Maroubra and Coogee Candidates Forum on Climate Change and the Environment
7.30pm – 9.30pm. Monday, 7th March Randwick Town Hall
The New South Wales state election campaign has so far managed to tiptoe around the big environmental challenges facing our state. Voters in Coogee and Maroubra now have the chance to find out where local candidates stand on climate change and the environment by attending a forum at Randwick Town Hall on Monday 7th March.
Local community group Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) in partnership with the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) will host a community question and answer session with the candidates. Michael Feneley (Liberal, Maroubra), Murray Matson (Greens, Maroubra), Bruce Notley-Smith (Liberal, Coogee), Paul Pearce (Labor, Coogee) and Sue Doran (Greens, Coogee) have confirmed their attendance.
Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs spokesperson Jaan Boersma said, “From renewable energy, to coal mining and coal seam gas, biodiversity conservation, local food production, transport policy and more, this forum will give our political candidates the opportunity to respond to the issues of concern for local residents and community groups”.
Nature Conservation Council of NSW CEO and forum chair Pepe Clarke said, “NSW’s leading environment groups, including the Nature Conservation Council, are calling on all political parties contesting the election to show bold leadership to reduce carbon pollution, reform planning legislation and restore our natural environment to health”.
What: Maroubra and Coogee Candidates Forum on Climate Change and the Environment
When: 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Randwick Town Hall Where: Randwick Town Hall, Corner Avoca and Frances Streets, Randwick Confirmed speakers: Michael Feneley (Liberal, Maroubra), Murray Matson (Greens, Maroubra), Bruce Notley-Smith (Liberal, Coogee), Paul Pearce (Labor, Coogee), Sue Doran (Greens, Coogee) Forum Chair: Pepe Clarke, Nature Conservation Council of NSW Questions for local candidates
Media contact: Tony Muscio, CASES, ph: 0407 558 847, email: firstname.lastname@example.org