MORE than 110 businesses and residents affected by the Sydney light rail project have registered their interest in joining a class-action lawsuit against the state government. Last year Central Sydney revealed the state government had agreed to backdate rent relief to businesses who could prove they had been affected as a result of delayed construction […]
This morning I spoke with 2GB‘s Alan Jones about the ongoing Light Rail saga, rent and power price gouging at circular quay and the struggling mental health of small business owners. Transport for NSW have advocated for some time now that landlords need to get behind their business tenants and support them through this construction […]
Yesterday I spoke with 2GB’s Ben Fordham about the continuing crisis facing business owners along the Sydney Light Rail route. I spoke of the challenges businesses are facing, and in particular how difficult it is for these people to receive any relief. To listen to the interview, click below.
Tim Howard from the Daily Examiner wrote recently about my involvement in helping ease the plight of 23 sub-contractors from the Far North Coast of NSW. In 2017, a construction firm working on a major NSW highway upgrade went into liquidation, resulting in a failure to pay upwards of $7.5million to 23 NSW sub-contractors. These […]
Download PDF here: Business owners crushed by construction juggernaught The NSW Transport Minister’s scepticism about claims that businesses are suffering significant losses because of construction across Sydney, on Radio 2GB yesterday morning, highlighted that the Government is out of touch with what’s happening on the ground. Business owner and independent City of Sydney Councillor, Angela […]
Affordable and easily accessible childcare facilities are a critical enabler for young families living in the City and business owners. Modern demands on workers have a flow on effect to childcare facilities. The quality of childcare and the provision of specialised services to meet the demands of people who work non-standard hours need to be […]
The 2013 Global Youth Index ranked Australia in the top position for youth participation in politics. Young Australians are increasingly likely to be engaged with their community and related causes through non-traditional means with a heavy emphasis on online activism. Currently there are limited opportunities for young people to participate in local government processes and […]
Oxford Street has lost its iconic status as a retail and leisure destination for residents and visitors to the City. The emphasis on Oxford Street as a transport corridor, including the clear way, has made the area inaccessible and unattractive to retailers and small businesses. During the 2016 local election, Angela Vithoulkas put forward a plan […]
Councillor Angela Vithoulkas recently spoke to AltMedia about a proposal from March last year to begin webcasting council meetings. In May a 12 month trial was put forward but never followed up. Last week the first meeting of the new council took place, and webcasting was not even on the agenda. Speaking to Cityhub, Councillor Vithoulkas […]
THE planned removal of trees that were planted in 1917 in honour of our Anzacs will now be added to the 35 trees already removed for the light rail. Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph here.