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Mobility parking space cancelled in council confusion

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Stanmore resident Dr. John O’Brien had his mobility parking space revoked after a complaint was made about the space being unoccupied. O’Brien hadn’t owned a car since his accident in February but needed the space for transport services. Greens councillor Louise Steer tabled a motion in April noting the importance of reinstating […]

Redfern lift scheduled for 2015

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced that a long-awaited accessibility lift will be installed at Redfern station in 2015. Minister Berejiklian promised the upgrade in August of 2013, however until this month there have been few further developments since the announcement. Community group Redwatch organised a campaign for the increased accessibility of Redfern station in 2012. […]

Inner West Light Rail criticised over lack of wheelchair access

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Marrickville Council is taking action against the lack of wheelchair access along the Inner West Light Rail Extension. This week council wrote to Transport for NSW (TfNSW) expressing “disappointment that the Inner West Light Rail Extension continues to preclude independent access to the vehicles”. According to council, this concern was passed on […]

Liberty swing lets kids learn to fly

There is a pretty good chance that when we look back on our childhood we remember carefree days at the playground on the swings with friends. But imagine, for a moment, having to sit on the sidelines, unable to join in as all the other kids laugh and have fun. Until recently, children with physical […]