Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Light Rail - High Cross Park Saved. Still more to be rescued.

Beaten into submission, the Liberal Party finally raised the "White Flag" by removing its light rail stop from High Cross Park, and putting it in from the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children's Hospital the very place I told parliament recently it should be. As you can see from the attached video, what I told parliament this whole project resembles "Faulty Towers"

Now how about saving the 100 year old trees and Centennial Park by moving the route on Alison Road, or moving the Stabling yards away from my constituents in Doncaster Ave, Kensington, as the area floods. Do you think the "Spanish Waiter" from "Faulty Towers" have worked that out yet?

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Attack on open space at Centennial Park & Moore Park

Alex Greenwich MP, Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Ron Hoenig MP, Jenny Leong MP
I took a walk through the Centennial Parklands which includes Moore Park, located in my electorate, with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Alex Greenwichand Jenny Leong.

For months now the NSW Liberal Government and Centennial and Moore Park Trust have been planning to hand our vital green spaces over to developers and other commercial interests.

I have spoken out against this blatant attack on public land in Parliament several times now and I will continue to fight alongside the community for its protection.

Public Housing tour of Waterloo

I toured the Waterloo Housing Precinct and spoke to a number of local residents.

Whilst I am pleased to see many improvements made to the community, I'm particularly aware of the ongoing need for urgent maintenance work to improve the standard of housing. Many of my public housing tenants are house proud and tell me they feel privileged to live in public housing. Its the governments task to ensure they received the quality of life they are entitled to.

If you require my assistance addressing a Housing issue please contact my office on 02 9699 8166.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Pride so evident at Sydney City Council's Citizenship Ceremony

I was proud to join the Lord Mayor Clover Moore of the City of Sydney this afternoon to celebrate as 184 people from 44 different countries became Australian citizens.

Many people seek out a new life in Australia, and as the son of post-war migrants, I congratulate my new Australian friends and welcome them to their new home.

We are lucky to live in a multicultural society where people from all corners of the globe come together and make us all as Australians stronger, as we learn about and embrace each other’s cultures and experiences.

Alexandria Park Community School - children in danger from dangerous drivers

I met today with Principal Diane Fetherston, Junior School Deputy Principal Lucy Smith and Senior School Deputy Principal Glen Kingsley fromAlexandria Park Community School to discuss the danger posed to students by reckless drivers on Mitchell Road and Buckland Street.

I am astounded that in less than fifteen minutes I witnessed no fewer than five cars running red lights at this intersection and a number or illegal turns. I have written urgently to the Minister for Roads seeking intervention and asked Redfern Police to increase patrols at this dangerous intersection.

I urge all community members to take the time to discuss road safety with their children, and to be careful when using the road, especially around our schools.

Congratulations Marrickville Council and Marrickville SES

I was delighted today to inspect the new state of the art NSW SES - Marrickville Unit Headquarters.

I couldn't be prouder of this remarkable facility, Marrickville Council and the hardworking SES volunteers who give their time and risk their lives selflessly working in our community.

It was a pleasure to welcome Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott MP to the Heffron electorate, and join with Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, Mayor Mark Gardiner, Cr Chris Woods, NSW SES Commissioner Adam Dent and other community representatives to witness the opening of this facility.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

WestConnex - St Peters Interchange - a catastrophe in the making

The unplanned, uncosted WestConnex project by the Liberals was again subject to debate in the NSW Parliament. The largest public works project in history, all I asked for in an amendment I moved on behalf of a number of MP's was for the government to release planning and strategy documents to the community. The Liberals could not even do that. What are they hiding. As I told Parliament if the St Peters road interchange goes ahead a catastrophe is coming to my electorate that no government will ever be able to fix. This really has to be above politics. It is our future. This is what I told parliament.