Elected a Leichhardt Ward Councillor on 9 September 2017 (Leichhardt Ward renamed Gulgadya Ward in December 2018)
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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Councillors were sworn in at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Inner West Council on 21 September 2017 in the Ashfield Council Chambers. See Agenda - 21 September 2017(PDF206.4KB) and Minutes - 21 September 2017(PDF388.7KB). There is no Webcast for the meeting.
Councillors Da Cruz, Hesse, Kiat, Porteous and Steer requested that an Extraordinary Council meeting be held to consider 3 Motions related to Westconnex...Agenda - 3 October 2017(PDF134.8KB), Supplementary Agenda - 3 October 2017(PDF357.8KB), Minutes - 3 October 2017(PDF113.7KB)
C1017 Item 14 Motion: Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Croydon Road, Croydon (Da Cruz/Porteous)
C1017 Item 15 Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety on Frederick Street, Ashfield (Da Cruz/Porteous) Motion Carried
C1017 Item 16 Notice of Motion: Pedestrian Safety in Haberfield and Leichhardt (Da Cruz/Stamolis) Motion Carried - Minutes - 12 October 2017 (PDF 426.3KB)
On a rainy day!
Also inspected Pedestrian Safety issues on Flood Street (Marion St to Lords Road) and Marion Street Crossing at Light Rail Stop.
The Inner West Bee Keepers are based at the Leichhardt School of Arts. They hosted an open day on 28 October. More about Inner West Bee Keepers at innerwestbeekeepers.org.au
Haberfield Big Day Out
Boral Trucks trundling through Ramsay Street
Community consultation in Douglas Grant Memorial Park on new footbridge over Johnston's Creek.
Minutes - 31 October 2017 (PDF 243KB)
On Tuesday night the Inner West Council passed my three motions for debate at the Local Government Association Conference in December.
Plus my amendments to the McKenna/Drury motion on Inner West Waterways to include: Stormwater pollution traps, and Water Sensitive Urban Design amongst the measures to improve the quality. Listen here:youtu.be/zS5sSsy26jE?t=2h40m42s