Marghanita da Cruz for Inner West Council, The Greens

Marghanita da Cruz

Greens Councillor
Leichhardt Ward - Inner West Council

Elected 9 September 2017

Marghanita da Cruz wants to build a community with good footpaths to public transport, community centres and green spaces. Facilities to help us lead active lives. An environment in which we look after our waterways, and harness energy from the sun and wind.

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What has Marghanita been doing? September 2018 |August 2018 | July 2018 | June 2018 | May 2018 | Spotlight on the approval of Westconnex M4-M5 Link | April 2018 | March 2018| February 2018| Annandale to Lilyfield, 4 Feb 2018 | January 2018 | November-December 2017 | September-October 2017 | Solar our Community | Election Diary | Campaign Log: June | 1-10 July | 11-31 July | August | September

August 2018

Council Meeting

Minutes at :https://innerwest.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/08/C_28082018_MIN_WEB.htm
Webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWIjm7t-N0I

Footprints ecoFestival, 26 August

Sunday 26 August 2018, 11am – 3pm
Whites Creek Valley Park, corner Piper and Smith Streets

More Information at https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/art---events/events-and-festivals/footprints-ecofestival

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Heart of Annandale Exhibition

Wonderfully diverse collection of works in different media by all ages and a wide interpretation of the theme "Around about" - challenging to award prizes - be a judge for the people's prize! - Marghanita da Cruz (one of the Judges for Heart of Annandale 2018 Competition)
Opening Night: Sat 18 August 6.30-9.30pm
Closing Celebration: Sat 25 August at 3-8PM
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Water Sensitive Design, Annandale Street, at Piper St. on 24 August 2018

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Cook's River Congress, 23 August

Attended the Cook's River Congress was held at Strathfield Town Hall at 5pm on Wednesday 23 August 2018. Earlier in the day attended presentation by the CEO of the Urban Water CRC of which Marrickville Council was a partner.

Useful insights into the need to rethink the management and use of Urban Water

Inspection of the Dawn Fraser Pool, 23 August

historic harbour pool historic harbour pool historic harbour pool historic harbour pool historic harbour pool historic harbour pool historic harbour poolSwimming Pools are one of Council's most expensive Assets to operate and maintain. The State Heritage Listed Balmain Harbour Pool needs maintenance. Innundation of the shore structures including the change rooms, due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.

Name of item: Dawn Fraser Swimming Pool
Other name/s: Elkington Park Baths, Balmain Baths, Corporation Baths, Whitehorse Point Baths

"Balmain Council acquired land at White Horse Point for public baths in 1880" ..Heritage Listing: Local Environmental Plan, Number:I237 Date:23 Dec 13

Extraordinary Council Meeting, 21 August 2018

Minutes at https://innerwest.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/08/C_21082018_MIN_EXTRA_WEB.htm
Watch Webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1JNuI-wAM

Carried Forward to Extraordinary Council Meeting, 21 August 2018

condolence motion Vale Liz Butterworth
Westconnex Wont Work Public Transport Will

Item No: C0818(1) Item 24
Subject: Notice of Motion: condolence motion Vale Liz Butterworth
From: Councillor Marghanita Da Cruz

That Council write a letter of condolence to the family of Liz Butterworth.

Background
Liz Butterworth was a committed and tireless worker for our community for many years. Liz was one of the founding members of No WestConnex Annandale. She was strongly focused on informing the community about the impacts of WestConnex and the need for real investment in public transport in Sydney. She embraced the cause of stopping WestConnex with great dedication and passion and organised public meetings, pop up protests, information leaflets, newspapers and very successful rallies and marches.

Liz worked closely with many of the Councillors of the former Councils of Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield and with many local community groups as an advocate for her community and against the terrible impacts of the WestConnex tollway.

Liz was also a gifted and highly respected local English teacher who loved her work and students.
Even when she was not feeling well, Liz kept organising and working hard for her community.

Liz worked so hard and did so much. She gave generously of her time and energy to the No WestConnex Public Transport campaign. She was a real local hero and she will be greatly missed.by many.

Notice of Motion: MOU with Metro Land Council

Carried over from July Agenda. Item No: C0718 Item 22 Subject: Notice of Motion: Principles of Co-operation Agreement with 'Metro' Motion: THAT the General Manager write to the CEO of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council with a view to commencing negotiations towards the signing a Principles of Co-operation Agreement between Inner West Council and The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council ('Metro')..C0718-22

Helped Judge the Heart of Annandale Exhibition

Wonderfully diverse collection of works in different media by all ages and a wide interpretation of the theme "Around about" - challenging to award prizes - be a judge for the people's prize! - Marghanita da Cruz (one of the Judges for Heart of Annandale 2018 Competition)
Opening Night: Sat 18 August 18:30–21:30
Closing Celebration: Sat 25 August at 15:00–20:00
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ERLGATSIF Meeting, Waverley

Selfie of two people Group of people in the sun

The Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Forum (ERLGATSIF) was formed by 6 councils 20 years ago. Following Council Amalgamations in 2016, the member councils are now Waverly, Inner West Council, City of Sydney, Bayside and Wollahra. Clr Marghanita da Cruz represents Inner West Council on the forum.

At the conclusion of the meeting I recorded this short video of Waverley Clr Dominic Wykanak , the Chair of the Forum about the adoption of the terms of reference for the next two years. Video: Councillor Dominic Wy Kanak, Chair of ERLGATSIF

Haberfield Workshop on making submissions to Westconnex Inquiry & Citizenship Ceremony, Leichhardt Town Hall, August 15

Leichhardt Public School

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Council Meeting, 14 August

Minutes of Meeting, 14 August 2014 and Agenda

Impact of Westconnex on Haberfield and Ashfield, 12 August

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Facebook: Clr Marghanita da Cruz, Leichhardt Ward, Inner West Council - Greens "$17billion dollar project and no footpath on Chandos Street at the M4 East Exit on Parramatta Road Ashfield!"

Buruwan Park, Pyrmont Bridge & Lantern Walk, August 11

Highlighting the proposed destruction of Buruwan Park.

people in park Buruwan Park, 11 August 2018

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Inner West Courier, 14 August 2018: Park Loss prompts Flash Mob

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Lantern Making Rozelle, Articulate Project Space and Wangai Nura Reserve (4 August)

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Westconnex Action Group Meeting at Town and Country, 2 Unwins Bridge Road

people standing watching presentationGood Turn up of well informed and effective people dealing with Westconnex.

Night works and barriers look out trucks about