The Powerhouse building is an important cultural and public space that should be preserved for generations, and it must remain in the public’s hands.
We are seeing the steady leaching away of our culture and history by the Liberal government, as it conducts a fire sale of Sydney’s historic and important buildings and strips the city of its unique identity.
Award-wining playwright and columnist Van Badham has joined Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, in condemning the government’s proposed sale of the Powerhouse building as a blow to the emerging arts community in NSW.
Greens Member for Balmain, Jamie Parker MP, has labelled the Liberal government’s announcement of the sale of the Powerhouse building a slap in the face for Sydneysiders, and called for an immediate halt to the move.
Jamie has written a submission to the Department of Family and Community Services to express his concerns about their proposed social housing policies. The Social Housing in NSW discussion paper foreshadows a policy direction that may see vulnerable people pushed into the private rental market.
GREENS SAY HERITAGE VALUES ARE BETRAYED By Sarah Sharples
Published February 24, 2015
THE NSW Government’s sale of the historic Bidura block in Glebe to developers has been slammed by Balmain state Greens MP JamieParker, who said it was the latest betrayal of the city’s heritage values.
Affordable, quality childcare is so important to working parents of the Inner West. On Tuesday February 17, I was delighted to attend the opening of the upgrade to Toxteth Kindergarten with Leichhardt Mayor Rochelle Porteous, after the school received two grants from Leichhardt Council.
“It just shouldn’t be so hard to get around our communities and cities. Our plan will ensure we all get to work on time, have more time with our families and a transport system we can all be proud of. Tollways divide communities, create more pollution and make our cities less liveable."