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BACKROOM ASSISTANT FAVOURED OVER KEY SERVICES

On Tuesday Night, Ryde Council rejected my plan to restore funding to the much used Top Ryder Community Bus. The 6 Liberals and 3 Independents joined forces, instead opting to spend the $100,000 on a new assistant for the Mayor and the General Manager. Continue reading

Council approves $30,000 for Pedestrian Safety

Ryde council recently unanimously secured $30,000 worth of funding for the installation of a pedestrian safety fence outside St Therese's Primary School in Denistone.  As mover of the motion, I was ecstatic with the outcome.   Continue reading

Social, Public and Affordable Housing Review

Affordable housing is an issue that is frequently brought up at Ryde Council, so it was great interest that I read that the NSW Legislative Council resolved to establish a Select Committee to inquire into Social, Public and Affordable Housing. Continue reading

Ryde Riverwalk Funding Confirmed

Labor Clrs George Simon and Jerome Laxale led a community campaign to demand the local member for Bennelong, John Alexander, and Infrastructure Minister, the Hon. Warren Truss, honour the previous Federal Government’s commitment to provide the funds Continue reading

Register of Lobbyists

On 27/08/13, I moved a motion that Ryde Council unanimously endorsed to establish a register of lobbyists in relation to Development Applications in the City of Ryde.   Continue reading

Open Letter to The Hon. Victor Dominello MP

Dear Mr Dominello, I write to you in regards to recent decisions made by Ryde Council in regards to the two Urban Activation Precinct's (UAP) in your electorate. Continue reading

City of Ryde to Welcome Refugees with Open Arms

Ryde Council last night voted unanimously to make the city a Refugee Welcome Zone.   Continue reading

Ryde Pensioners Hit in Social Housing Rent Hike

The O'Farrell Government recently announced measures which would hit the most vulnerable pensions and war widows with an unprecedented increase in their public housing rent.   Continue reading

Dominello and O'Farrell Dump Commitment to "Return Planning Powers to Local Communities"

The O’Farrell Government has rewarded developers and dumped its election commitment to return planning powers to local communities, following today’s long overdue release of the NSW Planning White Paper. Continue reading

Dominello urged to stop destruction of "former Ivanhoe Estate"

Ryde Council has once again united in an attempt to stop the State Government from destroying the Ivanhoe Place housing estate. In a passionate debate, Labor Councillors urged local member Victor Dominello to stand up for his community and publicly declare his opposition to plans to destroy the estate. Continue reading