MEDIA RELEASE. December 9, 2014 UN INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY
Speaking on International Anti-Corruption Day, the Greens have called on both the Liberal and Labor parties to urgently support legislation for a national anti-corruption body in light of trust-destroying events in NSW politics.
Sometimes the solution is right in front of us: the historic and perfectly positioned Glebe Island Bridge offers a safe, accessible, level link for pedestrians and bicycle traffic between Rozelle and the city. It also offers a great opportunity for light rail to be provided to create public transport connection within the Bays Precinct and the CBD. The Glebe Society has set up an informative website www.glebeislandbridge.com. Add your support for the bridge to be refurbished and reopened for walking and cycling - click the link to send your letter to the Roads Minister.
Responding to a media report (Daily Telegraph 1 December 2014) of yet another proposed change to the WestConnex route, Greens MP Jamie Parker said it like the bad days of the NSW Labor Government where projects were announced then abandoned as if developed on the back of an envelope.
"This dramatic change of route to align with the City West Link demonstrates the Liberals have simply not done their homework before committing billions to a mega-road project," said Mr Parker.
Reacting to news that the Department of Education has walked away from negotiations for a new school in Ultimo, Greens MP Jamie Parker said it cast the Government’s priorities in poor light.
“I received the disappointing news last night that the Department has withdrawn its offer to buy the site on Fig and Wattle Streets Ultimo which had been earmarked for a desperately needed new school,” said Mr Parker.
Commenting on the State Infrastructure Strategy released by the Baird government on Tuesday, Jamie Parker MP, Greens member for Balmain, has welcomed news of $2 billion for schools and hospitals, but raised concerns about billions of dollars being spent on roads.
“Announcing road project after road project is not visionary. In the past 40 years, successive Labor and Liberal governments have focused on motorway construction with little new public transport infrastructure. The result is a city at peak congestion,” says Mr Parker.
Published November 18, 2014 - Rohan Smith, reporter.
CALLAN Park has been neglected for three years but the State Government says it is considering a $240 million masterplan. Last Tuesday marked three years to the day since Leichhardt Council submitted its proposal to the State Government for approval.
Both Leichhardt Mayor Rochelle Porteous and Balmain state Greens MP Jamie Parker took the opportunity to remind the State Government that the clock is ticking on the historic 60ha site at Rozelle.