Council accepts high-rise rezoning proposal despite major flaws

by Councillor Charles Jago, Canada Bay Council Canada Bay councillors have made a major error in approving the NSW government’s planned rezoning for high-rise towers in the Concord and Kings Bay precincts along Parramatta Road, given that infrastructure promised by the government has not been delivered. This overdevelopment leaves residents to face major problems including …

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Notice of Motion on Council phase-out of “natural gas”

This motion is being introduced by Councillor Charles Jago at the July 2021 Council meeting. The purpose of this motion is to ensure that Council phases out all use of “natural gas” in its operations as soon as possible. This motion is important because it allows Council to contribute to reducing carbon emissions, in the …

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Two notices of motion plus a debate about schools and overdevelopment

In last night’s council meeting, Councillor Charles Jago introduced two notices of motion, both passed by the meeting with support of all councillors: 1. Notice of Motion on residential building efficiency targets Many people will be aware that anybody building a new residence (or even making substantial modifications to one) must submit and pass a …

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Save Willow Grove from government vandals – save our heritage

Canada Bay Greens strongly supports the efforts of Parramatta Greens and the North Parramatta Residents’ Action Group to save Willow Grove, a beautiful heritage-listed Italianate villa in the heart of Parramatta from removal as part of the creation of a new Parramatta Powerhouse museum. The resident protest is being supported by a green ban on …

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Council opposes building work on Sundays and public holidays

In the July 21st Council meeting, Council passed my motion asking the NSW Government to withdraw aspects of its COVID changes allowing building work on Sundays and public holidays. The motion also raised issues with the Government’s “Planning System Acceleration Program”. The full motion (given below) was passed with 8 councillors in support and one …

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Council passes motion for 100% renewable electricity by 2022

Canada Bay Council has passed Councillor Charles Jago’s motion for 100% renewable electricity. The motion was seconded by (Liberal Councillor) Michael Megna, and passed unanimously. Cr Jago introduced the motion with some minor amendments to the version shown on the agenda paper. The proceedings of Council’s meeting which took place yesterday (23 June 2022) are …

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Canada Bay Greens responds to the NSW Government’s revised plan for Rhodes

Submission The Canada Bay Greens has responded to the Government’s revised plan for Rhodes with a submission. Here is the submission summary: This submission was in response to the NSW Government’s call for submissions to their revised plan for Rhodes. For details of that plan, go to: https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Rhodes The NSW government plan for Rhodes offers …

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