What a great day I had out and about meeting people, a lot of lovely residents shared with me their concerns, which I must say were all centred around the direction Penrith was heading. They are not happy.
Now these people have lived in Penrith for a long time, it’s their home and they have no intention of leaving.
I must add that the areas where I visited are set with a stunning back drop, so I can understand why they want to age in place.
Their main gripe is that Council never listens.
They want Action and they want Change.
Remember this is your chance to get Action. Vote 1# Sue Day on 10th September
The most practical solutions that can be implemented very easily.. There needs to be commuter parking with a combination of the following options..
- Negotiating with private enterprise to provide a shuttle bus from both a North and South location costs to be fully covered by NSW Government.
- Providing extra bus services for existing and slightly altered routes fully funded by the State Government
Driveway Safety Are your kids at risk?
Shannon and Rebecca have two gorgeous children and, drive way safety is now at the forefront of their mind.
After hearing about an unfortunate accident where a fathers vehicle accidentally ran over his two year old son, Shannon admitted that this type of accident is a big fear for both of them.
We need the recommendations outlined in the recent Mckell Institute Two Birds One Stone report to be implemented and Penrith be the envy of all other Cities.
Unfortunately it appears all they can do, is sell the idea that they will do something eventually.
Fringe parking Stations – instead of Slashing Parking
If Penrith Council are serious about addressing commuter car parking issues our city, they need to be creative in their strategy.
Council cannot simplistically reduce the number of all day parking bays without giving the people another option.
The WSPTU is an apolitical, independent umbrella group made up from Western Sydney public transport consumers. It includes representatives of local groups and individuals working on public transport issues in Western Sydney.
At the February WSPTU Policy Forum we met with members of Ecotransit. They outlined their concerns about the current plan to make the North West Rail Link (NWRL) tunnels smaller than the ‘standard loading gauge’.
Vikki Campion (Urban Affairs reporter for the Daily Telegraph) has an article in Saturday’s newspaper (2/2/13)
Ben Keneally (Mayor of the City of Botany) wants Sydney to plan for a second airport; in the article he personally states “he cannot see why it’s not Badgerys Creek. The site has been zoned, it’s close to people, it will mean jobs, and it will mean convenience for both businesses and holiday makers”.
So we’re off to the Polls… 2nd July 2016..the big day… Below is an extract what I wrote back before the last Federal Election. Sadly, it still rings true today!
What does this election mean to you?
I know what it means to me, I say with a sigh…. heaps and heaps of Political Ads, Flyers and brochures and off course Social Media…
We have trains (not enough according to locals)!
We have heaps of cars (too many if you ask most people)!
The question is do we need an Airport?
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