(Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop during the 1917 rail strike ex NSW State Archives)
The South Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop site has enormous heritage significance and value in terms of Australia’s social, rail and labour movement history.
The building has been sold off by the NSW Government to MIRVAC who are developing it as a retail space but are required to complete a Stage 2 Heritage Interpretation Plan before obtaining a construction certificate to begin work on the development of the site.
As part of the consultation process, community members, heritage groups and unions proposed a range of concepts for the preservation and display of the Locomotive Workshops' material and social history, including a Workers Wall to commemorate the extensive and important workers’ history encapsulated in this site.
Local residents and heritage and union groups rightfully expect significant heritage memorials on this site. Such memorials would be important to all Australians and ensure that the site’s significant heritage is celebrated and not destroyed or neglected.
Further information on the heritage significance of the Eveleigh Locomotive Workshops here.
Together we’re building a community air quality monitoring network
We’re supporting a community run air quality monitoring project that will increase the visibility and community awareness of the quality of the air we breathe.
With the help of volunteers we hope to get hundreds of air quality monitors installed in areas that experience poor air quality in the Inner West and Western Sydney. These monitors will give us real time information on the quality of the air we breathe and enable us to take action to improve it.
"During the last bushfire season on one day North Parramatta experienced the worst air
pollution reading in Sydney. Commonly in Parramatta we suffer the typically high level
Sydney Basin air pollution which is due mostly to Australia’s woeful vehicle emissions
standards which are amongst the worst in the world."
Clr Phil Bradley -Greens councillor, Parramatta Council
We know that air pollution has harmful effects on our health and that we need to reduce the fine particle pollution that comes from sources like the exhaust from diesel vehicles, dust from construction sites, pollution from industrial plants and bushfire smoke - all of these contribute to poor air quality and have serious health impacts on us all especially on children and older people.
The monitors we are installing record and save data continuously - measuring the amount of fine particle pollutants present in the air. This data is freely available so that residents, local community groups, peak bodies, local councils, researchers and politicians can use it to campaign to improve our air quality.
If you’d like to participate in the Community Environmental Monitoring project and live in the Inner West or Western Sydney, contact our office and we’ll connect you to the team working on this project.
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 02 9517 2800
Forum on heat impacts in Western Sydney hosted by Jenny Leong MP
Renters rejoice! It is now possible for you to have access to solar power despite not having access to a sunny roof!
Whether you rent, live in a unit or have a shaded roof you can now share in the benefits of solar too, by applying to be a member of Australia's first large scale solar garden.
The name ''Haystacks Solar Garden' comes from their similarity to a community garden, except instead of growing veggie plots they are growing solar plots.Read more
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has spoken in favour of new reforms to make it easier to install sustainability infrastructure in Strata complexes in NSW.Read more
Greens announce plan for air quality monitors in pollution ‘hot spots’ on WestConnex route
Jenny Leong MP for Newtown and Jamie Parker MP for Balmain have announced the Greens’ plan to address evidence of worsening air quality in Sydney.
The Greens are calling for air pollution monitors to be installed at all local primary schools in close proximity to WestConnex construction zones and exhaust stacks.Read more
The Greens have a long track record standing up against the lockout laws and over-policing in NSW.
We stand with musicians, creatives, artists, festivals, party-goers, hospo workers, foodies, wine-connoisseurs and people who want to be able to dance all night to 80’s Madonna or Mojo Juju. The Greens want live music to thrive in our city and know the importance of music festivals. And we will do everything we can to make this happen!
We were the only party in parliament who opposed the lockouts when they were introduced.
In the next parliamentary term, Greens MPs for Newtown and Balmain, Jenny Leong and Jamie Parker, will introduce bills to repeal the lockouts and ban sniffer dogs.
We support a harm minimisation approach to drug use which includes state sanctioned pill testing. We oppose punitive regulations that shut down our nightlife and close down festivals.It's beginning to look like NSW has become the biggest party pooper state in the country.
For a government that is supposedly ‘liberal’, and who values individual freedoms, the Berejiklian Government has becoming increasingly interested in regulating people’s private lives.
While the wowserism of this government has provoked outrage, the double standards are breathtaking: at a time when our personal freedoms are being progressively restricted, major corporations are enjoying a golden age – at our expense.
The overregulation of festivals has become the latest in a chain of events where the government has cracked down hard on innocent people on the dance floor. The fun police have been out in force these past few years – first sniffer dogs, then the lockouts, then banning protests and public assembly and now music festivals.
See Greens MPs Jenny Leong and Tamara Smith's media statement on live music here.
The significant financial and health impacts of this project have been recognised and recommendations have been made in relation to property damage and compensation as well as a call for Transport for NSW to provide ongoing mental health support.
One of the big issues that our office has lobbied for on behalf of local residents - the need for an additional stop at Wimbo Park - has been taken up by the committee with a recommendation that Transport for NSW favourably review the need for a stop there.
The Report also recognised there were significant problems with major infrastructure being built as a Public Private Partnership and recommended that the government formally request that the Auditor-General undertake a review into the effectiveness of such contracts for state significant infrastructure projects.
It's time to put an end to major public infrastructure projects being privatised in either construction or operation.Read more
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown has put on the record the extraordinary revelation that Goldman Sachs (the company paid $16.5 in public money to facilitate the sale of the of WestConnex and the Sydney Motorway Corporation), own a $6.2 million share in the company it was sold to.Read more
Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown has hit back at the Liberal/National governments privatisation agenda that has seen the whole sale sell-off of major parts of Redfern, Darlington, Waterloo and Eveleigh.Read more
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, has slammed the latest sell off of land around Redfern station reported in the SMH today and called for the sell-off to be immediately stopped.
“Shamefully, this isn’t an isolated incident in our local area - the wholesale sell-off of public land around Redfern station started with the Australian Technology Park site, is happening just down the road in Waterloo, and it’s clear from these latest leaked documents that the Liberal’s privatisation agenda continues.”Read more