Wollongong Greens councillor Cath Blakey has welcomed the NSW Government proposal for improved marine protection around the Five Islands and will seek formal endorsement of the plan by council on Monday, 3 September.
The ocean surrounding Five Islands is a popular diving spot attracting local and international visitors and a group of bachelor fur seals now calls Martin Islet home. The islands are also important seabird nesting areas.
Media Release: 11 December 2017
Students and the local community, with the support of the Greens NSW, will rally at the University of Wollongong to demand Chloe Rafferty be declared the democratically elected president of Wollongong University's Student Association. To date the University administration has blocked Ms Rafferty from taking up her rightful position.
Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge, Student leaders from other campuses and Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon will be attending the rally with Chloe Rafferty and supporters at 1pm on the 18th of December to call for the University to accept the results of the student union elections.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 4th Dec 2017
The Greens have proposed an ambitious plan for Wollongong Council that over the next 30 years would transform our city into a bike friendly city to rival Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Wollongong Greens Councillor Mithra Cox has put a notice of motion for consideration at the next Council meeting on December 11. Under this plan, Council would develop a 30-year plan that would include every road having a dedicated cycleway that is physically separated from traffic by 2050.Read more
MEDIA RELEASE 22 November 2017
Labor and Liberal plan for more roads in northern suburbs will increase traffic
The Greens Councillors on Wollongong Council have criticised plans by Labor and Liberal Councillors to build more roads in Wollongong's northern suburbs, saying congestion will increase with more roads.Read more
Funding cuts to National Parks have become so extreme that they are starting to have an impact on Wollongong residents, Wollongong's Greens Councillors have said on the eve of a rally in Wollongong to increase National Parks funding.
"Residents in Austinmer are being parked out because of the huge volume of walkers using the Sublime Point track," said Mithra Cox, Greens Ward 1 councillor. "There are dozens of other amazing bushwalks in the Illawarra escarpment, but there are no maps, no signposts and the tracks are not properly maintained."Read more
Following renewed interest in the status, and stagnation, of the Tallawarra Lands housing development, the Illawarra Greens are keen to take the initiative, and want to see Wollongong Council advocate for an affordable housing solution, incorporating a 20 megawatt rooftop solar farm.
The Westconnex tunnel project plans to bring all its excavated material to Port Kembla. The spoil from this controversial tunnel is expected to be produced at up to 9,000 tonnes of rock per day.
Shifting this rock could cause a lot of damage to our area. Do we want this to happen? Greens NSW Environment, Roads and Freight Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, says, “The Illawarra shouldn’t be the dumping ground, whether by train or by truck, for the problems being created by the WestConnex."Read more
Mithra Cox, The Greens Mayoral candidate has released a photo essay of children walking in dangerous situations because the council has not invested in the pedestrian infrastructure to keep them safe. Most of these kids are just walking to their local school.Read more