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.
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:
This page has a link to the Alexandria Traffic Management Plan survey:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swanson Hotel DA
More information available on council website, or at planningalerts.org.au.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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.