Sue Day – The Voice of Penrith


Submission for the Draft Community Engagement strategy 2016

Posted on: November 27th, 2016

Below are the questions I asked in my submission:

We need to know how will the community be able to measure if Council has increased the level of public participation?

Plus how will feedback be provided back to all participants in the following engagement areas:

 Advocacy, planning and development?

City, Places and Projects?

Community Wellbeing

Emergency Services, regulation and waste?


Public Spaces and Community Safety?

Nepean Avenue Residents let down by Councillors

Posted on: August 13th, 2016

Seriously, How angry would you be living on Nepean Avenue right now?

Finding out, by chance, there was a proposal put forward two months earlier for your idyllic street to be changed forever, and without any consideration on how you would feel about it, or your voice being heard!

Issues like these are why I want to be elected, Council needs a real shake up. They are making decisions without real consideration of local residents.

Even worse, currently Council has two blokes feigning interest in local issues, personally and it’s my view only. I think one is anti-everything and we all know the other has jumped wards, it makes me question their true  intentions. To me it’s quite obvious their only interest in this issue is getting in on any photo opportunity.

I also personally believe, residents deserve representatives that won’t ditch them when there are other things that interest them, (state and federal elections).  For this reason, I believe these questions should be answered by Councillors Cornish and Girotto?

  • Why didn’t they put the recommendation forward for a public meeting with residents of Nepean Avenue at the Council meeting 23rd May
  • Since 23rd May, what have they been doing in regards to consulting with the Nepean Avenue residents about the proposal?
  • What is their true interest in local issues, Why did they abandon the local area to fight the Federal election, you have to wonder though? did they by running against Fiona Scott end up playing a major part in the ousting of then federal member.

What’s the most important is finding  a real solution in consultation with residents for this situation so, on September 10th you have a chance for REAL CHANGE and ACTION




Post Card from out on the Hustings

Posted on: August 13th, 2016

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







Penrith – Practical ways to ease congestion now

Posted on: July 29th, 2016

The most practical solutions that can be implemented very easily..  There needs to be commuter parking with a combination of the following options..

  1. Negotiating with private enterprise to provide a shuttle bus from both a North and South location costs to be fully covered by NSW Government.
  2. Providing extra bus services for existing and slightly altered routes fully funded by the State Government


Driveway Safety – Are your Kids at Risk?

Posted on: July 10th, 2016

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.


Let’s get Penrith Moving now. We need solutions now, not in the future.

Posted on: June 18th, 2016

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.



Posted on: May 17th, 2013

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.


When Size Does Matter

Posted on: February 26th, 2013

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’.


Ignore the noise, think of the Jobs

Posted on: February 2nd, 2013

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…. The Good, The Bad and the down right Ugly….

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

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…