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Opposition continues against CBD and South East Light Rail

By Joe Bourke Community action groups opposing the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) are becoming more outspoken in their opposition to the project. Community groups People Unite Surry Hills (PUSH) and Stop This Light Rail (STLR) have both been campaigning against the construction since the plan's announcement. Convenor and spokesperson for PUSH […]

Go to Bali, owners told

The project director for Sydney’s south-east light rail expansion suggested Surry Hills business owners ‘take a holiday to Bali’ while construction is underway, a community activist says. People Unite Surry Hills, a community group campaigning against the proposed rail route along Devonshire Street, said shop operators will be “financially ruined” by the disruption. They accused […]

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 […]

PUSH-ing the case for alternative light rail plan

Community action group People Unite Surry Hills (PUSH) is hopeful that the light rail subsurface plan proposed by local Surry Hills engineers has enough merit to be supported by the State Government. "The engineer is touching base with the government this week," said Venietta Slama-Powell, Director of PUSH. "They are reassuring us that they are […]

‘Get it right’, says PUSH

Community action group PUSH (People Unite Surry Hills) is throwing its full force behind an alternative plan for the proposed State Government construction of the South East light rail route along Devonshire St. Under the ‘Get it Right’ plan, PUSH advocates for the light rail route shifting to Foveaux St, involving the construction of a […]

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 […]