Council Elections Sept 9th

Council elections September 9

Many councils across NSW are having elections this Saturday Sep 9th. Your local council can play a vital role in amplifying your opposition to WestCONnex, fighting to stop the project and getting the public and active transport solutions Sydney so desperately needs. Different areas will have different concerns, it may be huge tolls, exhaust pollution or a lack of public transport.

To help find out where the candidates stand and help you make an informed vote, on July 30th we put up a Facebook post calling on all candidates in the Inner West Council area to respond to a set of questions on WestCONnex. We also invited candidates to submit video responses as well. We posted those responses on our Facebook page as they were received. 

Council elections September 9

Many councils across NSW are having elections this Saturday Sep 9th. Your local council can play a vital role in amplifying your opposition to WestCONnex, fighting to stop the project and getting the public and active transport solutions Sydney so desperately needs. Different areas will have different concerns, it may be huge tolls, exhaust pollution or a lack of public transport.

To help find out where the candidates stand and help you make an informed vote, on July 30th we put up a Facebook post calling on all candidates in the Inner West Council area to respond to a set of questions on WestCONnex. We also invited candidates to submit video responses as well. We posted those responses on our Facebook page as they were received. Here they are, in chronological order:

John Stamolis, Balmain Ward
Policy Chart

Pauline Lockie, Stanmore Ward
Policy Chart Video

Socialist Alliance
The Socialist Alliance party has 3 candidates: Pip Hinman in Stanmore Ward, Susan Price in Ashfield Ward and Blair Vidakovich in Leichhardt Ward.
Policy Chart Video

The Greens
The Greens party has candidates in all 5 wards. The lead candidates are Tom Kiat in Ashfield Ward, Rochelle Porteous in Balmain Ward, Marghanita Da Cruz in Leichhardt Ward, Colin Hesse in Marrickville Ward and Louise Steer in Stanmore Ward.
Policy Chart Video

John Lozano, Leichhardt Ward
Policy Chart Video

Labor
The Labor party has candidates in all 5 wards. The lead candidates are Mark Drury in Ashfield Ward, Darcy Byrne in Balmain Ward, Lucille McKenna in Leichhardt Ward, Sam Iskandar in Marrickville Ward and Anna York in Stanmore Ward.
Policy Chart Video

We did not receive responses from any other candidates.

We also organised live video streams at a number of candidate forums, please see the links below. Questions on many topics, including WestCONnex were covered in these forums.
Stanmore Ward
Leichhardt Ward
Marrickville Ward
Balmain Ward 1st forum
Balmain Ward 2nd forum


WestCONnex is a massive concern for our city, our state and a wider climate change exacerbator as well. It will have a huge detrimental effect on Sydney for generations to come. We urge you to make WestCONnex your number one issue when casting your vote this weekend.

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Image from Newtown Residents Against WestCONnex, Stanmore Ward candidates forum.


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