(Elliott Brennan, 5 March 2015, City News)
Last Friday February 27, the contentious Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway was officially opened in Sydney by NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres...
...Prior to the construction of the bridge, Independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich said the walkway was another encroachment on parklands that was not needed and failed to connect to cycling networks.
“There are cheaper, less intrusive and more responsible ways to deliver the connectivity that we all want without costly monument building,” he said.
“Our parklands must be protected and preserved. There is no need to destroy Moore Park east and west.”
Mr Greenwich also said that with the light rail project providing a pedestrian bridge over Anzac Parade 350 metres away, there was no justification for two bridges.
Anger has also surfaced over the cost of the bridge’s construction. The construction cost $38 million dollars, $13 million more than the original figure of $25 million.
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