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April meeting update: Clover Moore to attend

Update: We have been told to expect Lord Mayor Clover Moore to attend tonight’s meeting.

The Agenda now is:

Protecting Local Streets – City of Sydney transport study – Clover Moore to speak, traffic engineers will be present as well.
DA for the Swanson pub
Alexandria Sunday Funday report

Meeting starts at 7, at the usual venue: Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St.

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Protecting Local Streets and Communities

The City of Sydney has commissioned an independent study into what can be done to protect our local streets from the deluge of traffic coming from (and going to) the WestConnex St Peters Interchange.

There will be a public meeting from 6pm to 7:30pm, Thursday 5 April, at Alexandria Town Hall.

There will be a drop-in session on Saturday 7 April, at 3:30pm, also at Alexandria Town Hall.

Once the report is released, we will have until 1 June to respond.

For more information, come along on Thursday or Saturday, or visit sydneyyoursay.com.au or fixwestconnex.com.au.

ATP Locomotive Workshop Redevelopment Information Sessions

Mirvac is planning to redevelop the Locomotive Workshop, as part of their “vision for realising the true potential of ATP while celebrating it’s significant heritage value.”

They are holding Community Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday 19 July: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturday 22 July, 11:00am to 2:00pm

The sessions will both be held in the Locomotive Workshop, Suite 9100, Bay 8, 2 Locomotive Street. Entry is through the Bay 8 Atrium, then upstairs to Level 1.

 

Euston Road trees to go

Mike Baird may be gone, but his ‘war on trees’ continues.

We’ve received word that trees in Euston Road, between Sydney Park Road and Maddox Street, are to be removed, probably some time this coming week, perhaps even Monday.

There will be a rally at 4pm tomorrow (Sunday 26/3) at Sydney Park, near the Sydney Park Road/Euston Road intersection. Look for the WestConnex won’t work signs and the camp. More details here.

And, don’t forget tomorrow is Sunday Fun Day. Rain or shine.
 

 

December Meeting Agenda

On the agenda for tomorrow’s ARAG meeting (14/12/2106):

  • Waterloo Metro – is there a possibility of another station in or around Alexandria?
  • Australian Technology Park redevelopment and the Planning Assessment Commission
  • WestConnex – possible legal challenge
  • Alexandria community wins in 2016

You are invited to stay after the formal part of the meeting to celebrate our efforts and share some Christmas cheer. Bring something to drink and/or some nibbles to share!

Meeting starts at 7pm, at Alexandria Town Hall, Garden St.

In other news:

  • Ashmore Estate – Greenland Australia and GH Properties are building a around 1500 apartments on a 6.9-hectare site previously owned by Goodman. To receive project updates and be notified of community events, email: community [at] glgroup.com.au. Please write Ashmore Estate in the subject line.
  • Alexandria Park School Redevelopment (Mitchell Road Campus). The project management team are continuing to hold update meetings with small groups of residents. The next meeting will be on Monday 19 December, from 14:00 – 15:00. If you are interested in attending, please contact ben.aveling [at] arag.org.au or  Alex Wilson <wilson.a [at] rootprojects.com.au>

 

Meeting Wednesday: WestConnex, ATP, Alex Park School

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, at the usual time and place of:

7pm at Alexandria Town Hall.

On the agenda:

  • Asking City of Sydney for a traffic study (and maybe some other things)
  • Mirvac’s plans to bring 10,000 CBA staff to the ATP
  • Alexandria Park Community School re-development

Music Festival to protest destruction of Sydney Park for WasteCONnex tollway

This post is sourced from http://www.westconnexactiongroup.org.au/music_festival_protest_destruction_sydney_park_westconnex_tollway to inform members and friends of the Alexandria Residents’ Action Group.

THOUSANDS of people will flock to St Peters on the October Long Weekend to protest the destruction of Sydney Park and support the anti-WestConnex blockade.

The Save Sydney Park Festival is being organised by Reclaim The Streets (RTS) and WestCONnex Action Group (WAG), and will feature multiple stages. Local acts will play everything from Chicago house to UK garage, hip hop, jungle, and drum and bass.

The family-friendly festival will be held on the Euston Road side of Sydney Park, which residents have occupied around the clock since 19 September to prevent the destruction of hundreds of trees for WestConnex. It will start at 1pm on Saturday 1 October and end at sunset.

“Where we see a park, Casino Mike sees an opportunity to sell us out,” said RTS spokesperson James Loch.

“The Baird government cares only for the profits of their major donors, but we care about every inch of our precious green space.

“If money grew on trees, you can bet they wouldn’t be cutting them down in Sydney Park.

“We will not let them trade in our beautiful park for their dirty toll road,” said Mr Loch.

“If Mike Baird gets his way, over 14,000 square metres of Sydney Park and hundreds of trees in it will be destroyed for WestConnex,” said WAG spokesperson Janet Dandy-Ward.

“They’re planning to ‘replace’ these devastating losses with what may be the world’s worst park: some ‘green space’ under the massive flyovers and unfiltered pollution stacks of the monstrous St Peters Interchange.

“The community has had enough of Mike Baird selling us out to his toll road mates, and we’re delighted to team up with Reclaim the Streets again to help stop WestConnex,” said Ms Dandy-Ward.

Contacts: James Loch 0403 601 511, Amanda Sordes 0479 101 272

Poster artwork available on request. Facebook event page: bit.ly/savesydparkfest

Reclaim The Streets has a long history of large, colourful protest festivals. View photos of previous events on Facebook at bit.ly/rtsalbum1, bit.ly/rtsalbum2, bit.ly/rtsalbum3 and bit.ly/rtsalbum4

Save Sydney Park Festival poster