In an event hosted by Clover Moore and Lee Rhiannon today, the City of Sydney celebrated Jack Mundey’s election to the council thirty years ago, his contribution as an alderman and before that as BLF Secretary when Green Bans halted plans to demolish The Rocks, Victoria Street (Kings Cross), large parts of Woolloomooloo, and sections of Glebe. The city would have been a very different place without Jack Mundey and the BLF Green Bans, Nita McCrae and The Rocks Residents’ Group, and the independent councillors of the City of Sydney. We thank them all for the city they have delivered to us, and for their continuing efforts to protect it and the residents of Millers Point and The Rocks.
Earlier this week, a coalition of inner-city groups, including the Friends of Millers Point, rallied outside the NSW Parliament in support of public housing. There was strong support from the Labor Party, the Greens and independents, and it was heartening to see many politicians from all levels of government standing up for public housing and the community of Millers Point, Dawes Point and The Rocks.