Tuesday 16 May
In Parliament, I asked the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight to work with Woollahra Council, the City of Sydney and local businesses and residents to address the longstanding traffic concerns with Oxford Street. While she says that there has been a turnaround in business viability on this important high street, I’ve asked to meet with her about community proposals. My question is HERE or watch it HERE.
Tuesday 16 May
The state government is funding a separated cycleway to be built by the City of Sydney along Moore Park Road linking Bondi Junction to Surry Hills. The pedestrian path between Anzac Parade and South Dowling Street will be relocated to a path around the Korean War Memorial with lighting to improve safety, and the cycleway to be built on the existing footpath. Some loss of grass on Moore Park Road is proposed between Driver Avenue and Anzac Parade however this will not impact on trees. Details HERE.
(Question Time, 10 May 2017, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
My question is directed to the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. Will the Minister work with me and the Woollahra and City of Sydney councils to improve the vitality, safety and amenity of Oxford Street?Read more
Tuesday 9 May
Transport for NSW has now started work on access plans for Edgecliff Railway Station and Bus Interchange, with lifts, refurbished escalators, relocated ticket gates, CCTV upgrades, and additional seats and shelter planned.Read more
Tuesday 2 May
I’ve asked to meet with the Minister for Roads, Freight and Maritime to personally follow up concerns about the Elizabeth Bay Marina proposal and action to reduce traffic impacts in Oxford Street. The marina proposal is too large with unacceptable impacts, and Oxford Street traffic calming could help make the street more attractive for visitors and high street shoppers.
Monday 10 April 2017
I asked the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure last year about return ferry trips from Pyrmont back to the CBD to improve public transport access from this densely populated peninsular. So the commitment to a new F4 ferry route from October that includes Pyrmont, Barangaroo, Balmain East, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Circular Quay, Rose Bay and Watsons Bay is good news and will help residents and workers.
The appalling plans for the Westconnex St Peters interchange are on exhibition for public comment until 30 April. The ugly spaghetti-lane junction will overpower Sydney Park with concrete barriers, noise and pollution, funnelling thousands of cars onto an already congested inner city network. Hundreds of trees will be lost. It’s all the more shocking with revelations in The Sydney Morning Herald today that government transport planners have been told to prioritise roads projects over more beneficial and economical public transport options. I encourage you to attend the information session Wednesday 12 April 5pm-8pm at the Community Information Centre 27 Burrows Road St Peters and to make a submission opposing the plans. For information phone 1800 660 248 or visit www.westconnex.com.au.
(Committee's Report, 23 February 2017, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
Transport disadvantage is a serious problem that can strengthen the already large divide between rich and poor. Without access to frequent, reliable, efficient and affordable transport options, people who are disadvantaged can’t access employment or education opportunities, or health and welfare services. They are unable to participate in social activities leading to isolation and poor wellbeing.Read more
20 February 2017
The Commonwealth Auditor General’s Westconnex review found that the massive $3.5 billion provided was not properly managed against risks, with unnecessary advance payments made even when milestones were not met. Yet again our concerns that this project is being rushed, has no real business case and is clouded in secrecy. The report is HERE.
Sign the Westconnex Action Group’s online letter calling on the Premier to halt the project: www.westconnexactiongroup.org.au.