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Light rail angers south east

By Joe Bourke   Community groups are uniting in opposition of the controversial CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR), following a meeting at public meeting at Randwick Boys High School for communities along the proposed route. The meeting was chaired by Surry Hills activist Venietta Slama-Powell, also featured appearances from an economist, a Medical […]

Residents unsatisfied with light rail consultation

Following a community consultation regarding the CBD and South-East Light Rail project on Monday, June 30th, the Surry Hills community has expressed its disappointment at the lack of consideration and lack of transparency exercised by Transport for NSW. At Monday night’s meeting, a Transport for NSW spokesperson announced the thirteen modifications that had been made […]

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 […]