Category Archives: 2012 Local Government

Newcastle Greens launch their Vibrant and Activated Public Places policy

“Vibrant and activated public places happen when people feel welcome and included in public events. said Therese Doyle, Greens candidate for Ward 2 in the 8 September Newcastle council elections. “ “Newcastle is a city with an abundance of beautiful … Continue reading

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Greens launch Newcastle Council campaign

Friday 17th August The Federal Parliamentary Leader of The Greens, Christine Milne, today launched The Greens campaign for the Newcastle Council elections. Ms Milne was joined for today’s launch by The Greens’ four lead candidates for the Newcastle election: Councillor … Continue reading

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Greens lead charge for electric Lord Mayoral car

Greens councillors will move to make Newcastle Council’s next Lord Mayoral vehicle an electric car, and to have recharge stations for electric vehicles installed in city car parks, The Greens Lord Mayoral and Ward 4 candidate for Newcastle, John Sutton, … Continue reading

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BUILD CHEAPER BETTER AND NEW COURTS IN EXISTING PRECINCT

The Herald has described the recent approval for a new Newcastle CBD courthouse as a “green light”. There is no support for this flawed proposal, however, from Newcastle Greens” announced Ward 3 candidate , Keith Parsons. Newcastle Greens call on … Continue reading

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Media Release – Greens say action needed on dangerous traffic and parking conditions around Callaghan campus

6 August 2012 Dangerous traffic and parking conditions in residential areas around the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus must be addressed during the next council term, Newcastle Greens said today. Newcastle Greens Ward 4 and Lord Mayoral candidate John Sutton … Continue reading

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Newcastle City Council axe set to fall on childcare services

GREENS candidate Therese Doyle says plans by Newcastle City Council to rid itself of essential not-for-profit childcare centres will trigger an increase in fees and may result in job cuts. A proposal in a report by council staff recommending the … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE Rethink Second-Rate Civic Court Proposal

Newcastle Greens Ward 3 candidate and heritage spokesperson, Keith Parsons, strongly concurs with the findings of the consultants to the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) that the proposed new courthouse  is ‘the wrong design on the wrong site’ and welcomed … Continue reading

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Lake council leads in good governance

1 August 2012 Stability is the key to getting things done in council, says Councillor Phillipa Parsons and Greens Mayoral candidate for Lake Macquarie Council in the upcoming elections. Cr. Parsons is not being facetious when she assesses Lake Macquarie … Continue reading

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National Tree Day – who cares?

Greens candidate for Lake Macquarie Council North Ward, Ms Jane Oakley, used National Tree Day today as an opportunity to announce that she would champion a fresh approach to strategic tree management in Lake Macquarie, if she is elected on … Continue reading

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Media Release – Launch of Urban Forest & Tree Management Policy

Newcastle Greens today (on National Tree Day) launched their Urban Forest and Tree Management Policy for the September Newcastle Council elections, saying that winning back the confidence of the community for the council’s management of the city’s trees would be … Continue reading

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