Public Meeting: WestConnex and Central to Eveleigh

Lord Mayor Clover Moore will be holding a public meeting to discuss WestConnex and the Central to Eveleigh Precinct, on Wednesday 27 July from 6.30pm at Alexandria Town Hall, Garden Street, Alexandria.

ARAG encourages all local residents to attend. This is the future of our suburb being discussed.

Lord Mayor’s Invitation to WestConnex and Central to Eveleigh public meeting

Do you rely on train services at St Peters or Erskineville?

Jenny Leong’s office is soliciting comments from residents who will be impacted by the Baird government’s plan to reduce train services to St Peters and Erskineville Stations:

July meeting: C2E, Alex Hotel update, AGM

The agenda for Wednesday’s ARAG meeting (13/7) is:

1. Central to Eveleigh

Development along the rail corridor between
Central and Eveleigh stations.

Guest speaker: Matthew White, Program Director, UrbanGrowth NSW.

2. Update on Alexandria Hotel

Land and Environment Court proceedings have resumed.

There will be a ‘Mediation’ meeting between the developer, and Council,
and Residents: Aug 4, 9:30am, on-site

3. AGM.

Anyone who wishes to become more involved in the Residents Group is
encouraged to nominate to join the Executive.

Sydney Metro submissions close today (Mon 27/6)

Today (Monday 2/6) is the last opportunity to lodge a comment on the so-called Sydney Metro.

See our previous post for ways to object, or visit the majorprojects website.

The reason I say so-called Metro, is because this isn’t really a Metro. It has some of the features of a Metro, but not the good ones. Continue reading

Sydney Metro – not what it should have been

Cities all over the world are converting from single deck trains to double deck trains. Why then, is Sydney going in the other direction?

Why are the Metro tunnels going to be just too small for conventional trains? Why is the Bankstown line being downgraded from double deck to single deck?

EcoTransit, the public transport advocacy group, aren’t impressed.


Submissions on the Metro close on 27 June – see our previous post on this topic.

EcoTransit have released a flyer and a pro-forma submission with more information which you may wish to draw if you are considering preparing your own submission.

Meet the Candidates – 22nd June

This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 June, at 7pm, at Alexandria Town Hall. (Not our usual date!)

The meeting will be a Meet the Candidates for the Federal Seat of Sydney, and is being jointly organised by RedWatch, Friends of Erskineville and ARAG. Continue reading

A resident’s submission on the Sydney Metro

As you probably know by now, the State Government has announced that the ‘Sydney Metro’ will have a station at Waterloo, immediately south-east of the intersection between Botany Road and Raglan Street.

The first Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project has been released, and is available here. Continue reading