Key Issues

Climate and Environment

The Greens are leading the push in councils for better climate and environmental policies. See more…

Climate emergency

Scientists have made it clear that the world faces a climate emergency. Local Government has a a strong role to play in tackling climate. Canada Bay Council passed a motion declaring a climate emergency on 17 September 2019. See more…

Concord Hospital

Concord Hospital’s stage 1 upgrades which have just finished in late 2021 were designed to deal with a population increase of 20% over decades. The 2015 stage 1 plan aimed for the hospital to cope with a projected population increase of 20% over 10–15 years based on 2011 census figures. In 2011 the Canada Bay population in was 75,762. Yet the population had already grown by 20% around the start of the project in 2017, and now – at completion – exceeds 30%!  See more on the Concord Hospital page

Overdevelopment

The NSW Government is imposing unsustainable development on this area. We have overloaded infrastructure like crammed trains, roads, schools, hospitals and open space. Yet the NSW Government plans even more development, with 20-storey or more high-rise developments for Rhodes, and for Concord and Five Dock along Parramatta Road.

The Greens support good development, with the infrastructure the community needs. The Greens speak for the community, not developers. We don’t take developer or corporate donations.

The Greens want a complete overhaul of NSW planning laws to reflect the interests of residents and the environment, rather than following the dictates of developers.

Why we need a new public high school in Canada Bay

Shamefully underfunded and overcrowded, Concord High School operates at more than 40% over capacity, with approximately 1,300 students attending a school built for 900. There are anecdotal reports of unmet demand, including a substantial number of would-be attendees of Concord High going to local Catholic High Schools.

However, local population growth will create far greater future demand, with recent data showing that the number of students in the Concord High catchment area will grow by nearly 2,000 students within 15 years. Despite the new high school scheduled to open in Wentworth Point close to the Canada Bay LGA and a reported planned expansion of Concord High by 240 places by 2031, an additional secondary school must be built in Canada Bay LGA by 2030 to meet the increasing need for high school places. Read more…

Increase affordable housing

With the government forcing additional dwellings on Canada Bay LGA, this is the time to ensure a mix of additional affordable housing.