Taking the 100pc #renewables message to @TurnbullMalcolm in Wentworth for #ausvotes – @takvera

The Prime Minister’s electorate of Wentworth in Sydney played host to a Solar Citizens forum at Paddington Town Hall: the Wentworth 100 percent renewables forum. Former MP for Wentworth John Hewson turned up and gave the keynote address. Wentworth is one of the wealthiest electorates in Australia, but it also has the second lowest uptake of solar PV in Australia. The Paddington Town Hall was used for the forum and had a packed audience. Though Malcolm Turnbull, the member for Wentworth, couldn’t make it, the organisers kept a chair vacant on stage with his name on it. The Prime Minister was invited to a peoples forum up in Brisbane with […]

Why Turnbull towers in Wentworth, from foggy bottom to shining shore

View Larger Map Wentworth Seat Profile By David Davis 28 July 2013 The electorate of Wentworth is home to Australia’s richest street, the spectacularly situated Wolsley Road in Point Piper. Mansions line glittering Sydney Harbour, and higher series BMWs and Mercedes effortlessly climb the steep hills receding from the shoreline. Meanwhile, in nearby Woolloomooloo, the sometimes foggy bottom of the electorate, sits the southern hemisphere’s largest centre for homeless men, the Matthew Talbot Hostel. Wentworth has Australia’s highest per capita income and is the nation’s smallest electorate at just 29 square kilometres. Steep cliffside stairs dating from colonial days separate the Aboriginal community in the public housing in Woolloomooloo from […]