THE IMPACT OF WESTCONNEX ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

The current state government came to office in 2011. There was no mention of their intention to build WestConnex during their election campaign.

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INDIGENOUS JUSTICE POLICY

Very proud to be the first local government team to ever put forward a comprehensive Indigenous Justice policy. It's time for more justice for Aboriginal people in our own backyard.

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LOCAL LABOR’S ENVIRONMENT & RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTION PLAN

Local Labor recognises the unique environmental features of the Inner West and the global environmental issues that our community cares about. The effects of climate change, the quality of our waterways and the prospect of intensive urban development require concerted action at all levels of government.

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INNER WEST TO LEAD THE NATION ON RENEWABLE ENERGY, WASTE AND PROTECTING WATERWAYS

Local Labor has today released the most ambitious environment and renewable energy policy in the history of local government in NSW.

National environmental leaders the Nature Conservation Council and 350.org as well as Inner West renewable energy advocates have come together to endorse the policy and highlight the need for the Inner West to take the lead in combating climate change.

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FOUR SMOKE STACKS IN ONE SUBURB IS OUTRAGEOUS

Today’s release of the Environmental Impact Statement for Stage 3 of the Westconnex project has confirmed that the Rozelle and Lilyfield communities face a nightmare scenario of four unfiltered smoke stacks being slapped down near our schools, homes and businesses.

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LEGAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED TO WESTCONNEX STAGE 3 PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS

Today’s legal challenge in the Supreme Court, to the acquisition of properties in the Rozelle Goods Yard for Stage 3 of Westconnex is a massive blow to the Berejiklian Government and jeopardises the entire project.

The Court has held over the case until November, preventing the compulsory acquisition from proceeding within weeks, as the Government had arrogantly intended.

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INNER WEST TO RETURN STRONGEST “YES” VOTE IN AUSTRALIA IN MARRIAGE EQUALITY PLEBISCITE

Local Labor have today announced that they will direct council resources to get out the vote and maximise public participation in the event that a postal plebiscite to decide the issue of marriage equality goes ahead.

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LABOR COMMITS $65 MILLION FOR SPORT, PARKS AND RECREATION

Labor candidates for the Inner West Council have today announced a comprehensive sports policy that will see $65 million invested in sport and recreational facilities, as well as the establishment of an Office of Sport within the new Council.

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BORROW MORE THAN BOOKS: LOCAL LABOR EMBRACES THE FUTURE

Local Labor has today unveiled plans to work with local community groups to expand the inner west library system to include musical instruments.

Local Labor will establish Australia’s first council-run Instrument Lending Library, where library members can borrow musical instruments.  

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BRINGING INNER WEST ARTS AND MUSIC TO LIFE

Today I announce Local Labor’s arts and live Music policy which will bring visual art, music and live performance into thousands more public spaces and private venues throughout the Inner West.

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