29 July 2020
(Community Recognition Statement, 29 July 2020, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney Electorate, I acknowledge the contribution of the Millers Point Community Resident Action Group (MPCRAG). MPCRAG provides a stable community focus in this area, which has experienced massive demographic and development changes in recent years. There are many new residents in both high rise and the heritage homes. The MPCRAG informs local residents about events and developments that will impact on residential access and amenity, providing a connection point between agencies like Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Property NSW and the City of Sydney. They've provided local input to plans and service delivery, building on local knowledge with a focus on improving the area for those who live there. This ranges from contributing to plans for redevelopment of the Fort Street Public School to pedestrian crossings and a local public swimming spot at Barangaroo Reserve. Active and engaged residents are important participants in planning and development, and essential if a precinct is to be a great place to live, work and visit. I congratulate the engaged and involved members of the Millers Point Community Resident Action Group for their commitment and contribution.