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Tree Day emphasises the ‘absolute disaster’ to come

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE Residents have rallied together on National Tree Day to protest the planned removal of more than 400 trees in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. On Sunday June 26, more than 150 concerned locals walked the route of the proposed Sydney South East light rail, which will require the removal of many significant trees, through […]

Randwick’s light rail concerns

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Eastern Suburbs residents have continued to express concern about the proposed CBD and South East Light Rail following the recently released construction schedule. Residents, business owners and local councillors have said the light rail is bringing more harm than good, voicing concerns over parking, environmental destruction and congestion. Randwick resident Andrew […]

Construction scheduled for George Street light rail

By Joe Bourke   The major construction schedule for the CBD and South East Light Rail was released last week after sustained pressure on the state government for its release. Minister for Roads Duncan Gay and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance combined at an event in Martin Place last Thursday May 28, announcing that construction […]

Light rail reaching the business end

By Joe Bourke   The CBD and South East Light Rail has moved forward this week despite its construction schedule remaining unfinished. A business owners forum and a community forum on the light rail took place within four days of each other last week. The forums are a regular part of the project’s consultation process, […]

Construction of light rail to be risky business

The construction of the contentious CBD light rail could threaten businesses on Sydney’s George Street. The light rail, which will run from Circular Quay to Kingsford, begins construction in September despite previous plans to begin next week. During construction, parts of George Street will be closed and foot traffic is set to drastically decrease, prompting […]

NSW Government criticised over light rail consultation

The CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project has been criticised for its lack of transparency and community consultation. Community coalition Stop This Light Rail (STLR) has launched a campaign to oppose the project, claiming the NSW Government has failed to justify their decisions and have failed to conduct meaningful consultation with the community. […]

NSW Government forced to release WestConnex documents

An ongoing struggle for transparency regarding the NSW Government’s WestConnex project has resulted in the release of over 200 documents that had previously been kept secret. The documents had not been released to the public as they were being held under government privilege. Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC of the NSW Greens challenged this use of […]

Trees uprooted for tram line

City of Sydney Labor councillor Linda Scott has raised concerns over the clearing of 780 trees as part of the CBD and South East Light Rail project. The new tracks will also eliminate around 900 parking spaces between the City and Randwick. “One of my main concerns is the removal of 780 trees along the […]

Alternative light rail plan dismissed

Transport for NSW has dismissed an alternative plan for the CBD and South East Light Rail project, but community group People Unite Surry Hills has vowed to respond by registering an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). People Unite Surry Hills (PUSH) convenor Venietta Slama-Powell said she was concerned about the inconsistent feedback engineer Robin Bean had […]

Fears major bus routes will be cut

There are fears major bus services serving Sydney’s inner east will be cut, with the NSW Long Term Transport Masterplan appearing to show that a raft of bus routes serving Darlinghurst and Surry Hills will be scrapped. While the masterplan does not specifically spell out the fate of the services, the blueprint for Sydney’s transport […]