Greens promise to put residents before developers

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Greens promise to put residents before developers.
Greens promise: Ben Moroney heads the Greens ticket for the September 10 Campbelltown Council election.

The Greens say that if elected to Campbelltown Council they will put the interests of residents ahead of developers.

“Greens on council will make planning decisions on the needs of the local environment and residents, not well-connected developers,’’ says Ben Moroney, who will lead the Greens ticket at the September 10 elections.

“This means planning decisions that are transparent, respect the wishes of local residents, and protect the local environment.

“The Macarthur Greens are focused on protecting our beautiful local environment, delivering improved services especially for young people and the elderly, and ensuring council’s animal shelter is the most humane in the state,” Mr Moroney said.

The Greens have just announced their ticket for the September 10 Campbelltown City Council election.

Scientist and activist Ben Moroney, who represented the party at the recent federal election in Macarthur, leads the ticket of eight candidates.

The party is optimistic it will snare at least one spot in the 15 member council.

♦ The Greens ticket, in order, is:

1. Ben Moroney

2. Tao Triebels

3. Victoria Waldron Hahn

4. Miranda Hilton

5. Jordanna Moroney

6. Jayden Rivera

7. Ivan Amaro

8. Christine Hampton

“I’m proud to have been preselected by the Macarthur Greens to contest Campbelltown Council,’’ Mr Moroney said.

“The Macarthur Greens are taking a strong policy platform to the election that builds on the strengths in the local community.

“With the Baird Government’s attack on local democracy, our councils and council services have become more important to protect than ever.

“Greens on council work all across NSW to protect local environment and heritage, defend public services and ensure that councils act transparently and accountably.’’

NSW Greens MP and Local Government spokesperson David Shoebridge said: “This is the strongest ticket we have put together for Campbelltown Council, and our lead candidate Ben Moroney has a strong track record of working on local issues and demanding a fairer share for south west Sydney.

“Having a Green on council gives the community a fresh voice, it breaks down walls for local residents because we believe in grassroots democracy and giving people a say in all of Council’s decisions,’’ Mr Shoebridge said.

“There are a series of crucial planning decisions on land releases, subdivisions and rezonings facing council over the next four years and we want to make sure that the environment and local residents, not just the big developers, have a place at the table when these decisions are made.’’






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