Media Releases

Thursday, 01 August 2019

Keeping the pressure on for a moratorium on developer led planning proposals

This August marks one year since I moved a motion at Lane Cove Council calling for a moratorium on resident planning proposals in the Lane Cove Area.

A planning proposal is the process in which a land owner or developer can request that the zoning, land use and permissible building controls can be changed for a particular block of land.

AFTER ONE YEAR - we still have not heard if the NSW Liberal State Government and Anthony Roberts MP - Member for Lane Cove will allow Lane Cove to have a moratorium.

In fact, Lane Cove is on track to build another 2,700 housing dwellings over the next five-years! This is on top of the 2,552 new dwellings built over the last five-years. 

5-Year housing supply forecast for Lane Cove

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Friday, 19 July 2019

Motion on Notice: Provide a Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme

Below is the motion that I am moving at the Council meeting on Monday 22nd July:

Since the NSW Government Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme commenced in December 2017, Lane Cove Council has requested Tomra the operator of the scheme to assess a number of sites within the Lane Cove LGA to host a reverse vending machine. Tomra has advised Council on numerous occasions that these sites were not suitable for a number of reasons including:

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Motion to review glyphosate passed unanimously

I am pleased that Lane Cove Council unanimously supported a motion asking for Council to review the use of a chemical called glyphosate. The motion was co-written with Councillors Strassberg and Vissel.

The issue concerning the use of glyphosate has become very topical over the last two months. I have been receiving a steady stream of queries about the use of this chemical in Lane Cove for almost a year now.

Glyphosate is a chemical that is used in weed management control in many off the shelf product’s, most commonly known for the product called “Roundup”

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019


Deputy Opposition Leader Penny Sharpe today announced that a Daley Labor Government will invest $1.8 million in priority actions towards making Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025.

Ms Sharpe was joined at a proposed future swim site at Putney Park by Labor candidates Jerome Laxale for Ryde, Andrew Zbik for Lane Cove, and Tom Hore for Drummoyne, to promise the funding.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019


A Daley Labor Government, if elected this month, will embark on an unprecedented $7.4 billion school building program.

Labor is committed to building and upgrading 204 schools right across NSW as part of the largest investment in public schools in NSW history.

NSW Labor Leader, Michael Daley, said it is part of Labor’s investment into our schools that will put our children’s future before Sydney stadiums.

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Monday, 11 March 2019


A Daley Labor Government will provide NSW public schools with an extra $2.7 billion worth of Gonski needs-based funding over the life of current State and Federal funding agreements

This commitment will mean more than $1,500 extra, every year, for every student in NSW public high schools, and more than $1,200 for every public primary school student.

Under Labor, NSW will become the first state in Australia to deliver 100 per cent of the standard level of funding for every student.

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