MR: Sydney Water to sell-off vital public space in Ryde

Ahead of the Joint Regional Planning Panel’s decision on the fate of Cudal Reserve, NSW Greens MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge called on Sydney Water to listen to the local community and council and dedicate the land as public space. “Sydney Water’s total refusal to even consider the views of the public is evidence […]

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Local Government: Live and Local

I’m down here at the Local Government Association (LGA) conference in Albury and remembering why local government is just so vital.  Meeting up with Councillors from Byron to Bega, and all places in between, I realize again their commitment to their local communities and their local residents. Sitting down with this crop of local representatives you get regaled with […]

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MR: Locking up children just doesn’t add up

Greens MP and Police and Juvenile Justice spokesperson David Shoebridge today called on Police Minister Michael Daley to give further details on incidents of police assaults on young people, and demanded immediate action. The information was revealed in answers to Questions on Notice asked by Mr Shoebridge in Budget Estimates last month. (Daily Telegraph 18/10/10 […]

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Piecemeal planning by part-time Premier

Commenting on the Premier’s announcement that she was taking control of the Barangaroo project, Greens NSW MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge today called for the Premier to stop meddling and hand the whole project back to the City of Sydney. “By taking control of Barangaroo, Premier Keneally has shown a complete lack of faith […]

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Redfern Waterloo Authority sits on affordable housing money

Greens MP David Shoebridge has called on the Government to start spending money collected for affordable housing purposes in the Redfern Waterloo area. “The Redfern Waterloo Authority is able to levy new developments and spend the money collected on affordable housing in the area, but to date it has produced  not a single affordable housing […]

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Planning Minister blames developer for slow process at Lewisham

In answer to a question in Parliament by Greens MP David Shoebridge about the time the Government was taking to make a decision on the Lewisham Towers development proposal, which was first lodged 18 months ago, Planning Minister Tony Kelly has blamed the developers for the delay in providing an environmental assessment of the proposal. […]

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