Fix NSW Transport Rally – 17 Feb

There will be a rally next week calling on the Government to take a serious approach to fixing NSW’s transport:

17 February, from 14:00–16:00

March from Hyde Park north (Archibald Fountain) to Martin Place for speeches

https://www.facebook.com/events/1182204825212422/

Building a 20 billion dollar road to move a few thousand people an hour is madness. Either the tolls will be crippling for commuters, or the cost will cripple the state budget, or both.
Building a so called Metro with no more capacity than the rail line it replaces, that has stops 6 kilometres apart, where people are going to have to stand for 30km, complete madness.
Tearing up country rail lines that are vital to the continuing prosperity and even the survival of country towns and villages, worse than madness.
Come along to help the government understand, transport matters to us.
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ARAG Meeting this Wednesday

We’re back at Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, and our next meeting is 7pm, Wednesday the 14th(*).

On the Agenda:

  • Fix NSW Transport – what would really work?
  • Euston Rd/McEvoy St widening – an update
  • NBN coming to Alexandria
  • Local (over)developments

(*) And before anyone says that a residents’ group meeting isn’t romantic, remember that forewarned is forearmed, knowledge is power, and power is widely agreed to be the ultimate aphrodisiac. Bring your Valentine along!

Alexandria Park Community School Redevelopment Updates

AlexSchoolVisionAerial.pngPlans for the Alexandria Park Community School Redevelopment are online, and they are accepting submissions until 31st January.

There will be four information sessions (although two are after submissions have closed):

  • Saturday 20 January 2018 at Carriageworks Farmers Markets – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday 27 January 2018 at Woolworths Supermarket – 10 Fountain Street, Alexandria, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Saturday 10 February 2018 at Carriageworks Farmers Markets – 45 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday 24 February 2018 at Woolworths Supermarket – 10 Fountain Street, Alexandria, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Back in the Alex Town Hall – Wednesday

We are back in Alexandria Town Hall for this month’s meeting, which is Wednesday, the 13th, at the usual time of 7PM.

On the agenda:

  • City of Sydney – proposal for the Green Square to Ashmore Connector
  • Alexandria to Moore Park – update
  • The M4/M5 Environmental Impact Study Debacle – where to from here?
  • Land & Environment Court hearing for the 163-173 McEvoy St development
  • Have Your Say on ARAG’s priorities for 2018
Please join us to celebrate the end of a busy year.

Reminder again: we are back in Alexandria Town Hall and the meeting is on Wednesday 13 December.

10,000 objections to the M4/M5

At 11.30am today, the Coalition Against WestConnex hand delivered more than 10,000 written submissions on the M4-M5 Link EIS to the Dept of Planning.

ARAG has hand delivered a (smaller) number of submissions.

ARAG’s own submission has been lodged. A copy is available WestConnex Stage 3 EIS – ARAG Objection 20171016.

If you haven’t lodged a submission yet, today is the last day to do so.

We believe that online submissions will be accepted until midnight, either at Major Projects, or via WestConnex Action Group.

How to object to the M4 M5 Link

There are several ways to make a submission on the M4 M5 Link.

WestConnex Action Group have set up an set up a online page which will send submissions directly to the Planning Department.

You make a submission online at: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=7485.

Or you can send a snailmail Continue reading

Agenda for October Meeting

The agenda for this month’s meeting is:

  • Council plans to ease & control traffic in local streets:
    Belmont, Lawrence, and Euston Lanes
  • the M4/M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement:
    reasons for Concern, how to object (Don’t delay, objections are due by Monday)

Hope to see you there:

7PM, Thursday 12 October
Cliff Noble Community Centre
24 Suttor St, corner of Renwick St