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Save Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion is an iconic arts, community and cultural facility serving the community of Bondi and Sydney. Bondi Pavilion’s facilities include the Bondi Theatre, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms and more. Bondi Pavilion currently plays host to many activities with a strong community focus, including art exhibitions, community education classes, workshops, screenings and more. It is […]

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Getting our councils back

We’ve had a big win in the campaign to save our councils, but the Greens won’t give up until all communities have their councils back. Whether it’s Pittwater or Leichhardt, Guyra or Tumbarumba, Gloucester or Marrickville, the Greens are committed to winding back all forced council amalgamations. There never has been any evidence, democratic mandate […]

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Local Government ready to lead on climate change: if we let them

Today’s Climate Council report shows Local Government leading the charge on climate change, despite repeated attacks from the Coalition Government. This report is proof that Local Government is uniquely placed to understand the threat climate change poses to their area. An effective local response to greenhouse gas emissions, coastal retreat and energy policy is essential […]

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Coalition’s last council ally turns on them, as Hornsby wants amalgamation unwound

Media Release 13 July 2017 Coalition’s last council ally turns on them, as Hornsby wants amalgamation unwound The Coalition has lost its last ally in local government, as Hornsby Council delivers a stinging rebuke to the Berejiklian forced amalgamation mess.  Liberal-dominated Hornsby Council, the last remaining elected council that supported the Coalition’s forced amalgamations, is […]

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Unprecedented political interference into Waverley Mayor’s code of conduct breach

The Office of Local Government has inappropriately intervened in Waverley Mayor Sally Betts code of conduct breach, with the secret letter confirming that Acting Chief Executive Tim Hurst has gone to extraordinary measures to protect Mayor Betts. 9.6 the model code of conduct specifies Office of Local Government’s role is to review whether the investigation […]

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Sky high plans overshadow Chatswood community

Willoughby council will tonight consider plans to let developers build buildings as tall and as large as they want in a recipe for disaster for Chatswood. News that Liberal dominated Willoughby Council is using its last few months in office to further a proposal to remove height restrictions and floor space ratio requirements on development […]

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A bill to end forced council amalgamations could pass the Upper House tomorrow

A bill to end forced council amalgamations could pass the Upper House tomorrow. The Local Government Amendment (Amalgamation Referendums) Bill would: Halt all outstanding forced amalgamation proposals until local residents vote on a binding plebiscite, Require plebiscites to be held in all forcibly amalgamated on whether or not to restore the previous councils, and We […]

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More decision making powers to be stripped from democratically elected councils

Stripping local councils of their powers to make decisions about development applications will do nothing to restore integrity or accountability to the NSW planning system. Under the Coalition’s proposed changes contentious planning decisions will be made by unelected “independent” planning panels rather than democratically elected councillors. The Greens know that restoring trust in our local […]

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Gerrymanders, financial blackmail and litigation: the truth behind the Coalition’s forced mergers

Imagine if the Coalition’s forced amalgamations agenda wasn’t about saving councils and residents money but delivering a Coalition majority control in cashed up mega councils while beggaring their non-Coalition neighbours? As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald: The state government created a safe Liberal majority for the new Parramatta City Council by the way it […]

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