Marghanita da Cruz for Inner West Council, The Greens

Marghanita da Cruz

Greens Councillor
Gulgadya Ward - Inner West Council

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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What has Marghanita been doing? Blog - 2019 onwards | NewsFeed 2017-8 |December 2018 | November 2018 | October 2018 | 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

Pedestrian Refuge, Pyrmont Bridge Road, Forest Lodge, 30 June 2018

Amendment to Item 6 Event invitation and speaking policy, Ordinary Council Meeting held on 26 June 2018

Amendment: (Da Cruz/Porteous)
THAT Council:

  1. Identify significant events in the annual calendar where the Metropolitan Land Council will be invited to do a welcome to country – there should be at least two a year. Perhaps the Mayoral election and one major festival;
  2. Identify events at which an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elder will be invited to do an acknowledgement of country. Create a register and issue an invitation to register with preference given to residents of the LGA;
  3. Identify events where council's Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Staff will be invited to perform the acknowledgement of country;
  4. Provide guidance for others to do acknowledgment of country at the start of meetings etc;
  5. Provide guidance on when it is appropriate to include a smoking ceremony in an event;
  6. Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Businesses and Artists by purchasing services such as catering, gifts and cultural training;
  7. Clarify identification of the boundary between the gadigal and wangal lands within the EORA nation and use of the appropriate term in the acknowledgement of country; and
  8. Note that every speaker should not do an acknowledgement.

Motion Carried
For Motion: Crs Byrne, Da Cruz, Drury, Hesse, Iskandar, Kiat, Lockie, Macri, McKenna OAM, Passas, Porteous, Raciti, Stamolis, Steer and York

Against Motion: Nil

As the Amendment was carried it was incorporated into the Primary Motion.

Walk from Croydon Public School to St Vincent's Ashfield then Train to Stanmore and walk down Johnston Street Annandale, 24 June 2018

Brick Fair, Croydon Public School, 24 June 2018

Tree damaged on Collins Street, near Nelson Street, Annandale, 24 June 2018

Walk from Annandale to the Addison Road Community Centre, 23 June 2018

Nice Walk from Annandale to the Addison Road Community Centre - except for crossing Parramatta Road! Discovered the Cafe in the Goodman Buildings in Johnston Street is trialing Return and Earn.

ERLGATSIF Meeting, 21 June 2018

Represented Inner West Council at ERLGATSIF a partnership between Bayside Council, City of Sydney, Inner West Council, Randwick City Council, Waverley Council and Woollahra Municipal Council.

Illegally parked car & Trip Hazard, Annandale, 19 June 2018

Ashfield, 19 June 2018

Walk from Marrickville Station to Annandale along Illawarra Road

Addison Road, 16 June 2018

Boomalli, 15 June 2018

Parramatta River Catchment Group, 7 June 2018

Attended the Parramatta River Catchment Group

Councillor Tour of Westconnex Stages 1, 2, 3 - 7 June 2018

Birdy Expresso, Percival St Stanmore enroute to Traffic Committee Meeting, 5 June 2018

Chaired Traffic Committee Meeting. Agenda and Business Papers at

Railway Pde Annandale, 4 June 2018

Leichhardt Pool - opened December 1960, visit 3 June 2018

Dibble Water Hole, Marrickville, 2 June 2018

Freight and Light Rail on former Freight Line, Dulwich Hill and Rozelle Bay Light Rail Station

Sorry for your Loss, exhibition at Boomalli, 1 June 2018