Some achievements in Pauline’s last 3 years as Canada Bay Councillor
Pauline is the only Green on Council, but the stands she took have encouraged the Mayor and other councillors to take an active stand on key community issues.
- From the beginning, The Greens supported the No Marina campaign for Breakfast Point. Pauline spoke at several public meetings and hearings in opposition to the marina proposal. The project has now been refused.
- Pauline alerted Council and the local press and, with Canada Bay Greens, actively took part in the campaign to Save the Foreshore Walk at Concord near Rivendell. The Walk has now been officially accepted.
- By speaking at public meetings with the State MP, Pauline was able to help save the 436 bus route.
While other campaigns have not been successful, Pauline’s public stance on importnat community issues has shown The Greens are strong in taking up residents concerns and resisting the pressure from vested interests.
- Pauline was the only councillor to vote against the increase in density at Rhodes.
- The Greens opposed the Iron Cove Bridge widening and Pauline was the only councillor who held out against the permanent encroachment of an RTA car park into Brett Park, Drummoyne.
- When Council’s questions to the Department of Education about a new school at Rhodes got no response, Pauline moved a motion which triggered a continuing campaign by local newspaper to get a response from The Department (even though interviewed by the paper, Pauline and The Greens were never mentioned).
Pauline also actively participated in Local Campaigns to stop encroachment on a park on the Abbotsford foreshore; for improved public transport; and against the V8 Supercar races at Homebush.