Media Releases

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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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

LABOR TO DELIVER NEW BUS SERVICE FOR COMMUTERS IN EAST RYDE

New Bus Route Announcement - East Ryde - Labor

Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay MP has today joined Mayor of Ryde Jerome Laxale, Councillor Penny Pedersen and Labor Candidate for Lane Cove - Andrew Zbik to announce that a Labor government will deliver a new public bus service for Ryde linking East Ryde, Boronia Park, Top Ryde and North Ryde station.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

DALEY’S FAIR FARES POLICY – FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR SCHOOL KIDS IN LANE COVE TO EASE THE COST OF LIVING

School children will be able to enjoy free travel on public transport under a Daley Labor State Government that is focused on putting the family budget first. 

Labor’s Fair Fares policy will forego this revenue to abolish all charges for children under 16 years of age or while they remain at school. 

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Thursday, 01 November 2018

Andrew Zbik Calls on Anthony Roberts MP to grant moratorium

On Tuesday night, Labor Candidate Andrew Zbik attended the Lane Cove Planning Alliance forum at the Lane Cove Community Hub to discuss the St Leonards South and Crows Nest development projects. Lane Cove Mayor Pam Palmer, Greens spokesperson for Planning David Shoebridge and the Member for Lane Cove and NSW Minister for Housing and Planning Anthony Roberts MP were also in attendance.

The packed room of passionate and well-informed locals had many questions, particularly for Mr Roberts.

During his speech, Mr Zbik asked Mr Roberts to grant a moratorium on planning proposals that has been previously requested by the Lane Cove Council. The purpose of a moratorium is to allow the St Leonards and Crows Nest Draft 2036 Plan to be finalised and confirm what infrastructure will be provided before any further rezonings and substantial residential developments are commenced. 

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