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.