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Linda Eisler was a Greens Councillor on Canterbury Council from 2008 till 2017. She did not become part of the amalgamated council’s advisory panels, as she believes the community has not been adequately consulted on the amalgamation. However, she has continued to represent the community with the new administration and has liaised successfully.

She has always demonstrated honesty and has been outspoken in her representation of residents and community groups. She is reliable and fearless in her commitment to her constituents.


While on council she has consulted widely from her participation in a large number of working groups like disability, multicultural, floodplains management. She established the Environment and Sustainability Working Group. Amongst her achievements was the establishment of a regional energy study; developing the Interfaith Talks; chairing the GreenWay.
Linda believes that the community needs to understand and have a say in what Canterbury-Bankstown looks like and how it develops in the future. Greenspace and public facilities like schools and good public transport are vital to a healthy community. So is reasonable and sustainable development.

You can help re-elect Linda by supporting her campaign:

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From the Canterbury Bankstown Express

“The Wolli Creek Preservation Society has shone some light on serious environmental concerns over the potential M5 East Tunnel duplication.”


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Min. No. 147 RESOLVED (Councillors Eisler/Adler)


  1. Council request the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) to develop material about responsible tree planting that can be distributed on an annual basis with Rates notices. The brochures should include information about:
    • Trees that are particularly unsuitable for small suburban blocks and likely to cause damage, for example, camphor laurels, liquidambars and willow trees;
    • Where to locate trees to prevent trouble, for example, distance from fences, buildings;
    • How to trim trees to minimise overhang;
    • Trees that are particularly suitable for small blocks; and
    • Where people can get advice about tree planting.
  2. If SSROC is not the appropriate body, Council develop its own brochure.

FILE NO: C-123-6 PT4, T-37-1 PT2

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Street Tree Pruning

Min. No. 37 RESOLVED (Councillors Eisler/Kritharas)
THAT Council

  1. Request AUSGRID organise pruning in early Autumn and not Spring so at least the trees might have the opportunity to recover by Spring and therefore provide shade and feed for the birds.
  2. Require AUSGRID to prune the trees responsibly to maximise the canopy, alternatively
  3. Consider an annual replacement program of the Callistemon species to Council’s specifications.
  4. Request AUSGRID to put the wires underground.

FILE NO: CC-123-6 PT4, S-81-6 PT4

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Stay Vigilant

From Valley Times on October 1st, 2009

STRATEGIES to deter the poisoning of trees in Canterbury are being investigated, however residents are urged to get behind the council and step up efforts to catch offenders.

Cr Linda Eisler moved a motion last week that council investigates strategies to deter the poisoning of trees, such as those used by other councils.  “Too often we see people poison trees to improve their view, access or [due to] rubbish [from trees],” Cr Eisler said.  “There is nothing we can do about it on private land, but we can on public.”
Cr Eisler suggested putting barriers around trees until they mature, and investigating what other councils are doing.

Canterbury Council’s general manager Jim Montague said perpetrators need to be caught poisoning trees with evidence for a conviction to be secured.  “Unfortunately we can only proceed against an offender if we are provided with incriminating evidence and testimony by credible witnesses,” he said.  “We urge residents to remain vigilant and to provide us with any relevant proof, preferably video or photographic, in order to secure a conviction.”

Anyone convicted of poisoning a tree faces hefty fines. If you have any info that can assist council, call them on 9789 9300.

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