebe Island Bridge, closed since 1995. However, this facility could provide valuable light rail, pedestrian and cycle links from Pyrmont to the inner west. You can comment until 15 November HERE 

Have a great week

Alex Greenwich
Independent Member for Sydney

PS. Yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald editorial hits the nail on the head on commercialising open green space. While Government plans increase inner city populations, vital open space like the Botanic Garden, Centennial Parklands and Barangaroo are at risk of commercialisation and being built over. Read the editorial HERE

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!