18 February 2014
Pyrmont/Ultimo Policing, Companion Animals, Scamwatch, Schools Update, Seniors Week Concerts & Awards, and Woollahra Traffic Plan
This morning I attended the Pyrmont / Ultimo community policing meeting, where police reported a 10% drop in alcohol-related violence incidents over the summer. Residents and police raised concerns about displacement of people to Pyrmont from the Sydney Entertainment Precinct as a result of new licensing conditions, that do not include Ultimo and Pyrmont. Police will run operations to target this.
Police reported increasing bicycle theft, with a recovery rate of only about 10 per cent! They recommend you record the make, model and serial number, take photos and consider engraving your name on the frame. Ideas on preventing theft are HERE.
Last Friday, I was pleased to support the Animal Welfare League’s Pet Speed Dating event, designed to help match rescue pets and people looking for a pet. More information is available HERE.
If you have a dog, Information on the City of Sydney's free dog obedience classes is available HERE.
My oped in the Sydney Morning Herald about the history of inner city schools summarises the short term planning that the community is effectively challenging. You can read it HERE.
I’ve written to those who signed my petition to update progress on the of the inner-Sydney schools working party. The Update is HERE.
I’ve had a number of constituents contact me about scams including callers saying they are from the Tax Office or Department of Immigration, or that you must send money to collect a prize in a lottery. Please don’t be caught by offers that are “too good to be true”. Check the Scamwatch website and report dodgy offers HERE and complete their survey HERE.
The NSW Government provides four free concerts for over-60s during Seniors Week 18-20 March. Information and tickets is available HERE. I’m still accepting nominations for a Local Achievement Award for outstanding seniors who have contributed to our benefit. Details HERE.
Woollahra Council’s draft Traffic Management Strategy that will set priorities for it $400,000 annual spend on capital works projects to address traffic problems. The plan would see Glenmore Road given priority in the eastern part of the LGA. You can comment by 3 March HERE.
Have a great week
Alex Greenwich MP
Independent Member for Sydney