Posts Tagged ‘Cooks River’

Canterbury Community Club are holding a meeting on Sunday 30th November, 4:30pm at:

Canterbury Bowling Club
15 Close St

They will be discussing Canterbury Council’s plans for the Bowling Club. Submissions close 5th December, 2014.

All welcome.


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Linda Eisler, Candidate for Canterbury

I have been a Greens Councillor on Canterbury Council for 6 years and prior to that I was a Public School teacher for 20 years.  These roles have increased my awareness of the need for good communication with residents and for transparency and honesty in government.

Local environmental groups have always found me at the forefront, helping them access information; being a spokesperson; and assisting their discussions with relevant people. Whether it is alerting to a rezoning that might affect Wolli; meeting with the General Manager regarding a community building; preventing a public path being privatised;  as Chair of the GreenWay, being interviewed for Radio National; or putting a motion on the WestConnex to Council, I have been there campaigning in my role as a politician.

Encouraging Southern Sydney Region of Councils to fund a Renewable Energy Scoping Study, carried out by UTS, was one of the big wins in my career. It is something that is continuing to be developed. It will have a positive effect on Councils in the Inner West, and residents, in carbon reduction and moving to renewables.

However, it is working with the diverse community of Canterbury, whether it is attending their functions, or, sponsoring one, as I did with a Vietnamese children’s sporting group, where the single mothers were celebrated, that I find myself most at home. I really enjoy participating in the community and helping establish greater harmony. Through the Multicultural Committee, I helped create the Interfaith Committee which is working to foster harmony through understanding. Together we wrote a statement of common values for Canterbury: harmony and cooperation; mutual respect; actively working together; building trust and hope.

I really enjoy talking to residents about their issues, whether it is a problem with traffic or rubbish. Being able to get them the help or information they need is important to developing a sense of empowerment. Negotiating the bureaucracy can be overwhelming.

Although I am the only Green on Council I have been able to make change. Some of my achievements include funding for Community Gardens; community forums for Ewen Park Community Centre and the Aquatic Centres; objection to WestConnex; support for GreenWay.

I want to take the skills I have developed to State Government. The Greens’ policies are my guide. Grassroots Democracy; Ecological Sustainability; Social Equality and Economic Justice; Peace, Non Violence and Disarmament are the cornerstones of The Greens.

Honest and open communication with residents; ensuring all are cared for; a green, safe and sustainable environment. That is the philosophy which directs all of my actions.

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Park Plan Let Off The Leash

From the Canterbury Bankstown Express

“Canterbury Council will consider provsions for a new off-leash dog park at Hurlstone Park in next year’s budget.”


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Protest Over River Unfit for Human Contact

From the Canterbury Bankstown Express and the Telegraph

“The Cooks River Valley Association hosted the inaugural Cooks River NonSwimming Carnival on Sunday to highlight the ongoing local effort to clean up the Cooks.

Hundreds of protesters arrived at Steel Park in their cossies, bearing beach towels, zinc and umbrellas.”


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Off Leash Dog Area

Min. No. 40    RESOLVED  (Councillors Eisler/Paschalidis-Chilas)

THAT given the financial implications of the infrastructure works required to ensure the area’s safety, it is recommended that the conversion of this corridor to an off leash dog exercise area be pursued in the future and that $50,000 to carry out the work be included in the 2013/14 draft budget.

During consideration on the above item, Councillor Hawatt left the Council Chamber at 8.48 p.m.

FILE NO:       D-12-4 PT2

See Park Plan Let Off The Leash

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