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Labor Candidate for Casuarina, Lauren Moss, today released a Casuarina Coastal Reserve Community Plan following consultation with residents.

“The Casuarina Coastal Reserve is a beautiful part of our community - one that needs to be maintained and preserved for the free enjoyment by locals and visitors,” Ms Moss said.

“Casuarina residents and visitors are telling me they are strongly against Casuarina Coastal Reserve being turned into a business.

“They want environmental preservation and repairs and maintenance of the Reserve to be a priority for Government.

“In response to community comments received at my mobile stall at the Reserve and through my survey I am focusing on the following initiatives for the Reserve:
• upgrade and maintain toilet, shower and water tap facilities
• repair and maintenance of the BBQ facilities located near the Casuarina Surf Club
• increased Rangers to enhance erosion, fire and weed management; and,
• work with Rangers and local community groups (including cyclist and running groups) and Landcare to ensure non-bitumised trails are safe and maintained.

“Casuarina Coastal Reserve provides us with an opportunity to maintain a biodiverse environment while being heavily used by both local residents and visitors to the area,” Ms Moss said.

“Territory Labor has ruled out commercialisation of the reserve and I will continue to speak up to protect the environment we love.”

Media contact: Cathryn Tilmouth 0427 500 667 

Labor Candidate for Casuarina, Lauren Moss today joined concerned parents of disabled young adults who have been ignored by Chief Minister Adam Giles.  Ms Moss said parents had made several attempts to have their pleas heard to discuss post school options for their young adults leaving Henbury School in a couple of months’ time.

“Henbury School does a magnificent job for these young people in the teenage years, but once they leave Henbury there is little Government support for them,” Ms Moss said.

“The parents have designed a proposal that will support their young adults when they complete their school years, but 9 months on the Government is steadfastly refusing to meet with them.”

Leader of the Opposition Delia Lawrie said the Chief Minister must meet with the parents as both the Minister for Disability, Robyn Lambley, and the Education Minister Peter Chandler had failed to do so for more than a year.

“Why is the CLP treating these parents with such disdain? It is cruel. The families are now stressed about what the future holds for their children just months away from finishing school,” Ms Lawrie said.

Concerned mother of an 18 year old Henbury student, Ms Sharon Knight today hand delivered a letter to the Chief Minister’s office calling on him to meet with the parents.

The letter says in part:
We have been seeking meetings with your government Ministers (Ministers Lambley and Chandler) for over 9 months but have not been able to secure a meeting with them to discuss how our proposal can be supported by your government.
We are proposing the development of new support services because current services do not meet the needs of these post-school young adults …  “

Ms Moss said the proposed model for a place that young adults with disabilities can call their own was something that deserves support and pledged to continue to advocate for these families.
Media contact:  Michael Gleeson  0400 096 924 


Labor Candidate for Casuarina, Lauren Moss, said that residents in the suburb of Alawa have raised concerns about the proposed housing development site in Young Crescent.

“Local residents are concerned about the possible effects of a proposal to redevelop four vacant public housing dwellings into 11 town houses,” Ms Moss said.

“Initial concerns raised by residents include the impact of unit density in a small suburban street on traffic flows and safety, public amenity and a possible short fall in car parks for tenants."

Ms Moss has been active door knocking in this area of Alawa and is encouraging residents to attend a Community Information session on Thursday being hosted by developers Territory Housing and the Defence Housing Authority.

“Some residents are very concerned about the proposed development while others are seeking more information," Ms Moss said.

“Residents are unhappy with the four existing rundown empty public houses and want to see neighbourhood improvement."

"I hope that the Minister for Lands and Planning, Peter Chandler, respects the views of local residents when considering this redevelopment proposal."


Media contact: Cathryn Tilmouth 0427 500 667


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