Tuesday 4 July 2017
The EPA is reviewing the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation but does not propose tightening rules about noisy vehicles. If you would like stronger controls, send your comments in before 7 July. Details: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/noise/noise-regulation-2017-consult.htm
Monday 19 June 2017
Macquarie Bank’s unsolicited proposal to develop two commercial towers over the planned Martin Place Metro Station is on exhibition. My submission calls for further work to prevent shadowing and wind impacts in Martin Place and shadowing in adjacent streets, particularly at bus stops. Martin Place provides vital open space for pedestrians seeking respite from the city that must not be eroded. My letter is HERE.Read more
Monday 19 June 2017
Macquarie Bank’s unsolicited proposal to develop two commercial towers over the planned Martin Place Metro Station is on exhibition. My submission calls for further work to prevent shadowing and wind impacts in Martin Place and shadowing in adjacent streets, particularly at bus stops. Martin Place provides vital open space for pedestrians seeking respite from the city that must not be eroded. My letter is HERE.
Tuesday 14 June 2017
I support Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s call for the government to bring forward the Western Sydney Metro and return Westconnex to the original plan to connect Western Sydney with the port and airport, not dumping tens of thousands of cars into already congested inner city streets. The government should stop Westconnex Stage 3 and invest this money in public transport – nearly 90 per cent of Western Sydney commuters travel into the city on overcrowded public transport. Details HERE.
Monday 29 May 2017
Changing the bus operator for the Inner West region does not address the underlying problems with traffic congestion and the government’s data justifying the decision ignores the number of bus services and usage. Analysis published by The Guardian shows that the worst region for complaints is Inner North Region 7, read HERE.Read more
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