Media Release: Local councillors gagged by bureaucrats

In another Liberal National party attack on local democracy, councillors across NSW face being gagged to stop them criticising the actions of their council or speaking out against decisions they disagree with. The first council to seek to enforce new gag laws passed...

Media Release: Inner West Council leads on #ChangeTheDate

Local First Nations organisations have welcomed the support of Inner West Councillors to #ChangeTheDate from 2019. Greens Councillor Tom Kiat is leading the charge by bringing a motion to the first council meeting of 2018 to commit Council to not celebrate Australia...

Valid asbestos concerns but no case to sack Blue Mountains Council

The Greens commend the Blue Mountains Council staff, community and councillors who have campaigned to address serious asbestos safety issues. However we oppose the Liberal Government’s plans to suspend the council as yet another attack on local democracy. While...

Media Release: Valid asbestos concerns but no case to sack council

The Greens commend the Blue Mountains Council staff, community and councillors who have publically campaigned to address serious asbestos safety issues. It is a serious misstep by the Local Government Minister to threaten to sack the council while WorkSafe NSW...

Media Release: Deluge of Planning Documents

Environmental impact assessment improvement project -Department assesses the potential impacts of a proposal for a State significant project before a decision is made by the Minister for Planning or the Minister’s delegate on whether or not a project is approved....

Media Release: Planning minister delivers for the property industry.

New analysis by the Greens shows 40 of the NSW planning minister’s 106 meetings between January and September were with for profit corporations and groups from the property industry.   Just 10 out of the minister’s 106 meeting have been with community or not for...