Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ray Brownlee of Antipodean Lugano Fame

There is no truth. There is only action. 

~ Blaise Cendrars

Council service: Raymond Brownlee

PSM: Raymond Brownlee.
PSM: Raymond Brownlee.
Raymond Brownlee of Lugarno received a Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding public service in NSW through executive roles with a number of local councils and for the introduction of water conservation practices.
Mr Brownlee has been is the general manager of Randwick Council for the past 10 years, generating operating surpluses and solid capital works programs.
One of his most notable achievements has been the annual water saving of 550 million litres, saving $1 million.
During his tenure, the council has extended the popular coastal walkway, collaborated with police, business and the community to achieve a 23 per cent reduction in antisocial behaviour incidents during the past four years.
He has also had a hand in securing a major light rail project for the city.
The Leader has collated honours information, by recipients’ current suburb, from the Australia Day Honours List. If you know of any other award recipients from southern Sydney, email
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Ray Brownlee evidence based introduction to the village atmosphere Randwick

The battle against the council amalgamtions is being fought on two fronts with the mayors
The battle against the council amalgamtions is being fought on two fronts with the mayors of Botany Nay and Randwick leading the charge. Artwork: Mark Nulty
The  clock is ticking for Randwick and Botany Bay councils to lead their communities through the politically explosive council amalgamation minefield.
With deadline for the Fit For The Future, the State Government’s latest merger push, looming the two southeast councils are at opposing ends of the amalgamation battle.
According to the Liberal Randwick Mayor Ted Seng, the best way to stave off the threat of a mega City of Sydney, an amalgam of five councils, is to present the State Government with a viable alternative.
But the Labor Botany Bay Mayor Ben Keneally says now is the time to fight to protect the local identity.
Randwick and Botany in different corners on views relating to global city mergers

Fit For Future the mystery drive for global cities

Different Political Colours Different Opinions