Posts Tagged ‘Gardens’

Residents believe that Canterbury Council needs to rethink their plans for Canterbury Bowling Club in Close St Canterbury. They claim plans for thousands of new apartments on the site is gross overdevelopment and unnecessary.

They believe the site would be better suited to community gardens; child care centre; community centre; green space. 18th January 2015 143

Cr Linda Eisler attended today’s meeting and offered her support to their opposition to any sell off.18th January 2015 134 18th January 2015 137 18th January 2015 141

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

Canterbury Bowling Club
15 Close St
Canterbury

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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Ashbury’s Jazz Festival

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Cr Linda Eisler represented Canterbury Council at Ashbury PS’s Jazz Afternoon. The music was wonderful! Tours of the community garden’s native beehive; chickens and the veges was offered. Once again Public Education showed just what it can do! Everyone was relaxed and happy, a terrific afternoon!

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Garden Plan Blossoming

From Valley Times on April 30th, 2009

CANTERBURY Council is asking residents to write in and suggest sites to establish local community gardens.

Council’s commitment to support additional community gardens comes after Greens councillor Linda Eisler proposed they explore the concept of setting them up.

Canterbury Mayor Robert Furolo said they’re now allocating $20,000 in the 2009/10 Budget to assist interested and approved groups to establish community gardens.
“I’m really looking forward to watching this initiative take root, grow and blossom,” Cr Furolo said.

To register your interest in participating in the community garden program and to suggest a suitable location for a community garden contact Council on 9789 9300.
Forms must be completed and submitted by Friday, May 1.

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