MEDIA RELEASE: July 17, 2015 Speaking after his well-attended meeting with two ministers on Friday, Jamie Parker said he was encouraged by the Government’s commitment to advancing the Callan Park Trust.
“I was pleased to convene today’s meeting between Leichhardt Council, Friends of Callan Park, the Minister for Planning, the Minister for the Environment, and the Office of Environment and Heritage,” said Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain.
If you are involved in an incorporated non-profit organisation with an infrastructure project (to build or improve facilities) that needs some funding, then quickly check out www.communitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au or call Jamie's office on 9660 7586.
Applications close on 7 August, and late applications are not accepted.
Jamie is hosting an information evening at 6pm Tuesday 14 July at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre. Everyone is welcome - come along and find out what's involved in submitting an application.
Save our city from WestCONnex rally 12pm Saturday 4 July, Goddard Park, Concord Community opposition to the mega-expensive and mega-polluting WestConnex tollroad continues to increase. Join other concerned citizens tomorrow in Concord. Wear something warm and enjoy the sunshine.More info here
The past month has been a busy time, with the 2015 Budget being handed down in the NSW Parliament. One thing is clear: the Liberal government is focused on pushing through its massive development and sale agenda, with public and social services being left far behind.
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The media has covered a list of 'winners' from the 2015 NSW budget (SMH and ABC). Here is our critique of where the budget fell short of making Sydney more liveable and sustainable, particularly for our Inner West communities:
MEDIA RELEASE - June 24, 2015 A consistent regulatory framework for short term holiday letting – including web platforms such as Airbnb, Stays and Wotif – is a step closer after the NSW Planning Minister referred the matter to a parliamentary inquiry.
Commenting after the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly Committee on Environment and Planning on Wednesday, Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain, said he welcomed the Minister’s intervention.
“I am pleased the Minister has responded to my request for an inquiry into the regulation of accommodation services in the sharing economy,” said Mr Parker.
MEDIA RELEASE - June 24, 2015 Speaking about the Government’s broken promise on the new Ultimo public school, local MP Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain, said he shared the community’s disappointment and outrage at the announcement a school was not proceeding at the site on Fig and Wattle streets.
MEDIA RELEASE - June 23, 2015 Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain, said:
“Any facilitation of express approvals for UrbanGrowth NSW projects, such as the Bays Precinct, will undermine proper strategic planning, and the accountability and transparency that are necessary for these large-scale projects. UrbanGrowth is already leading the charge on trashing local communities at the expense of development profits.”