In a hard-fought election campaign, Greens member Charles Jago has been elected to the City of Canada Bay Council to replace retiring councillor Pauline Tyrrell, who has completed three terms on Council.
Overall voting trends in the Council area showed a swing away from the Liberals and Labor, while the Greens achieved a small positive swing of 0.75%. Two groups of Independents also ran in this election. Daniela Ramondino, a local business woman was successful in getting a seat, with the vote for independents coming from Labor and Liberals.
Despite an 8% swing against Labor, they were able to re-elect former Labor Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and also maintain three councillor positions. A 6% swing against the Liberals saw them lose one councillor position (down to three), at the expense of previous mayor Helen McCaffrey. Charles Jago for the Greens and Ms Ramondino hold the other two councillor positions.
Charles has been an active Greens member for over 15 years and has lived in the City of Canada Bay area since 1989. He currently works as an adult trainer and his professional experience includes working in the information technology and community development sectors.
Charles’s key concerns include:
- Environmental sustainability, including climate change
- Planning and development that serves the residents of the Council area
- Information technology
- Transport, especially public transport
- Energy, including demand management and energy efficiency
- Social justice issues
- Local democracy to serve local residents.
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 | The State government has announced that it will not continue to force council mergers where councils have taken the government to Court. Canada Bay Greens Councillor Pauline Tyrrell has been the only councillor to consistently oppose any forced council mergers over the past two years. She hailed this decision as a victory for local democracy in this area where 75% of residents have opposed a forced … Continue reading
Canada Bay Greens are fielding a diverse team of candidates for the upcoming Council elections on 9 September. Heading the team is Charles Jago who is also running as the Greens mayoral candidate. He is supported Alysha Hardy, James Okeby, Pauline Tyrrell and Steve Maxwell. During the 30 years Charles has lived in the Council area, his children were educated locally and competed in local sports teams. As a long-time … Continue reading
Residents will go to the polls on September 9 to elect nine councillors to represent the community on the City of Canada Bay Council, despite uncertainty over the proposed amalgamation with Strathfield and Burwood Councils. Under the Local Government Act 1993, Councils where a merger is proposed but have not been amalgamated by April 10 will have an election in September. If the election proceeds it will have no bearing … Continue reading
Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham launched the Earthball on its journey around NSW in Wollongong highlighting how climate change affects our whole planet. Getting a first-hand introduction to the size of the problem is Charles Jago who will be running in the Canada Bay Council elections to be held on 9 September 2017. Share this:
The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that the process used to support the proposed merger between Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Councils did not accord with procedural fairness. At the heart of its challenge was a report by consultancy KPMG, which recommended Council mergers and which the government refused to release in its entirety, claiming it was subject to “public interest immunity”. Based on KPMG’s analysis and modelling, the Government’s merger proposal … Continue reading
NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance has told media of the government’s vision for a completely privatised public transport network. Mr. Constance told AFR on Monday that “in 10 to 15 years’ time, government will not be in the provision of transport services”. Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, has called the plans a blatant prioritisation of private interest over public needs. Dr Faruqi said: “There is … Continue reading
Following the rejection of the previous Delegate report by the Land & Environment Court, the Delegate has now issued his revised report recommending that the merger of Strathfield, Canada Bay and Burwood Councils proceed. The report is dated September 2016 but was only made public on 21 December 2016 and gives until 20 January 2017 for any public submissions to be made. Council made representations to the State Government demanding … Continue reading
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Pauline Tyrrell, Greens Councillor, City of Canada Bay Council Here is a summary of my activities over the past year: Environment: I participated in several community events in support of: the Parramatta River Catchment Group’s ‘Make Parramatta River Swimmable’ Campaign; a meeting of Sydney Water with residents; Clean Up Australia Day with CBG members; and Canada Bay Bushcare. I was successful in convincing Council to lobby for more action on … Continue reading
Responding to the government plan for Parramatta Road, Jamie Parker MP, Greens spokesperson on Urban Growth and Renewal said: “The plan is yet another gift for developers in the inner west, with a miserable commitment to affordable housing, no new green open space and absolutely no commitment to any additional public transport.” “Without a commitment to light rail on Parramatta Road, or green open spaces for our kids to play, … Continue reading