Election Forum this Tuesday 19 February 2019

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Caption: Photo of Flat Rock Gully Creek by Andrew Farries  www.instagram.com/andyfarries/


The Willoughby Environmental Protection Association Inc  (WEPA), in collaboration with the National Parks Association, NSW and the Nature Conservation Council, NSW are holding a bipartisan public forum for local candidates in the forthcoming State elections (23 March).

THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT ELECTION FOR THE LOCAL AND STATE-WIDE ENVIRONMENT.  Join us to hear your local candidates on the big environmental questions of our time and to share your issues and concerns.

When: 7pm Tuesday 19 February 2019
Where: Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag*

All members of the public welcome.  Bring your family, friends and neighbours.


All candidates have been invited and to date we have received confirmations from:

Olivia Bouchier, Animal Justice Party for North Shore
Carolyn Corrigan, Independent for North Shore
Michael Lester, Labor for North Shore
Toby Pettigrew, Greens for North Shore
Ellie Robertson, Independent for Legislative Council

We have asked candidates ahead of time to address the following environmental issues:

  • the Northern Beaches and Western Harbour Tunnels project;
  • expanding and protecting our National Parks
  • the protection of koalas and the creation of a Great Koala National Park
  • the continued logging of Public Native Forests
  • the importance of a green urban environment to community health and well-being
  • measures to deal with climate change.

Equal time will be provided at the Forum for candidates to speak on these and other related environmental issues.  Please hear the speakers in respectful silence. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions on environmental issues of the panel or candidates at the end of the speeches.

As we have many speakers and limited time we would ask that you please keep your questions about strictly non-environmental issues for after the meeting or for other forums.

The meeting will end around 8:45pm when we hope you will join us for supper and further discussion!  There will be more mouths to feed than usual, so please feel free to ‘bring a plate’.

There will be on-street parking available in Edinburgh Road and nearby streets.  Please be considerate to neighbours when parking.

Public transport: there are regular buses available from the city/Wynyard and also from Chatswood Station. The closest bus stop is near the intersection of Eastern Valley Way with Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag.  Walk 5 minutes east along Edinburgh Road and enter Glenaeon School Hall via the first gate.

For times and further directions go to ‘Plan your Trip” https://transportnsw.info/routes/bus

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