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Inner West De-merger business case - localisation in a large council

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In my view (but I could be wrong as I was only a community member and not a councillor on Leichhardt Council), the business case assumes we have acheived all that was promised by the amalgamation and shows no understanding of the pain the community has endured and the reduction of services. It is true that councillors now need to be across a larger area in the case of Gulgadya it extends from half of Annandale, to Croydon, taking in Haberfield and Leichhardt (suburb) as well as a part of Ashfield (suburb) along Parramatta Road. Half was in Leichhardt and the other half in Ashfield council with their very different policies and services.   Examples are: Scheduled vs Booked Pickups (even those in the Marrickville LGA are complaining about dumping and they loved their booked service) The selection of people for the so called "Local Democracy" groups the administrator set up to replace the open advisory committees (I was a regular at the Heritage Committee of Leichhardt Coucil an

Low Carbon Precincts - Literature search

Bruny Island Battery Trial "CONSORT is an ARENA funded research project and field trial, which addresses how batteries can be used by householders to manage their energy while simultaneously being used to help manage the network. During the trial, 34 battery systems were installed in homes on Bruny Island in Tasmania’s south-east. Working in conjunction with rooftop solar generation, these batteries are coordinated to alleviate congestion on Bruny’s undersea power supply cable and to reduce the reliance on costly and polluting diesel generation during peak season, helping to stabilise network voltages within acceptable levels, while simultaneously enabling householders to make optimal use of their own solar power generation." - https://brunybatterytrial.org/ Local Planning Panel Report 29 March - Parramatta Road Corridor (Stage 1 LEP Phase 2A)  "Inner West Council Planning Proposal: Parramatta Road Corridor Stage – 1 (LEP2A) includes incentive provisions to enhance

Coungrats NO MORE INCINERATORS

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Very pleased to have been a part of this in putting up motions to ensure Inner West Council waste does not end up being incinerated. Chris Hanson came to speak to council on the issue. See https://perambuler.ramin.com.au/2020/10/no-to-incineration-of-inner-west-waste.html 13 JULY 2022: END OF THE ROAD FOR SUEZ’S INCINERATOR With the passing of the NSW EPA’s Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Thermal Energy from Waste) Regulation on Friday, residents of SE Sydney can now breathe easier. [ https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/waste/waste-facilities/energy-recovery ]   The amendments now form part of the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2021 and would prohibit Veolia’s (formerly Suez’s) proposal to burn waste at OPAL’s Matraville Paper Mill.   Last night, the local community who have waged war against Veolia ever since the proposal to build a waste incinerator at OPAL’s Matraville Paper Mill was first raised in 2019, learne

History of the Inner West Council

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Fit for the Future Assessment  Summary (2015) Leichhardt Council https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Council-Portal/Applications/FFTF-2015/Leichhardt-Municipal-Council/Leichhardt-Municipal-Council-Fit-for-the-Future-Assessment-Summary Marrickville Council https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Council-Portal/Applications/FFTF-2015/Marrickville-Council/Marrickville-Council-Fit-for-the-Future-Assessment-Summary Ashfield Council https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Council-Portal/Applications/FFTF-2015/Ashfield-Council/Ashfield-City-Council-Fit-for-the-Future-Assessment-Summary Local Government - Fit for the future Review Completed Review of Local Council Fit For The Future proposals https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Reviews/Fit-for-the-future/Review-of-Local-Council-Fit-For-The-Future-proposals Administrator's End of Term Report (2017)           10. Conclusion There is no doubt that

ALGA NGA June 2022

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Electric Cars are not the Panacea to meet our transport needs Brisbane City Council calls for speed regulation of private E-Scooters backyourneighbour morning tea at #nga22 #asylumseekers #refugees Llapulang from east arnhem regional council #yolungu calling for a #voice for #remoteaustralia as we look to the future. #nga22 #ngunnawal country #cbr #alga Tasmanian councils lead Call for #opensource advice to #localgovernment passed unanimously at #nga22 #alga #cbr South African Local Government Stan Grant on Identity - belong here belong nowhere #Post-Truth- LGIU Tactile warning around street furniture (sculpture) social and financial costs of #naturaldisasters due to #climatechange 2022 Senior of the year Val Dempsey, First Aid for Learner drivers Close the Gap we are in a #climateemergency Little evidence amalgamations work, mult-portfolio business puts limits on economies of scale, laerger councils struggle with effective representation - SGS Economics   Call for safet

Recap on Road Safety in the Inner West (LGA)

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Parramatta Rd, Annandale Recapping on road safety in the Inner West. Balmain Peninsular has had a blanket 40k speed limit on their roads forever. Parramatta Rd, Annandale There are also several High Pedestrian Activity Areas, with 40k speed limits, which were implemented by Leichhardt Council - Booth St, Annandale; Norton St, Leichhardt and Styles St, Leichhardt.  Numerous 40k School Limits apply across the State including in the Inner West LGA including on what are 50 and 60k roads outside the School Zone hours. For example on Fort St High, Parramatta Rd and Annandale Public on Johnston St. Parramatta Rd, Stanmore State Roads (Parramatta Rd, Victoria Rd Rozelle, Liverpool Road, Ashfield, City West Link, Haberfield/Lilyfield, Crystal St and Stanmore Rd, Petersham) in the LGA have a 60kmph speed limit. There are parts of City West Link which had and have a speed limit of 70kmph. There are footpaths and even shared paths adjacent to these roads. Johnston St., Annandale The speed limit on

Statement from the Heart forum at Marrickville

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It was an honour for Inner West Council to host an Uluru Statement from the Heart Forum last Thursday in Marrickville Hall. The Uluru Statement from the Heart asks for " constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country." Voice Treaty and Truth  Welcome to Country from Aunty Deb Lenis Following the welcome to Country by Aunty Deb Lenis , Linda Burney , Wiradjuri Nation, Minister for Indigenous Australians addressed the crowd and those watching online. Linda Burney said,  Minister Linda Burney “The Uluru Statement is an incredibly generous invitation to the Australian people to walk together with First Nations people and the journey begins in Marrickville with a packed out Town Hall on Thursday night.”     Dean Parkin addresses the forum Dean Parkin, Quandamooka peoples, Director, From the He