Media Releases

Thursday, 14 February 2019

LANDCARE NSW TO GROW UNDER A DALEY LABOR GOVERNMENT

NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley MP (Front row 2nd from left) and

Andrew Zbik - Labor Candidate for Lane Cove (Front row third from left) in Gladesville on Thursday.

 

Michael Daley and Labor will invest $32.5 million in 3,000 Landcare, Bushcare and Rivercare groups across the length and breadth of NSW.

Labor’s commitment will double current funding and enable the organisation to deploy more front line and regional co-ordinators to assist volunteer groups with on ground works, resourcing, strategy and securing other partnerships.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

LABOR WILL SHUT DEVELOPERS’ SPOT REZONING BACKDOOR

Michael Daley and Labor will end the Liberals’ backdoor spot rezoning process for developers which has hijacked the planning system in Sydney.

This will stop developers going to the state government to seek a site-specific amendment to a council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP) after it has been rejected by a council. LEPs set zoning controls across local council areas, determining what type of development can take place.

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Monday, 11 February 2019

SOLAR FOR HALF A MILLION HOMES

A Daley Labor Government will support 500,000 households to install roof top solar over the next 10 years, reducing electricity bills and supporting cheaper, cleaner and greener energy.

Labor’s Solar Homes policy will provide a rebate up to $2,200 for adding solar panels to owner occupied households, where combined household income is under $180,000. On average, households could expect to save up to $600 a year off their electricity bills.

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Monday, 11 February 2019

LABOR TO MAKE TAFE COURSES FREE

A Daley Labor Government will make TAFE free for more than 600,000 certificate level places in skill shortage courses over the next decade, starting with child care, disability care, aged care, construction, plumbing, and electrical trades.

Labor’s plan will help people to find jobs in industries that are crying out for more workers, and make TAFE genuinely accessible to all, whether they are school leavers, people re-skilling, or changing careers.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

LABOR WILL PUT PEOPLE FIRST IN SYDNEY’S PLANNING FRAMEWORK

NSW Labor Candidate for Lane Cove Andrew Zbik welcomes the announcement by NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley MP and NSW Shadow Minister for Planning Tania Mihailuk MP that a NSW Labor Government would immediately scrap all remaining Planned Precincts. 

The Lane Cove community has had an enormous Planned Precinct forced upon them by the Liberals. The St Leonards and Crows Nest Planned Precinct allow for massive increases in density without any commitment from the Government for additional infrastructure or services to help communities.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

A NSW LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL CANCEL THE LIBERALS UNWANTED OVER-DEVELOPMENT IN ST LEONARDS AND CROWS NEST

Labor Candidate for Lane Cove Andrew Zbik welcomes the announcement by NSW Labor Leader Michael Daley MP and NSW Shadow Minister for Planning Tania Mihailuk MP that a NSW Labor Government would immediately scrap all remaining Planned Precincts.

This would include the contentious St Leonards and Crows Nest Planned Precinct that is being rushed by the NSW Liberal Government against the wishes of the local community that covers the Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby Local Government Areas (refer to the St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan). 

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Thursday, 06 December 2018

LIBERALS CLAIM THEY ARE ROLLING IN MONEY BUT REFUSE TO PAY THEIR DEBTS

After losing in court, the NSW Liberals are refusing to pay legal fees ordered by the Court of Appeal, despite claiming that they can afford $2.2 billion to rebuild stadiums in Sydney.

In July 2017 the NSW Court of Appeal ordered the Berejiklian Government to reimburse the legal expenses of Lane Cove and Hunters Hill Councils. The Government had lost their case trying to impose forced council mergers on these local government areas.

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Friday, 30 November 2018

AYRES CLAIM DEBUNKED: THE PEOPLE OF NSW HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE ON STADIUMS

NSW Labor has called out the Berejiklian Government’s claim that NSW citizens already held a referendum on stadiums four years ago and in particular on the controversial demolition and rebuild of Allianz Stadium.

This week on ABC radio Sports Minister Stuart Ayres claimed that the stadium policy was put to the people at the 2015 NSW State Election.  

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