Planning & Development
Emergency & Disaster Management
Investment and restructure to Asquith Boy’s & Asquith Girl’s High School
Improve the curriculum by adding Financial Literacy as a mandatory unit in High School completed by Year 10
Funding expanded for TAFE NSW that was gutted under the current Coalition Government
Continued funding for the Smart & Skill program and to allow students in Year 10 access to the program, so that Vocational Education can be used as credit towards the Year 10 School Certificate. )
All students to be trained in First Aid across the lifetime of their High School career.
Expand the Summer Skills program to aid in High School Students getting the key learning skills during holidays for prospective future employment.
Add flexibility to the curriculum to allow one day every fortnight that can be used to community projects (Such as community gardens, volunteering).
Feasibility programs into adding more teaching support in classrooms through teacher aides.
Ensuring that age-appropriate materials are taught in Primary Schools and to stop the sexualisation of our children at such a young age.
Removal of formal testing procedures (eg NAPLAN) for the primary school environment. Having working in the Education and Care Industry for almost two decades, I have seen the unwarranted stress being placed on children during these testing times.
Our bushland is precious and needs to be preserved for generations to come.
All seafood being served in NSW to be labelled with point of origin (eg Australia or some overseas country).
NSW has 40% of the world’s poker machines, player losses (pubs and clubs profits) are nearing $8bn a year or $1,000 for every resident in the state, the vast bulk of it comes from problem gamblers.
- Freeze poker machine licenses at current numbers.
- Increase spin cycle time to minimum 5 seconds on each machine.
- Limit patrons to 6 hours on machines a day.
- Removal of all gambling advertising on NSW Government entities (Eg Tangara trains).
Continued funding for health programs including mental health access and greater support for nurses and doctors.
Improve Nursing Ratios
Housing needs to be affordable for young people.
- the removal of stamp duty for all new home buyers that have lived in NSW for more than 1 year (no limit on property price).
- restriction of foreign individuals to one investment property to help ease overheating in the market. If any foreign owned investment property is vacant for more than a year, this will revert to public housing or be used as part of the affordable housing pool.
- reserve 10% of the planned dwellings in the Hornsby Town Centre Masterplan to be affordable housing with 5% reserved for crisis housing to assist homeless and those escaping domestic violence.
Improved access to government services.
Sydney Water to stay in public hands.
Upgraded piping and water supply.
Here are some of the local infrastructure changes that are long overdue:
- ARCADIA – Upgrade Arcadia & Wylds Roads interaction to allow for turning lane. Upgrade Arcadia & Cobah Roads intersection to allow for turning lane. Covered Bus Shelter for Arcadia Public School to also include room for bag hooks.
- ASQUITH – Creation of Asquith Co-ed High School using current Boys and Girls school to become a Yr10-12 and Yr 7-9 Campus. Investigate overpass or underpass crossing of Jersey Street North to allow safe access to students getting to Asquith Station.
- BEROWRA – Redevelop the current community centre to include more meeting facilities, playing stadium and finally, Berowra’s Pool!
- BEROWRA WATERS – Improved Community Fire Fighting equipment and access for residents. Feasibility project into bridge over Berowra Creek and expanding Berowra Waters Road western approach.
- BROOKLYN – Weekend train services from Berowra to be extended to Brooklyn to help ease car-parking issues.
- COWAN – Funding for a covered basketball court. Also, funding set aside for future new oval facilities. Upgrade to crossing and traffic facilities near Cowan Station.
- DURAL – Widening of Old Northern Road including better pedestrian crossings and bus shelters near Redfield College. This also includes extending the overtaking lane at the Galston Road intersection.
- GLENORIE – Upgrade Old Northern & Wylds Road intersection to allow for turning and merging lanes.
- MOUNT COLAH – Bike lanes along Ku-ring-gai Chase Road and widening intersection with Belmont Parade.
- MOUNT KU-RING-GAI – Extended sound barriers along railway and M1. Resurfacing of M1 to higher grade tarmac to allow for noise reduction through the residential areas.
Tighter building codes for new developments .
For democracy to work there must be complete transparency regarding donations.
- All donations, no matter what amount, to be declared within a week of being received and to be displayed to the public on the Funding and Disclosure website as soon as information has been processed.
- All donations over $5000 to be reported by end of next business day. This will be for all year round, including regulated election periods. Currently you won’t know until 6 monthly reporting period is complete.
Our voting system needs the following improvements.
- Allow voluntary voting for those aged 16 and 17. With elections being held every 4 years, some don’t get to vote for the first time until they’re almost 21!
- Explore options for those traveling to vote. With people traveling again and a very short time to pre-poll, there needs to be better options such as in person overseas voting in key locations around the world and expansion of tele-vote services.
- Expand the savings provisions to ensure as many votes can count and minimise the informal rate. This would be based on the South Australian example.
Domestic violence is a scourge on society and we can do better by:
- Improving access to crisis accommodation and setting aside areas in future planned developments (Such as mentioned in the Housing section).
- Ensuring Women’s access to safe spaces such as change rooms and amenities. Queensland has a law that now allows any man to come into a female facility if they call or identify themselves a ‘female’; legally they cannot be stopped. I will stand up strongly for women to have safe areas in NSW so they feel protected and to keep the definition of a female as it is currently in NSW. (Remember that the Coalition Minister for Women, a women herself, could not even define what a woman was to parliament!)
Increased funding for emergency and disaster relief management
Increased training and support for volunteers
Protect and support our crucial Bee Industry.
Stop experimenting of untested products on our cattle and food supply.
We need greater protection of our private data and rights.
No Privatisation of Key Assets