Peoples Climate March – 28 November 2015

Sustainable energy, sustainable future

On Saturday 28 November we will meet at Westport Park at 11am for a march along the Port Macquarie foreshore to Town Green where we will assemble for a rally with speakers. Dress in bright colours and bring a banner or placard to show the community that a safe climate and clean energy is the way to go!

This is your opportunity to be part of a broad and diverse coalition at People’s Climate Marches around Australia on the last weekend of November 2015, just before world leaders gather at the UN climate talks in Paris. Over that weekend, People’s Climate Marches will take place in hundreds of major cities around the world, with the goal of creating the largest mobilisation the world has ever seen.

Read more about the campaign here.

Meet the Candidate – Carol Vernon for Cowper

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Three Rivers Greens were pleased to welcome Carol Vernon, the Greens federal candidate for Cowper, to visit Port Macquarie yesterday.

Port Macquarie is likely to be excised from Lyne and moved to the Cowper electorate  with proposed changes to electoral boundaries.

Carol has extensive experience campaigning in the Cowper electorate and we look forward to working with and learning from her over the coming months.

Join the 3 Rivers Greens to fight Woolworths acquisition of Short St carpark – Council Meeting 15 July 2015

Woolworths Short St Carpark

The NSW government has made a planning decision ignoring feedback from the Port Macquarie community about Woolworths acquiring public land, the Short Street car park site.

There were several meetings where it was quite clear that most Port people don’t want a big development there. We have enough traffic already and we need car-parking more than another supermarket. It is ridiculous that another supermarket should be planned one block from Horton Street. We already have a Coles a block away, with a Woolworths and two IGAs about a kilometre away. The Short street car park and old Food for Less site needs to be very low key, to keep views to the river, with a cafe/restaurant (or two) with a piazza, and lots of space for car parking and Ironman.

Yes, I ask you, if this site is taken by Woolworths, where will Ironman be organised?

Everyone concerned about Woolworths having control over our public land, the control whisked away by the Liberal-National NSW government, should come to the Council meeting on Wednesday 15 July, 5:30pm at Council Chambers.

– Drusi Megget

OUT AND ABOUT

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Greens state candidate for Port Macquarie, Drusi Megget (left) with Jeremy Buckingham, Member of the Legislative Council, NSW Parliament (Right), at Carol Vernon’s NSW state campaign launch for the seat of Oxley in Wauchope on Monday.

The 3 River Greens are proud to have such a great pair of women standing as candidates in our region!