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Sustainable Community Facilities

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Council Meeting 12 March 2019:  C0319(1) Item 3 Historic Fee Waivers for Various Swimming and Water Polo Clubs at the Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre and Dawn Fraser Baths and a Comparison to Club Arangements at other Aquatic Centres in the LGA:  DACRUZ Amendment "6. Approach Water Polo NSW to extend MOU across all aquatic centres and enter into further MOUs with Universities." incorporated. C0319(1) Item 6 Notice of Motion: Sustainable Community Buildings Motion: (Da Cruz/Hesse)
THAT Council:
1. Undertake a review to convert the composting toilet at Whites Creek Cottage to a conventional toilet. If the works can be undertaken within existing budgets complete the conversion as soon as possible. If the works require a capital budget, include the project in the 4 year delivery program; and
2. Review the Sustainability of the White’s Creek Cottage and report back on opportunities to improve its financial and environmental sustainability.
Motion Carried
For Motion: Crs Byrne…

Inner West Council Draft Land and Property Strategy

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The Inner West Council has extended the exhibition period for its draft Land and Property Strategy to 20 March 2019

According to the Land and Property Strategy PDF, the Inner West Council is the custodian of 2 million square metres of land and 298 buildings. This includes public roads, Crown Land where council is the Trustee, community and sporting facilities, parks, Crown Reserves as well as Council Office Space, Depots, childcare centres, aquatic centres and spaces that Council lease to others for both community and commercial use.

The Strategy forms part of the state government mandated integrated planning and reporting framework and is intended to provide strategic direction and implement the Inner West Community Strategic Plan.

The Community Strategic Plan guiding principle is to work together in a way that is creative, caring and just and sets out 5 strategic directions.
An ecologically sustainable Inner WestUnique liveable, networked neighbourhoodsCreative communities and a stro…

Celebrating Heritage in Haberfield

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Amazing to learn from Vincent Crow, the president of the Haberfield Association, that the first church named after the beatified Joan of Arc in 1909 was in Haberfield!

La Pucelle d'Orléans was burnt at the stake in 1431. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Arc

#internationalwomensday2019

On Thursday morning, also visited Yasmar where every Thursday morning voluteers work on cleaning up and eventually restoring the beautiful garden which contains several beautiful old trees and unknown treasures of understory plants.

Air Quality

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Community monitoring and analysis of the data from EPA and Westconnex Air Quality Monitors has revealed that Air Quality in Sydney is falling below National Standards... http://www.wendybacon.com/2019/westconnex-strathfield-monitor-breaches-pm-10-and-pm-2-5-national-limits-in-2018/
Calls to Clear the Air - Inner West Courier 5 March 2019http://newslocal.smedia.com.au/iw-courier-west/PrintPages.aspx?doc=NLIWCW/2019/03/05&from=8&to=9

Sydney Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) https://aqicn.org/city/sydney/
Alerts when Air Quality is predicted to be poor "When an air quality alert has been issued for Sydney, the Bureau of Meteorology assists in alerting the community by including the following statement in the Sydney Forecast:" - http://www.bom.gov.au/catalogue/warnings/air-pollution.shtml
Health effects In August 2015 the Chief Health Officer's Air Pollution Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) expanded to allow for the provision of advice to the Chief …

Westconnex M4-M5 Tunnel Depths

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Westconnex are drilling in Evan Jones Park, Styles St Leichhardt, at White's Creek - looking for Sandstone at shallow tunnel depths. 

RMS is exercising its Roads Act Powers to drill for Westconnex in Evan Jones Park, O'Dea Reserve and elsewhere

The top of the tunnel will be less than 20m below 193 Parramatta Road Camperdown ie within the "zone of influence". Note trees in depth diagram have no roots. This means there can be no underground parking at the site or even significant height of buildings - or maybe it will be a carpark!!

The government has released the tunnel route for WestConnex Stage 3a under Leichhardt, Annandale and Camperdown.

Homes which sit within the identified ‘zone of influence’ of the tunnel route may be impacted.

To see proposed tunnel depths for specific properties go to https://stage3a.anzgeo.com

More at
https://www.jamieparker.org/westconnex_stage3a

Super Tuesday & Inner West Tram Overcrowding

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Super Tuesday - Cycling This morning was Super Tuesday
"Super Tuesday is Australia’s biggest annual commuter bike count. The count records volumes, gender, and movement flow of people on bikes, in partnership with councils and local community groups." www.bicyclenetwork.com.au

Ann was counting at the corner of Collins and Johnston Street and her colleague was at the corner of Booth and Johnston Street. 

Inner West Tram Line over crowding
Fortunately, I was heading to Dulwich Hill and not the City from the Rozelle Bay Light Rail Stop, as the Tram going in the opposite direction was packed. Some people were left on the station to wait 8 minutes for the next tram.

In 2016, the Inner West Tram Line reached its 2026 Capacity.-Open Opal data offers valuable insights for planners and developers, 4 May 2017


To address overcrowding and passengers being left on the platform, the light rail needs more trams and we need two tracks all the way to Dulwich Hill. More at https://www.jamiep…