Local government election and 'Meet the candidates' event
Save Marrickville hosted a 'Meet the Candidates' event for the Marrickville-Midjuburi ward for the Inner West LGA. We want to thank the candidates, Mat Howard (ALP), Justine Langford (GRN) and Vic Macri (IND) for giving us their time to discuss issues of development, industrial lands retention, heritage and green space. Thanks also to those who attended and the Marrickville Hardcourt Tennis Club for allowing us to use their venue.
For those who missed out on the event you can view the video here.
Local government elections are being held on Saturday 4th December. All the information you need to know can be found here. This includes where you can vote on the day, pre-polling dates and locations and information about the de-amalgamation poll. Don't let the de-amalgamation poll surprise you in the ballot box - have a look at the information provided by the Council before you vote so you can make your own informed decision.
If you want to review all the candidates standing for election to the Inner West Council you can find them listed on the NSW Electoral Commission website. You can even look at each candidate's information sheet to see what other organisations they belong to and their suburb of residence. Some candidates have written a little about themselves on these information sheets.
And some other things....
You might be interested in this opinion piece in the City Hub by Pip Hinman about de-amalgamation.
If you see something missing from the candidate street advertising this article might help explain the lack of endorsed Liberal Party candidates in some council areas.
Important community event....
The Inner West Community Strategic Plan is currently being reviewed by Council staff. This 20 year plan identifies the community's vision for the future, long term goals, strategies to get there and how to measure progress towards that vision. To have your say about the plan you can join an online forum on Wednesday 24 November, 6.00-7.30pm or you can complete the online survey. More information can be found here.