Since being re-elected to Council in September 2012 I’ve been putting out a monthly newsletter to my supporters, outlining items before Council that may be of general interest as well as well as specific matters I’m looking for feedback on and news about my activities. All my previous newsletters can be downloaded below. If you’d like to be added to my mailing list you can subscribe here.
September 2016 – End of an Era – My final newsletter
June/July 2016 – Sydney Marine Park, Powerhouse Museum, Waterloo, I stand with the arts, biodiversity under threat
April 2016 – Baird ends right to protest, support for safe schools, alcohol free zone, liquor laws, social sustainability policy
March 2016 – MOU with the Lord Mayor, ’78ers Apology, Westconnex protest, Waterloo redevelopment, Aboriginal place names, expanding Sydney’s creative spaces
December 2015 – City supports the No Business in Abuse campaign, Waterloo Metro station announced, City of Sydney to stand alone in Council amalgamations
Nov/Dec 2015 – ATP privatisation, Save our Councils, Redfern mural, Barangaroo reserved for ticket holders, Millers Point housing, arts funding
November 2015 – Council amalgamations, Nagoya sister city, City to evict Archway 1 theatre company, homelessness services grant, Pitt St activation
September 2015 – Westconnex Update, Three strikes rule for public housing, Moore Park stadium expansion, City North Plan, accessibility, refugees.
August 2015 – Barangaroo casino expansion, Alexandria Hotel update, City Climate Adaption Strategy, Renewal for Redfern Mural, Ashmore Estate, Energy Efficiency Masterplan
May/June 2015 – Implementing Business Voting, Arts policy funding, Ending Greyhound cruelty, update on Housing issues paper, City Farm, new Community Gardens policy
April/May 2015 – Vale Ray Jackson, Black Diggers Memorial, Advocacy for Millers Point residents, Safe Spaces program, Housing issues paper, Urban Growth and Affordable Housing
March 2015 – Inner Sydney goes Green, Save the Powerhouse Museum, new plan of management for City Recital Hall.
February 2015 – Harsh treatment for City’s homeless, Energy Efficiency Masterplan, City forced to implement double voting for business, Victoria Park renovation.
December 2014 – Tribute to Jack Mundey, Baird to privatise NSW Home Care, Local Govt Super drops ban on nuclear investment.
October/November 2014 – Govt to end peppercorn rent arrangements for community organisations, Millers Point heritage protections, Baird removes anti-corruption measures for Council tenders.
September 2014 – Baird shuts down feminist run Women’s refuges, Rally for One Vote, One Value, Millers Point Spring Picnic, New grants programs, Waste Treatment Master Plan
August 2014 – Businesses to double their vote, Barangaroo developers paradise, more alcohol free zones, medicare co-payment in the city, suburb naming proposals
July 2014 – City to sign over authority to Urban Growth NSW, welfare review spells disaster, international student safety, making Refugee Welcome Zone more visible
June 2014 – Women’s specialist homeless services to close, new affordable housing measure for Rosebery and Alexandria, update to the City’s Companion Animal Policy
May 2014 – Barangaroo privatisation by stealth, City of Sydney on fossil fuel divestment, play equipment for children with disabilities, the City’s new Cultural Policy and Waste Treatment Master Plan
April 2014 – Public housing residents rally for maintenance, campaign to Save Millers Point community, axing of domestic violence services, Sydney’s live music scene and the green walls and roofs policy.
March 2014 – Controversy over Biennale funding, Urban Ecology Strategy finalised, Bayswater rd late night closure trial to begin, changes afoot for Taylor Square, Palm Sunday refugee rally.
February 2014 – State Parliamentary Inquiry into public and affordable housing, new late nigh alcohol laws, Housing NSW to take over homeless service, empowering Aboriginal communities, community energy production.
December 2013 – Community funded accessible swing rejected by Council, impact of light rail on Surry Hills, renewable energy master plan, Sydney Park plan of management, sudden closure of Glebe Youth Service.
November 2013 – live music strategy, green roofs and walls, Sunday Streets/Ciclovia, increased fees for food trucks, backpacker car market turns two.
October 2013 – effectiveness of the City’s community centres, another disappointing Local Government NSW conference, fire safety in public housing, City Centre Access Strategy, support for the Climate Council, proposed late night closure of Bayswater Rd. Potts Point.
September 2013 – Taylor Square bike hub, audit into public housing, ‘HaZZard tape’ protests, Corroboree Aboriginal cultural festival, Broadway cycle link.
August 2013 – Hyde Park tree removal, success of the Lift Redfern campaign, masterplan for Johnsons Creek, work to preserve the heritage of the Eveleigh Railyards and audit of the finances of public housing sales.
July 2013 – Urban ecology strategy goes on exhibition, seeking justice for injured Occupy Sydney supporter, protecting Sydney Park’s waterbirds, Erskineville Rd community garden, unconventional affordable housing in large new development.
June 2013 – Shelving of the City’s Green Square trigeneration program, renewable energy masterplan, Fitzroy Gardens playground, public art plan, numerous state government reforms.
May 2013 – Precinct scale planning proposals for Ashmore Estate (Erskineville) and North Rosebery, endorsement of food trucks policy, planning system reforms and a controversial needle dispensing machine in Redfern.
March 2013 – neighbourhood parking policy, adoption of Chippendale Sustainable Communities Plan, seawalls to encourage marine biodiversity, conflict between childcare and open space in Annandale, Eastern Suburbs light rail
February 2013 – footpath gardening, pesticide use, late night trading, affordable housing at Barangaroo and Council action on the new NSW planning system
December 2012– new draft graffiti policy, major new development on the shores of Blackwattle Bay, Council knocks back a grant to help flying foxes relocated to Centennial Park, housing panel and precinct committees
November 2012– action to improve nighttime safety in Kings Cross, Barangaroo casino coincides with public housing sell off, Fitzroy Gardens take 3, Connecting our City plan
October 2012 – grant to the Australian Fleet Review, Ashmore Estate, development in Bay St. Glebe