Socialist Alliance campaign for Newcastle Council

Socialist Alliance campaign for Newcastle Council

What we stand for

Community need, not developer greed
Community need, not developer greed

• More public scrutiny of development applications. Developers have too much power
• Promote affordable housing
• Fund improvements to disability access
• Redevelop the BHP site into a sustainability precinct with housing, parkland, cycle ways, clean technology jobs & park-&-ride to the city

A council that helps with cost of living
A council that helps with cost of living

• No rise in rates or fees above inflation for council services
• Stop the cost-shifting: Advocate for full state & federal funding of council community services
• Reject the privatisation & outsourcing of council services

Open, democratic, accountable council
Open, democratic, accountable council

• Regular ward meetings with residents
• Accountability: no secret council briefings & meetings

For a healthier environment
For a healthier environment

• No T4 terminal. Campaign for covered coal wagons. Put a stop to coal dust
• Free entry into Mayfield pool
• Support & extend our community gardens
• Reopen the Loft youth venue
• Extend mental health services
• Better monitoring & transparency around the spread of RAAF base pollution
• Real time monitoring of air quality around Stockton, Mayfield & Throsby Creek

Public transport now
Public transport now

• Build the light rail on the existing rail corridor
• Extend light rail to the suburbs & University
• Develop safe cycle & pedestrian routes from Warrabrook to the city
• Reverse the privatisation of the buses & ferries
• Extend the Stockton ferry run to Carrington & Wickham

Housing is a human right
Housing is a human right

• Support rent caps on low income housing
• Conduct a Council audit of vacant properties, flats & offices
• Mandate 30% low income housing as part of all major residential developments

Protect Newcastle's identity
Protect Newcastle's identity

• Keep live music venues
• Protect low-cost neighbourhoods from gentrification
• Implement building height restrictions to preserve Newcastle's character
• More protection for heritage buildings

Our candidates

Steve is a public transport advocate who works in TAFE.

Sam was involved in the successful campaign to keep the Mayfield Pool open.

Gayle is a Disability Support Worker and a member of the PSA.