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Parliamentary speech: Stryder

24 October 2018 Stryder Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (10:03): Bennelong is a tightknit and supportive community. We are blessed with thousands of committed volunteers who help those around them ensure that no-one misses out on the great things we have around us. This is why I’m proud to address the House today on an excellent local organisation […]

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Parliamentary speech: Granny Smith festival

22 October 2018 Granny Smith Festival Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (16:12): I’m always proud to represent Australia’s capital of innovation. Bennelong is home to our most innovative companies and has given the world such innovations as the cochlear implant and wi-fi. But our greatest and most ubiquitous invention is undoubtedly the Granny Smith apple. It was this […]

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Parliamentary Speech: Bennelong Development

17 October 2018 Development in Bennelong Mr ALEXANDER (Bennelong) (11:10): I’ve spoken many times in this chamber about decentralisation, overdevelopment and matters of planning. I do this because development is one of the biggest issues facing our community. Our roads are clogged and our sports fields are disappearing as our suburbs grow from single-storey dwellings to blocks […]

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TIME TO BITE THE BULLET, High-speed rail at heart of ‘mega-city’ (23rd May, Northern District Times, front page)

A MAGIC bullet to solve Sydney’s growing pains by turning it into a “megacity” stretching from Newcastle to Nowra — all linked by high-speed rail — is set to be the centrepiece of a radical new proposal. Bennelong Liberal MP John Alexander has lifted the lid on likely “strategic decentralisation” recommendations to come out of […]

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