Newsletter 30 – Luna Park is it a case of Regulator Capture

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On July 9, 2021
Luna Park’s ghost train’s fire provids the basis for a rethink of how Luna Park could continue to be one of Sydney’s icons. It was back in 1998 that every conceivable Luna Park stakeholder came together and signed-off on a Plan of Management for Luna Park. The messages from two of those stakeholders: The Government […]
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Newsletter 29 – Mayor and Deputy Mayor – their roles

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On July 4, 2021
  • North Sydney Mayor
The choices of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are critical because they, together, can set the scene for collaborative decision taking. North Sydney, for the first time since 1983, will next September have a Mayor elected by Councillors. I strongly support the change; and I will support candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor who support this […]
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Newsletter 28 – Cycling

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On July 1, 2021
  • Bradfield Park, Cycleway, Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Bridge: Cycle usage – so you think cycling is increasing?  Don’t bet on it!   Between 2007 and 11 Sept 2020, Transport for NSW used a bicycle counter on the Harbour Bridge cycleway to collect data on the number of cyclists. The counter measures the cycle trips per day. As a cyclist usually […]
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Newsletter 27 – Open Letter to Our State Member – Saving Bradfield Park and the street of Kirribilli

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On June 14, 2021
  • Bradfield Park, Cycleway, Harbour Bridge
6 June 2021 Ms F Wilson, MP Member for North Shore   Dear Ms Wilson, Re: Sydney Harbour Bridge Cycleway access and Bike route to Mosman   The community was advised yesterday that Transport for NSW will place on public exhibition this Monday two schemes for a bike ramp in Milsons Point. As our state […]
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Newsletter 26 – Parks

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On May 21, 2021
  • Bradfield Park, Cycleway, Harbour Bridge
State Government’s war on North Sydney’s open green spaces. The State Government is: moving to massively increase the number of apartments in North Sydney and, at the same time plundering of our parks and open green spaces – immediately it’s seizing our parklands to build the Western Harbour and Beaches tunnels 3 hectares permanently, a […]
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Newsletter 25 – Bradfield Park

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On May 5, 2021
  • Bradfield Park, Cycleway, Harbour Bridge
First the State Government “repurposed” Cammeray Golf Course for the Beaches’ Tunnel – now it’s Bradfield Park (Milsons Point) for a cycleway – what next? Remember Bradfield Park? It was given to North Sydney’s residents as part compensation for the loss resulting from the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (SHB) Well, now the Government […]
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Newsletter 24 – High Line

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On January 17, 2021
  • sydney harbour high line
Let’s talk about the HighLine What is the HighLine? The HighLine is a planned walking trail between (near) Waverton and Lavender Bay running along the harbour’s edge creating a mosaic of harbour fronting parks (Coal Loader, Waverton Oval, Sawmillers Reserve and Lavender Bay parklands). What’s holding construction up? In February 2017 Minister Constance (then the […]
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Newsletter 23 – Olympic Pool

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On January 17, 2021
  • north sydney pool, Olympic Pool
Let’s talk about the North Sydney Olympic Pool – I was elected on a platform that included the rebuilding the pool. A promise delivered. North Sydney’s Olympic Pool complex was opened in 1936 it was: something to be proud of, little wonder that it became one of Sydney’s icons; the venue used to showcase Sydney […]
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Newsletter 22 – A Manicured White Elephant

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On September 25, 2020
  • HMAS Platypus
HMAS Platypus – the site: of the Neutral Bay Gas works until 1932 a torpedo factory during the war and a submarine base until 1967. In 2005 the Commonwealth gave custody of the Platypus site to the Sydney Harbour Trust “for the purpose of rehabilitating it as a park”. Rehabilitation has cost $80m What do […]
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Newsletter 21 – The Sydney Harbour HighLine

  • Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
  • On September 19, 2020
  • sydney harbour high line
Many readers will know that I am President of the Sydney Harbour HighLine Association. The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the importance of public space to people’s mental, physical, and social wellbeing. Sydneysiders have flocked to parks and other domains sparking a call for people to devise new ways to re-imagine public spaces. This has led […]
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