The Illawarra Greens have urged planning authorities to enforce the conditions under which a development is approved, and called for a Royal Commission into planning in NSW. Greens MPC David Shoebridge joined Greens Wollongong candidate, Jamie Dixon at Calderwood.
After claiming to have been overlooked during plans for mountain biking on Mt Keira, more than 15 environmental groups have joined forces to ensure the protection of the Illawarra escarpment. The Illawarra Escarpment Alliance includes representatives from the Illawarra Greens, Native Plants Association, National Parks Association of NSW, Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council and Illawarra Bird Observers Group.
The groups decided to band together to ensure councils, governments and bodies know who to come to in the early stages of consultation.
Greens Councillor, Cath Blakey was one of the speakers.
Read the article by Glen Humphries in The Illawarra Mercury, 18 June 2019
Watch the report on WIN News
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Greens Wollongong councillor Cath Blakey is calling for a halt to sand dune reshaping work at Port Kembla until the council's strategy can be evaluated. Council spent over $100,000 to clear sand which has now come back.
Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 7 June 2019.
Climate change activists from the Youth Environment Alliance blocked a crown street junction on Saturday 25 May, asking for action on climate change. Several high school students, Greens councillor Cath Blakey and Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery spoke at the rally.
Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 27 May 2019
Read the article by Ashleigh Tullis in The Illawarra Mercury, 23 May 2019Read more
The Greens brought an all-electric campaign vehicle to Wollongong on Thursday to show a renewable-powered future can be closer than sceptics think. While Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are getting around the country in big buses, the Illawarra Greens' campaign chariot is a more modest retro bubble caravan - towed by an electric car.
The party's policy is to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, while subsidising electric cars and spending $150 million on fast charging infrastructure.
Read the report in The Illawarra Mercury, 9 May 2019Read more
It's a project tipped to create jobs, while also dealing with the country's growing recyclable waste.
Watch the news report from WIN News, 12 May 2019
And the report from 9 News Illawarrra, 13 May 2010
🌳🌳 GREENS REITERATE SUPPORT FOR STEEL INDUSTRY, BUT NOT COAL 🌚⚙️
The New South Wales Greens have reaffirmed their support for the region's steel industry, despite promising to phase out coal mining within the next 10 years.
The policy has drawn criticism with concerns it would lead to job losses in the region if implemented.
The party's candidate for Keira, Kaye Osborn said the policy does not apply to metallurgical coal used to make steel.
But she said the mining of coal from beneath water catchments should also be phased out.
Listen to the report from 97.3 ABC Illawarra, 20 March 2019.
Illawarra Greens Royal Commission into Planning, including Calderwood, Tullimbar, Tallawarra, and West Dapto
Read the article by Brendan Crabb, in The Illawarra Mercury, 18 March 2019Read more
CALDERWOODThe Greens are calling for a Royal Commission into Planning to alleviate ongoing headaches for homebuyers at Calderwood.
The conditions would allow greater community consultation, and give planning powers back to local councils.