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Sydney Public Transport
EcoTransit Sydney – Media Release: NSW Government steals Western Sydney’s future with over-priced light rail (8 December 2015)
Ecotransit Sydney today welcomed the government building one quarter of the Parramatta light rail network. However the community is staggered by the massive cost of such a small start. With a massive initial estimate and so little detail, taxpayers are left concerned that this is yet another open ended honey pot for the construction industry.
SMH: Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University. Jacob Saulwick November 30, 2015
A University of Sydney animation shows a proposed $1.5 billion ‘knowledge hub’ and a new train station for a metro line through the city.Read More »Sydney Metro: Mysterious flyer pushes for new rail station at Waterloo, not Sydney University
ABC NSW: Go slow over Hawkesbury Rail Bridge By Mary-Louise Vince (15 September 2015)
Public transport advocacy group, Ecotransit Sydney says rail travel times between Newcastle and Sydney are already too slow without safety concerns along the Hawkesbury River bridge on the New South Wales Central Coast.Read More »Go slow over Hawkesbury Rail Bridge
Save Newtown from WestCONnex meeting – Mat Hounsell (part 4 of 12) Video by Andrew Chuter (10 August 2015) On 10 Aug 2015, Save Newtown from… Read More »Save Newtown from WestCONnex meeting – Mat Hounsell
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader: $17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins By Murray Trembath June 19, 2015
Roads and Infrastructure Minister Duncan Gay has defended the staggering $17 million cost of the Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel, saying comparisons with other projects are ‘‘simplistic’’.Read More »$17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins
AltMedia: Locals slam cable car system June 18, 2015
Locals have criticised the proposal for a cable car system across Sydney Harbour as an ineffective plan to ease traffic in the Bays Precinct and city. The proposed 3.4 kilometre cable system would transport commuters to stations at Rozelle Bay, White Bay Power Station, White Bay cruise terminal, Pyrmont and Barangaroo in under five minutes.Read More »Locals slam cable car system
The City of Newcastle will sign a memorandum of understanding with UrbanGrowth NSW that acknowledges the council’s role in the urban renewal of Newcastle and defines how the two bodies will work to implement the state government’s controversial Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport program.Read More »Newcastle and UrbanGrowth NSW to sign MOU on urban renewal
Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?
Canterbury-Bankstown Express: Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds? James Beech (April 27, 2015)
More than 16,000 people who commute from Bankstown to Parramatta each day would benefit from light rail linking the two regions.Read More »Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?
AltMedia: Baird’s new harbour crossing plan under fire. By Joe Bourke (April 16, 2015)
Co-convenor of EcoTransit Sydney, Gavin Gatenby has attacked Mike Baird’s plan for a second harbour rail crossing, calling the government’s recent announcement that drilling has begun on the project a “stunt”.Read More »Baird’s new harbour crossing plan under fire
South Sydney Herald: The transport system we really need (15 March 2015)
Every time you walk around the “hood” you may very well meet one of the 50,000 new residents moving to southern Sydney. The newly planned Southern Growth Area is loosely defined from the Eastern Distributor to the Southern Railway and from Cleveland Street to Gardeners Road. The City is being redrawn dramatically, with the old Waterloo Swamp now transforming into the dense heart of the city. This ambitious venture deserves all the attention it can get from the community.Read More »The transport system we really need
Rockdale Residents Unite: No WestConnex Meeting – Tuesday 25 November 2014 Michelle Zeibots, Research Principal at the Institute for a Sustainable Future at UTS, outlines… Read More »Rockdale Residents Unite: No WestConnex Meeting
SMH: Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme Gavin Gatenby. (November 24, 2014)
Duncan Gay should get out more if he really believes Sydneysiders are overjoyed about WestConnex and that “our city is on the cusp of another quantum leap in growth” and that in the face of this “we can be crippled by timidity or inspired by action”.Read More »Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme
It gives us no pleasure to say this, but the Prime Minister of the Liberal-Nationals Government – Mr Tony Abbott has repeatedly and emphatically restated… Read More »Prime Minister Tony Abbott – Liberal-Nationals Coalition
Green Left Weekly: The unholy convergence of interests around WestConnex By Kathy Fairfax (July 7, 2014)
About 120 Sydney residents, concerned about the impact of the proposed WestConnex motorway, met at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre on June 25.Read More »The unholy convergence of interests around WestConnex