A State Election Candidates Forum for the seat of Heffron is being held on Wednesday, 8 February at 7pm at the Alexandria Town Hall by:
The Alexandria Residents Action Group (ARAG) and
As in past years, we survey residents to determine the key issues that you want to hear about from each of the candidates. Each candidate will be asked to address the issues within their allotted time.
Click on the survey below or the image and tell us what matters to you.
The NSW Minister for Transport and Roads, David Elliott
The NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport, Rob Stokes
The Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrotet
I am writing to express my concern about two key issues as a resident of Alexandria and urge you to take action immediately:
- Barrier free access at Redfern Station and
- The need for a bridge from South Eveleigh to North Eveleigh.
Barrier-free access at Redfern Station
It is important that barrier-free access is provided across the new Southern Concourse at Redfern Station. Although we understand that Transport for NSW has indicated that the matter is still being considered if as I believe, this will still require an Opal Card or Credit Card to tap on and off, this presents a barrier to free access for the community.
I urge you to ensure that the Southern Concourse is barrier free.
Building a bridge between South and North Eveleigh
The NSW Government is undertaking several major developments in the area that will impact the whole area and see the increased use of this already busy transit hub.
Two of those proposed developments currently under consideration are rezoning proposals for the Paint Shop sub-precinct in North Eveleigh and the Large Erecting Shed in South Eveleigh.
Neither of these proposals commit to delivering the bridge connection that has been in the Redfern Waterloo Authority’s plans for the precinct since at least 2006.
The community has advocated for a bridge across the railway tracks in their submissions to the Department of Planning and Environment for these two proposals.
This bridge would be a vital connection to bring communities together and for easy access to key facilities such as the University of Sydney campus, Carriageworks and the Gibbons Street bus interchange.
I urge the NSW Government to commit to providing an active transport bridge across the railway tracks using the proceeds of the sale of Australian Technology Park.
This must be delivered as part of the redevelopment of land in North and South Eveleigh, and not delayed indefinitely.
The City of Sydney Council operates 17 community centres and library spaces that offer activities and services to support the community.
These centres and spaces are valued as they enable our local communities to have social connection and affordable access to a range of learning, creative, cultural, health and wellbeing activities.
To help make sure the changing needs of these activities and services are met, the City of Sydney Council are seeking feedback from the community. They are keen to hear from people who visit their centres and from people who don’t, by encouraging us to share our thoughts and ideas on what is offered in our local community.
Your feedback and ideas for any improvement on the programs and services is important to help shape the City of Sydney’s future plans for Alexandria and the Sydney community.
Public Community consultation period is from 1 November 2022 to 15 December 2022.
Come along to this important public meeting to learn more and discuss what the community really needs. If we want our neighbourhood to be the best it can be, we need to show that we care and get our elected representatives to help us achieve it.
As you may know, ARAG along with Friend of Erskineville and Redwatch have been campaigning for a bridge to connect the North and South Eveleigh precincts. For some reason, even with the proposed massive redevelopment of North Eveleigh, a bridge is not part of the plan. We feel it would connect the communities and facilities that are currently a world away “over the train tracks”.
We are looking to getting our regular meetings up and running again soon, and would like to add some new members to the ARAG committee. If you would like to join and help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org !