18 March 2014
Light Rail Update, Congratulations Sydney Women of the Year Jess Miller, Activating Oxford Street, Woolloomooloo Graffiti Goes and Earth Hour
Congratulations to my Sydney electorate Woman of the Year Jess Miller, whose impressive work on social engagement, community activation and sustainability encourages people to use the Internet to get people off the Internet and active on the things that matter. You can find out more about Jess HERE.
Transport for NSW has responded to the 487 submissions on its Environment Impact Statement for the CBD and South East Light Rail. The Chalmers Street stop has been reconfigured, the Ward Park works depot has been moved away from Northcott homes, and parking added next to the new Wimbo Park. Noise concerns remain a concern for the Surry Hills section. The Moore Park stop has been moved south with a new bridge over Anzac Parade adjacent to Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls high schools. The Department of Planning will now assess the amended proposal. Details are HERE and my submission on the Environmental Impact Statement is HERE.
Congratulations to the Woolloomooloo residents who joined me to remove 150 square metres of offensive and unwanted graffiti from government-owned properties in their area. Tired of waiting for government action, we spruced up the place. Northcott residents have taken similar action to improve amenity.
(See the before and after photos on the below)
The report from Village Well identifying action to Activate Oxford Street is now online with suggestions for revitalising this precinct. You can read it HERE. I encourage you to comment on the proposals through the online survey.
Last week I visited the site that will become Darling Harbour Live and was impressed to learn that 90 per cent of the steel and concrete from major building demolitions will be recycled. Although the project will make it easier for pedestrians to get between Ultimo/Pyrmont and the city, construction creates significant access barriers. Information: phone 1300 799 026 or www.darlingharbourlive.com.au I’ve also asked the Minister for Roads and Ports to reinstate the earlier direct access to Bathurst Street via the Western Distributor.
Have a great week!
Alex Greenwich MP
Independent Member for Sydney
PS. Have you thought about preparing for Earth Hour Saturday 29 March http://earthhour.org.au/?