Applications are now open for the City of Sydney’s first round grants for 2017. Eligible projects must be located in the City's area or provide significant benefit to the City's residents and businesses.
I have been working with local residents to protect against the proposal for a mid-point tunnel for the WestConnex project in Leichhardt. The two sites proposed were at the Dan Murphy's site in Darley Road and land adjacent to the Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus.
Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker has reiterated his call to scrap WestConnex and criticised the latest proposal for a tunnel site near Leichhardt Senior High School as a ruse designed to divide the community.
I joined other Greens MPs at Mardi Gras Fair Day last week. Plenty of fairgoers dropped by the Greens stall to sign our petitions in support of Safe Schools and marriage equality. We had stickers, rainbow temporary tattoos and more!
I joined players, students and staff to open the new football oval at Sydney Secondary College Balmain campus last week. It was great to hear from student leaders Francis and Angus and see the new field.
Member for Balmain Jamie Parker has delivered a speech to Parliament, calling on the government to start serious work with the community to implement an extended light rail service connecting Strathfield to the CBD via Parramatta Road and to Balmain via the former White Bay goods line.
Pokies took over $200M from local residents last year
22 February 2017
Data obtained by the Greens shows that poker machine companies took $223,303,196 from the residents of Leichhardt and Marrickville local government areas last year. Over half a billion dollars was taken in Sydney.