Arts and Screen Funding Grants in the Summer Hill Electorate
My Question to the Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, and Special Minister for State representing the Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for Arts, Vice-President of the Executive Council regarding arts and screen funding grants.Read more
Save Sydenham Creative Hub
Councillors on Inner West Council have voted to water down plans for the Sydenham Creative Hub.
When the Hub was last exhibited for public consultation, it was overwhelmingly supported by the community, with 75% supporting the proposal with no amendments.
The vision of the Hub is simple - to transform the area around Sydenham Station into a vibrant precinct where live music venues, breweries, small bars and restaurants, co-exist with vital industrial lands.
This proposal is not about gentrification or reducing industrial land. It will save our diminishing industrial lands by allowing artists & creative businesses to rub shoulders with established industries like factories and panel beaters. Adding new and diverse uses to the zoning rules for this precinct will future-proof these critical employment lands and save them from further encroachment by residential development.
It’s about preserving and nurturing what we love most about Marrickville and Sydenham.
I call on Inner West Councillors to support the rescission motion put forward by Labor councillors and to support the proposal for the Sydenham Creative Hub that was exhibited for public consultation.
Liquor Amendment (REVIEWS) Bill 2017
I speak in debate on the Liquor Amendment (Reviews) Bill 2017. The bill legislates a number of reforms announced by the Government in relation to the review of the so-called lockout laws conducted by former High Court Justice Ian Callinan. As foreshadowed by the Minister for Lands and Forestry, and Minister for Racing this bill enacts those recommendations that were unable to be prescribed through regulation.Read more
New Marrickville Library Boosted with $200,000 Grant
Plans for a new library in Marrickville have been boosted by a $200,000 grant from the 2016/17 Public Library Infrastructure program.Read more
Labor's plan for Live Music in Sydney
The best cities in the world are safe AND fun. Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, and Darcy Byrne, former Mayor of Leichhardt, today welcomed NSW Labor's plan to save live music in Sydney.Read more
Sydenham to stay creative as plans for new precinct approved
Jo Haylen, Member for Summer Hill, welcomed news that the Inner West Council has moved to support the transformation of the Sydenham Station Precinct into a creative hub.Read more
Labor Loves Live Music Campaign
I recently joined Labor Loves Live Music to march with the 4,000-strong crowd through the streets of Sydney in support of our nightlife.Read more
We need to be naughty, not nice
Mike Baird’s nice-ification of Sydney is threatening our claim as Australia’s global city.Read more
2016 Perfect Match Program
Motion in support of the Inner West Council's Perfect Match ProgramRead more
Sydenham Station Creative Hub
The Sydenham Station Creative Hub is an example of planning innovation at its very best—an approach that thinks outside the box to integrate established industrial properties with exciting new businesses, businesses such as Batch Brewing Company.Read more