Category Archives: Transport

Parking, Metro Quarter, Trucks + Traffic = ARAG Meeting, Wednesday 12 September

This month’s meeting will be held at:

  • 7pm, Wednesday 12 September
  • Alexandria Town (73 Garden St)

The agenda for this meeting is:

  • Parking
  • Metro Quarter Update
  • Trucks invading Alexandria
  • Council Traffic Study  next steps

Please bring your positive suggestions on what can be done to improve the situation.

PS. ARAG’s submission to the Impact of WestConnex Inquiry is available here.

 

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Extra traffic study briefing – Thursday

By popular demand, there will be an extra community drop-in session to discuss the proposed changes to Alexandria streets.

The drop-in session will be:

  • 5:30pm to 7pm,  Thursday May 24 at
  • Alexandria Town Hall

The proposal includes several full and partial road closures, single-lane slow points, extra traffic signals and continuous footpath treatments (*).

Thursday is your last best chance to have your questions answered.

Comments on the plan close 1 June.

For more information, or to have your say, visit sydneyyoursay.

(*) continuous footpath treatment means a shared space where pedestrians have right of way over cars. Instead of being a road that pedestrians are allowed to cross, it is a footpath that cars are allowed to cross.

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April meeting – Alexandria Traffic Management Plan, Swanson Hotel DA, and more.

Our next meeting will be:

7pm, Wednesday, 11 April
Alexandria Town Hall
73 Garden St, Alexandria

The Agenda is:

  • Protecting Local Streets – City of Sydney transport study
  • DA for the Swanson pub DA
  • Alexandria Sunday Funday report

The transport study

Material from last Thursday night’s briefing,  ‘WestConnex: traffic solutions for Alexandria, Erskineville and St Peters‘, is now available online:
https://www.sydneyyoursay.com.au/westconnex-traffic-solutions-alexandria-erskineville-st-peters

This page has a link to the Alexandria Traffic Management Plan survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBTNPFC

The consultation period ends 1 June.

If you have questions for council, the contact person is  Adam Lander (Senior Community Engagement Coordinator, reachable 02 9265 9333 or alander@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Swanson Hotel DA

More information available on council website, or at planningalerts.org.au.

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Mind the gap: Are we planning our major transport projects by a roulette wheel?

Ron Hoenig was standing up for Alexandria in parliament last week:

I call on the Government to reconsider its plans for the Sydney Metro. It has been almost two years since I first urged the Government to reassess its route and stations for the Sydney Metro Southwest project. I told the House then that the location of the Waterloo station was a mistake. It represented a missed opportunity to provide for the fastest growing and most densely populated urban renewal zone in Australia: Green Square east, between Zetland and Waterloo, near Danks Street. The New South Wales Government seems dead set on making yet another error with this project. Not only is the Waterloo stop in the wrong place, but the whole alignment through my electorate is wrong. Continue reading

March Meeting: Redfern Station, transport and trucks, residents’ forum

On the agenda for this month’s ARAG meeting:

  • Changes to Redfern Station – it’s started
  • Update on local transport issues from City of Sydney
  • Dangerous trucks in Alexandria: what can we do?
  • Residents’ forum: issues that affect you

The meeting will be at:

7pm, Wednesday 14 March
Alexandria Town Hall,
73 Garden St, Alexandria

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.

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