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Railing against injustice

BY ANDREW CHUTER Sydney's rail crisis has become a major headache for the Berejiklian government at the start of 2018. It has added strength to community campaigns calling for public transport investment to be put first ahead of toll road expansions. It started with a major system meltdown on January 9, which Transport Minister Andrew […]

‘Dinky little bridge’ costing a fortune

By MIRIAM WEBBER The NSW Government’s $38 million pedestrian bridge in Moore Park is under fire from transport advocacy group EcoTransit. The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Pedestrian bridge, currently in operation but not fully completed, is a six metre wide walkway over Anzac Parade. It was designed to accommodate heavy pedestrian traffic during events at Moore […]

Forgo the glory, declare the thing open, slip away

They opened the Dulwich Hill light rail extension at 7.15 am last Thursday. It was a sort of thief-in-the-night opening but set in the cold wet light of a sullen morning. I’m the co-convener of EcoTransit Sydney, and the project has occupied a big part of my life since May 2008, when we launched 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 […]

Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail

Local political and business leaders have vowed to continue the fight for light rail along Oxford St, despite the State Government’s decision to build Sydney’s first new light rail lines since the year 2000 on Devonshire St instead of Oxford St. At a forum held at the Beauchamp Hotel, Darlinghurst on Monday night – hosted […]

Instant demo challenges Nathan’s Folly

On a few hours notice 30 opponents of the Rees Government’s CBD metro rail proposal gathered outside Parliament House in Macquarie Street to protest against the project whose EIA was put on display on September 9. They were addressed by Opposition transport spokesperson Gladys Berejiklian, Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker, CFMEU State President Peter McClelland, Greens […]