Randwick Council prepares to fight cruise ship terminal

At Randwick City Council’s monthly meeting on Tuesday 27 August, a Mayoral Minute to fund and commence Council’s research into the impacts of a cruise ship terminal in Molineux Point and Yarra Bay was passed unanimously.

For the full text of the Mayoral Minute, click here (and go to item 7. in the table of contents).

The community fight against a mega cruise ship terminal at Yarra Bay just got real with Randwick City Council unanimously voting to fund its own research into the impacts of a cruise terminal on the Bay.

Council’s studies will provide an essential reality check on the overblown and unprovable benefit claims we are expecting from the NSW Government’s strategic business case.

Council’s studies will also provide expert analysis of the social and environmental impacts of this development, in contrast to the Government’s offering that we expect will attempt to downplay them.

Councillor Danny Said, Labor: Mayor Neilson’s Mayoral Minute was voted on unanimously. As a council we continue to leave no stone unturned, to continue our fight on behalf of the residents to keep the Mega Cruise Ships out of Yarra Bay.

Councillor Anthony Andrews, Independent: Unanimous support by all Councillors. United we stand.

Councillor Carlos Da Rocha, Independent: No Way not Yarra Bay. It was a proud moment for all of us Councillors to unanimously vote in support of the motion for the funding to carry out the study.

Maria Poulos, Convenor Save the Bay Coalition: Thank you to Randwick Councillors for listening to the community’s concerns and fighting with us!! This could be a game-changer.

Save the Bay campaign wins support of ClubsNSW

On Tuesday 13 August, the Eastern Suburbs branch of ClubsNSW held their regular meeting at Yarra Bay Sailing Club.

ClubsNSW is the peak representational body for the NSW club industry.

At the meeting, the case for the protection of Yarra Bay and its sailing club from cruise ship terminal over-development was made by former Souths Juniors chairman Henry Morris, who chaired the meeting.

Following this, Yarra Bay Sailing Club President Barry Wallace spoke to the threat that cruise ship terminal over-development posed for the club.

The meeting being in agreement that Yarra Bay Sailing Club was threatened, and deserved to be supported, Henry Morris will now follow up with the full Executive of ClubsNSW.

Save the Bay Coalition welcomes ClubsNSW support of the extensive sporting and community programs of Yarra Bay Sailing Club.