Kylea shares her week
Week 14: Our new, green Tantallon Oval is collaboration done right
Lane Cove's new, sustainable Tantallon Oval Pavillion is a great example of what we can achieve when we work together towards a common purpose.
Last Saturday, I had the honour of officially opening the oval with my counterparts from local and state governments and representatives from the community, industry and academia who all contributed to the project's success.
The new pavilion takes us one small step closer to turning the North Sydney electorate into a Net Zero Urban Zone. It is virtually off the grid with 60kW of solar panels, two 101kWh lithium-ion batteries, energy-efficient lights and glass, and 20,000L rainwater harvesting tanks to irrigate the oval.
It also features innovative green tiles from Kandui Technologies and UNSW, which are created from waste materials such as glass and textiles — including old club jerseys.
With a total of $2 million in funding from all three levels of government and local rugby union, rugby league and cricket teams, the project is, as Lane Cove Mayor Andrew Zbik put it, a great example of teamwork. I am pleased that Federal Government was able to contribute through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
I will be in Canberra this week for parliamentary sittings, and am moving a condolence motion today for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's passing.
As I mentioned last week, there will also be a number of opportunities for me to make a 90-second statement on community issues for this sitting and future sittings, and I would love your feedback. If you haven't already done so, please submit your ideas here.
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week 23: Cutting vehicle emissions with our new Private Members Bill
Earlier this year, in the months before the election, I promised to develop and introduce a Private Member's Bill that would deliver better, cleaner fuel to Australians and reduce pollution from our cars. That Bill was tabled in Parliament this week.
North Sydney's Reducing Vehicle Pollution Bill will bring Australian fuel quality in line with European standards, reducing the levels of sulphur and aromatics that they can contain.
Week 22: The National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill Passes the House
With just one sitting week remaining for Parliament in 2022, the past week in Canberra has definitely been full of robust debate, constructive discussion and ultimately some landmark legislative developments.
Week 21: What we're doing to strengthen the Anti-Corruption Bill
Our democracy will only ever be as strong as our willingness as citizens to actively contribute to any debate, and just on six months into this role, the capacity for me to truly listen to the many voices of North Sydney as they discuss proposed or needed legislative reform at the national level is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I get to do on a daily basis.
week 20: Speaking out for our community on climate change
Week 19: Getting IR Reforms Right
This week, I've been looking at the Government's 'Secure Jobs, Better Pay' Bill, a package of Industrial Relations (IR) changes that was introduced in Parliament in Budget week.
Week 18: What the Budget Means for North Sydney
This week, my team and I have been hard at work determining what the newly released Federal Budget means for North Sydney's priorities, and what needs to be done to ensure government initiatives actually deliver the changes that our community wants to see.
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