Latest News and Media Releases - Illawarra Greens

Greens dig out Lake mess monster at Kanahooka

Several shopping trolleys and even a car bumper were among the rubbish pulled out of Lake Illawarra by a group of Greens members on Friday.

The party’s candidate for Ward 3 in the Wollongong City Council election, Jamie Dixon, led the effort to pick up waste plastic and promote the Greens’ goal of a “plastic free Wollongong”.

Article in Illawarra Mercury, July 29 2017

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Bikes, pedestrians should have priority on city streets: Greens

 

Wollongong’s would-be Greens councillors say building a new bike path from the beach into North Wollongong should be a top priority for the next council.

 

Campaigning ahead of the September 9 poll, candidates Cath Blakey and Mithra Cox said there was a need for a cycle link between Squires Way and Montague Street.

Article in Illawarra Mercury, 6  July 2017 by Kate McIlwain. Twitter: @kmcilwain

 

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New Play Space at Bellambi

Greens councillor Jill Merrin and Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery were there at the opening of Bellambi Point's amazing new play space. The designers listened to the children of Bellambi who told them what they wanted.

Article in Illawarra Mercury, June 29 2017

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Wollongong Coal's 'secret' Consultation

The Greens have vowed to fight the proposed Russell Vale Mine expansion, after Wollongong Coal held a little-advertised consultation in Corrimal last night, Illawarra Greens spokesperson and Mayoral candidate Mithra Cox said today. 

"Wollongong Coal has given very little to our community. They have unpaid rates going back to the 1990s and have made no commitment to pay what they owe," Ms Cox said. 

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Dawn Walker, NSW Greens MP, drops in to Dapto's TAFE

Dawn Walker,  NSW MP, is the Greens spokesperson on TAFE. On 23 June, she visited the shopfront in Dapto, which has replaced Dapto's former TAFE campus. There are no classrooms, no students, and not even any toilets at this shopfront.

Article in Illawarra Mercury, 24 June 2017

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Greens announce candidates for Wollongong Council Election

An international alpaca shearer will be one of the Greens’ three lead candidates at the upcoming Wollongong City Council elections.

Illawarra Mercury, June 16 2017

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F6 extension plan must also consider rail options

The most interesting thing about Fairfax journalist Peter Martin’s F6 extension scoop may not have been yesterday’s news -- that the Government would consider cutting through the Royal National Park.

Article in Illawarra Mercury, June 15 2017.

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Save our parks and our homes - Invest in public transport

Greens MP and Environment & Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has slammed today’s reports that the Government is planning to build the F6 toll road either through the Royal National Park or straight through more than 400 homes. She has said this will be a disaster and the Government should be investing in improving the South Coast line.

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Greens see red on the rails

Earlier, Greens councilor Jill Merrin found Wollongong Council support when she proposed addressing the overcrowded South Coast rail line. 

The Illawarra Mercury follows up with stories of frustration and a call from the Greens for 10'000 signatures to trigger a debate in NSW Parliment. Join us in boarding the 7:18 am train from Wollongong station this Thursday 15 June to collect signatures.

Read the article published in Illawarra Mercury 13 June 2017

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Greens call for proper costing of road and rail

Greens councillor Jill Merrin gained the support of the whole of Wollongong Council when she proposed that upgrading the South Coast rail line should be considered alongside the F6 upgrade

Read the article published in Illawarra  Mercury 8 June 2017

 

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