Locals for Metro Southwest - Exposed

 

1) Emails between Locals for Metro Southwest and Transport for NSW regarding the Locals for Metro Southwest event of 20 June 2018 and Transport Minister Andrew Constance's exclusive video message.

1a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

1b) NSW Electoral Commission: Register of Third Party Lobbyists: Newgate Communications Pty Ltd: Anita Brown (as of 24 June 2021)

1c) LinkedIn: Anita Brown (as of 24 June 2021)

2) Records from Locals for Metro Southwest/The Canterbury Foundation/CRK Properties (client of lobbyist Harry Hughes - Axis Strategic Advisory) meeting with the NSW Department of Planning including acknowledgement that the property developer group controls 85% of Canterbury Town Centre as well as also their Master Plan for Canterbury and Belmore.

2a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

3) Emails between Sydney Metro and Locals for Metro Southwest regarding a Stakeholder Briefing Meeting at the Sydney Metro Community Information Centre in Campsie. Note: a number of Sydney Metro/Transport for NSW staff involved with the Locals for Metro Southwest meeting appear to be staff or associated with Newgate Communications and a registered lobbyist at the time.

3a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

3b) NSW Electoral Commission: Register of Third Party Lobbyists: Newgate Communications Pty Ltd: Anita Brown, Phillip Kelly (as of 26 June 2021)

3c) LinkedIn: Kristina Cimino (as of 26 June 2021)

4) Sydney Metro Community Information Centre (Campsie) Stakeholder Register including Locals for Metro Southwest. Note: Locals for Metro Southwest are listed with a Kingsgrove address, which is not within the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor.

4a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

5) Email from Office of Transport Minister Andrew Constance offering to a Ministerial Video Message for the Locals for Metro Southwest. Note: The Office of Transport Minister Andrew Constance appears to have offered to make a video in response to the Locals for Metro Southwest's first ever piece of correspondence.

5a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

 

6) Information regarding the 6 Ministerial Videos produced by Transport Minister Andrew Constance between 2015 and October 2020. The Office of Minister Constance released information for 5 of 6 videos except about the Locals for Metro Southwest.

 

6a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

7) CRK Properties' involvement in funding the Locals for Metro Southwest as outlined by former employee Nicholas Stevens as appearing on his LinkedIn profile

7a) LinkedIn: Nicholas Stevens and CRK Properties (as at 27 June 2021)

 

8) Nicholas Stevens' emails to Western Sydney University appearing as a representative of Locals for Metro Southwest

8a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: Download File

9) Email to Shane Mallard MLC seeking clarification regarding comments about Transport Minister Andrew Constance and the Locals for Metro Southwest made during the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the Sydenham to Bankstown line conversion (2019). Note: No response has been received from Shane Mallard MLC.

9a) See document: Email

Note: Premier Gladys Berejiklian has appears to indicate that the Locals for Metro Southwest are property developers and Transport Minister Andrew Constance has confirmed producing a video for the Locals for Metro Southwest.

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Chris Tsioulos - Locals for Metro Southwest spokesperson speaking at the group's (re)launch event on 20 June 2018 at Canterbury Leagues Club

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Photograph of Transport Minister Andrew Constance appearing in a Ministerial Video at the Locals for Metro Southwest event on 20 June 2018

10) Office of Premier meeting with Locals for Metro Southwest in Premier Gladys Berejiklian's boardroom on 28 June 2019. The Office of Premier claims Gladys Berejiklian was not in attendance of this meeting but cannot substantiate such claim. Note: The Information Commissioner has found that the decision by the Office of Premier for a subsequent GIPA Act request to not disclose information regarding the whereabouts of Premier Gladys Berejiklian on 28 June 2019 as unjustified.

10a) See document obtained under GIPA Act: View Information

Note: The information published on the Premier's GIPA Disclosure Log is Version 2 following the Information Commissioner External Review finding that the initial decision to redact the names of the Premier's Advisors (meeting organiser Jeremy Vine and required attendee Andrew Fattal) to be unjustified.