North Shore Community Newsletter 20 – Affordable Housing

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On October 3, 2020
  • affordable housing
Affordable Housing is housing made available to very low to moderate-income households at low rents. Affordable Housing comes at a cost – who should pay? Governments that don’t deliver avoid accountability – they make a myriad of their departments share the responsibility, provide inadequate funding and set confusing measure – that’s Affordable Housing in a […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 17 – Parks and Sports Fields

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On March 25, 2020
  • Parks
Are our Liberal Governments hell bent on the reindustrialisation of North Sydney and the destruction of parklands? Two years ago, the State Government announced the dedication of $290m to gain more green and open spaces. Our Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, said that “people want more than jobs and infrastructure, they want livability”. Was she serious? Or […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 16 – Olympic Pool

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On January 21, 2020
  • Olympic Pool
North Sydney’s Olympic Pool – we’ve been talking about its replacement for 6 years. Why? Today, the pool is leaking; its foundations and grandstand are crumbling – simply put, they need to be replaced (with the preservation of the heritage brickworks, plaster castings and signs) before the deterioration sees them lost forever. Along with the […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 15

  • Posted by Ian Mutton
  • On February 18, 2019
  • Luna Park
If we want to make our community a better place in which to live – we need to be careful when electing politicians Dear Fellow Resident, I want the best for north Sydney and that’s not ever going to be achieved by politicians whose visions are shrouded by clouds of nostalgia and nickel & dime […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 14 – Luna Park Exempt From Planning Regulations

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On December 2, 2018
  • Luna Park
What’s does Luna Park and Crows Nest have in common – a State Government hell bent on imposing development on our community. This week Luna Park. Perhaps, 100 years ago, Norman Lindsay, when he penned The Magic Pudding, saw what was in store for Luna Park. There’s a Magic Pudding. It’s: • Sydney’s Luna Park; […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 13 – Proposed amendment to legislation regarding Luna Park

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On October 26, 2018
  • Luna Park
The State Government is planning to remove planning controls from Luna Park.   Why does the multinational property developer Brookfield/Multiplex’s subsidiary lease Luna Park? Brookfield/Multiplex has completed 950 projects worldwide with a value of USD80 billion. It doesn’t lease or operate any other amusement parks around the world. Why is the Agreement(s) between Brookfield/Multiplex’s subsidiary […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 12 – Luna Park

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On August 19, 2018
  • Luna Park
Who decides what can be built – the Government or the lessee (Multiplex’s Luna Park)? The question was put to the Land and Environment Court to decide. Luna Park: is one of Sydney’s great icons (along with the Bridge and the Opera House); heritage significance caused the Government to declare it Crown Land and establish […]
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North Shore Community Newsletter 11 – Luna Park

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On July 24, 2018
  • Luna Park
What did the Court say about Luna Park? It said the Government, through the planning process, is responsible for the ongoing protection of Luna Park. Facts: In recognition of its heritage significance to New South Wales, on 12 October 1990, the Luna Park Site was vested in the Crown and the Luna Park Reserve Trust […]
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