After a successful and long-running community campaign, legislation to establish a container deposit scheme in NSW has come to Parliament. The scheme will have a positive impact on waste management in NSW.
Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP joined the debate. A full transcript of her speech can be found below.Read more
Read our speech in parliament supporting legislation that will finally introduce a container deposit scheme in NSW.
Published in the South Sydney Herald, October 2016
This stand of trees on Euston Road next to Sydney Park has been earmarked for destruction to make way for WestConnex. Eventually the Baird government will take 14,000 square metres of the park and 350 trees including all those along the park side of Euston Road and Campbell Road as well as those along Sydney Park Road.
Published in the South Sydney Herald, September 2016
Recently, on a sunny Sunday afternoon, over 150 people from across Sydney gathered to launch a unique solar energy project that brings together the beer brewing expertise of Young Henrys with the solar energy knowhow of Pingala.
It’s a special collaboration – not just because it will deliver ‘solar powered beer’ – but because it allows community members to come together to invest in small-scale renewable energy.Read more
The Moore Park ‘Master Plan’ has been released, mapping out the future uses and management of the parklands.
Moore Park is part of Centennial Parklands, the green lungs of our inner city. With 60,000 new residents forecast to be living in the suburbs immediately adjacent to Moore Park over the next 20 years, demand on greenspace and recreational space will only increase.
It’s urgent that we put in place protections and sustainable management practices on our existing parklands.Read more
The 2016 NSW Budget brings bad news for public transport, housing affordability, TAFE, the Arts and our environment.
Here are some facts on where our public funds are being allocated.Read more
After a decades-long campaign, NSW residents will be refunded 10c for recycling plastic bottles and drink cans. This will have a huge impact on reducing litter and the plastics that pollute our marine environment.
This win comes thanks to the thousands of campaigners across the state who have written to Members of Parliament in support of proven container deposit legislation, including many residents in the Electorate of Newtown.Read more
Today we stood with the more than 12,000 community members who signed the petition opposing the Gap Bluff Hospitality development proposal in the Sydney Harbour National Park.
Marrickville Council voted on Tuesday night to release confidential
legal advice which suggests that WestConnex has been operating for months without any legal approval, including in the handling of toxic waste and asbestos.
Greens Marrickville Councillors and Greens WestConnex spokesperson JennyLeong MP have called on the Minister to issue an immediate stop work or to produce evidence of the legal authority issued for the works and what environmental protections have been put in place.
Many residents have contacted me understandably upset about the unnecessary destruction of the giant fig trees on ANZAC Parade. I am very concerned about the loss of these wonderful trees, and know that many constituents in the electorate feel the same. Your emails and phone calls prompted me to make a speech raising these issues in parliament last week.Read more