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

The Leichhardt Ward

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The Leichhardt Ward includes Leichhardt, Haberfield, Dobroyd Point, Annandale south of Booth St, Ashfield north west of the train line and Chandos St, and the former Ashfield Council part of Croydon.


Marghanita has been nominated as:

On Marghanita's Desktop

  1. Late Motion for Local Government Conference on Wood Heaters (November 21 Meetings)
  2. Motion to protect Marion Street Leichhardt Cottages (including art works by Blak Douglas) and convert them into artist studios (November 21 Meeting)
  3. Motions to Council Meetings to be put to Local Government conference on natural drying for all dwellings, walkability and cost of services to small dwellings..more
  4. Amendment to motion at Council Meeting on 31 October to protect waterways to add pollution traps and water sensitive urban design..more
  5. Supporting the community working for improved pedestrian safety on Darley Road Leichhardt at Hawthorne Canal Light Rail Stop
  6. Pedestrian Safety at Kegworth Primary School..more
  7. Monitoring plans for Ashfield Pool to ensure they are financially, ecologically and socially prudent including solar panels, green and community spaces as well as good pedestrian access...Administrator endorsed plan to refurbish the Ashfield Aquatic Centre on 27 June 2017
  8. Motion to Council Meeting 12 October 2017 to improve pedestrian safety on Croydon Road ..more
  9. Motion to Council Meeting 12 October 2017 to write to minister regarding pedestrian safety on Frederick Street, Ashfield (State Road)..more
  10. Motion to Council Meeting 12 October 2017 to improve pedestrian safety on Marion Street at Norton St, Elswick St and Flood Street, also Flood St/Lords Road roundabout in Leichhardt and on Ramsay St Haberfield..more
  11. Called Extraordinary Council Meeting on Inner West Council submission on Westconnex M4-M5 Link EIS (3 October 2017)..more

The Greens 6 Point Plan for the Leichhardt ward.

  1. Stop WestConnex, invest in public transport

    The Greens have been opposed to Westconnex from Day 1. WestConnex will increase congestion and pollution. WestConnex is destroying homes, public spaces, parks, wetlands, bushland, trees and wildlife. Instead of an out-of-countrol project costing billions, The Greens want money spent on building an integrated public transport network which will get us from home to jobs, family, friends and entertainment across Sydney.

  2. Green Spaces and Community Services

    The Greens will commit at least $20million over 4 years to purchase and develop new art, youth and senior community spaces. We will create more green spaces. We will support the community to use and run our community spaces. We will incorporate solar panels, green and community spaces at Ashfield Pool.

  3. Restore local democracy

    The Greens are committed to restoring local democracy and our first priority after the Council elections will be a plebiscite on the amalgamation for the three council areas. We will give residents the right to vote on this amalgamation.

  4. A 100% renewable energy future

    The Greens will help residents with income-generating solar and battery storage using Council-backed investment schemes and bulk-buys. We will make the 3 council areas carbon-neutral by 2020 and introduce a suite of initiatives to build towards a 100% renewable future.

  5. More than the best coffee shops

    The inner west has long been the home to musicians, artists and a diverse range of small businesses. The Greens want to preserve the vibrant mix of residential, light industry and commercial activities.

    Our Heritage is not only the outstanding individual buildings but also the pedestrian friendly conservation areas in which they are located. The Greens want the state government to hand over Yasmar for community uses and add Haberfield to the State Heritage Register.

  6. Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

    The Greens will build links and ramps to ensure our local cycling routes and footpaths connect us to our schools, shops, parks, train and light rail stations, libraries, pools and community centres.

    We will deliver the Greenway, connecting the Cooks River to the Bays Run, investing a further $40 million over the next 4 years to improve our cycleways and footpaths.

  7. Contact Information


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