Tag Archives | Barangaroo

Barangaroo Blowout: Golden Mile to Diamond Dash

NSW Greens MP and Planning spokesperson David Shoebridge today warned that the initial cost blowouts on the Barangaroo project were only the beginning of what is going to be a substantial expenditure of public funds to benefit Lend Lease. “At $1.67 million per step, the Barangaroo walkway has gone from being the Golden Mile to […]

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Tony Kelly’s Last Shout

Planning Minister Tony Kelly’s boast about the amount of developments rushed through in the past month shows a total lack of regard for the future of NSW, according to NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. “If Mr Kelly is so proud of his achievements, why did he slip his statement out at half past two on […]

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Premier Gives Public Road to Barangaroo Development

The NSW Greens are opposing the decision by the State Government to transfer the management of the highly polluted old AGL Gasworks site of Hickson Rd, Sydney, from the City of Sydney to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA). The City of Sydney does not have an institutional interest in delivering the oversized Barangaroo development and […]

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Gentrader inquiry saved in a good end to the year

Premier Keneally this week tried to shut down NSW Parliament in a blatant attempt to stifle a Parliamentary Inquiry in the recent sell-off of the NSW electricity industry by Treasurer Eric Roozendaal. Despite the best efforts of the Premier, the Treasurer and the Attorney General to bully committee members and potential witnesses, the inquiry will […]

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Huntlee development decision contrary to all recommendations

Completely contrary to the recommendations made by ICAC last week regarding Part 3A, Tony Kelly has approved a development application for 7,500 residential units at Huntlee in the Hunter Valley. This decision is being snuck through before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny and will be devastating for critically local flora. The approval clears the way […]

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Keneally’s pre-Christmas giveaway: Barangaroo approved

In response to today’s pre-Christmas announcement of the approval of over 500,000 square metres of inappropriate development for Lend Lease at Barangaroo, Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “This decision is a con-job, a disgraceful act in the dying stages of a dead administration. It is an illegitimate decision by a government which has lost the […]

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Keneally must ensure ICAC followed on Barangaroo

The Greens are calling on the Premier to intervene and direct the Planning Minister to follow the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) recommendations and hand his decision making power over the State’s single biggest private Part 3A development, Barangaroo, to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).  SMH 14/10 p2 ICAC has found that there is an […]

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Not a single public housing unit for Barangaroo

As Greens NSW Spokesperson on Housing, David has spoken out against the Keneally Government’s failure to include any public housing units in the controversial Barangaroo development at East Darling Harbour. The $6 billion dollar, 22 hectare development on public land is “a once in a generation chance to inject some fresh public housing stock into […]

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MR: No public housing for Barangaro – not one unit.

Occupying 22 hectares of public harbour foreshore land in the heart of the city, with an estimated total cost of $6 billion, the NSW Government has indicated they intend to provide absolutely no public housing in the development of Barangaroo. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “With over 43,000 people waiting on the NSW public […]

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CFMEU Barangaroo Workers Rights Rally

Today David spoke at a rally organised by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) – Project Agreement at Barangaroo Will Save Lives – attended by over 1000 union workers. Barangaroo presents NSW with a unique opportunity to provide important apprenticeship opportunities for young people in trades where there are significant shortages of skilled labour. NSW has […]

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