Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, has slammed the latest sell off of land around Redfern station reported in the SMH today and called for the sell-off to be immediately stopped.
“Shamefully, this isn’t an isolated incident in our local area - the wholesale sell-off of public land around Redfern station started with the Australian Technology Park site, is happening just down the road in Waterloo, and it’s clear from these latest leaked documents that the Liberal’s privatisation agenda continues.”Read more
Our Stations Are Still Not Accessible?
Successive NSW governments have failed to address the critical need for accessible train stations. We are calling on them to upgrade every station, so everyone can use them.
Add your voice!
To the Minister for Transport:
Our community needs public transport that is accessible to everybody.
Parents with prams, people in wheelchairs, older people and anyone with a mobility issue shouldn’t have to struggle to get to work or the shops, visit friends or travel to medical appointments.
Redfern station is one of the busiest stations on the Sydney trains network – but most of the platforms only have stairs. There are no lifts or ramps at Macdonaldtown, Erskineville, Stanmore, Petersham, Lewisham and St Peters train stations.
We urge you to commit to upgrading our local train stations to make them fully accessible as a priority.
"I draw the attention of this Parliament to the trials and tribulations of all those who have caught—or attempted to catch—the 370 bus which runs from Glebe to Coogee, travelling through the electorate of Newtown. Dubbed "the worst bus in Australia", it is a haphazard bus that is now famous for extended delays.
I wish to recognise each and every person who has braved the elements to wait for the 370, often to simply watch it drive on past their bus stop without actually stopping, and those who have waited patiently for one to arrive long past when it was due to then see three appear in a row. To the few special people in our electorate who have successfully hailed and boarded the 370, and arrived at their destination on time, we salute you. The 370 is the worst bus. Congratulations to anybody who has managed to use it to get somewhere on time."
Jenny met recently with local residents in Stanmore, who are concerned about a proposal to remove bus stops on Douglas St that are serviced by the 412 bus.Read more
The campaign to bring the “worst bus in Australia” into line has amped up, with a state MP launching her own bid.
Last month, Central Sydney exposed the 370 route — which runs between Leichhardt and Coogee via Glebe and Newtown — as one of the worst in the state.Read more
After lobbying by local residents and Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong, Transport for NSW has announced that Erskineville and St Peters stations will remain open during construction of the Sydney Metro, in a statement given to the Sydney Central newspaper.
Erskineville and St Peters are currently on the Bankstown line, which is being re-purposed to become part of the privately operated Sydney Metro line. All other stations on the line will be closed during construction of the Metro, with trains being replaced by buses for years.Read more
The Sydney Metro will be a privately operated metro line running from Chatswood to Bankstown. The southern part of the route from the CBD to Bankstown will replace the current Bankstown line on the Sydney Trains network – a functional line that is now in public hands.
The Bankstown line includes two train stations within the Electorate of Newtown – Erskineville and St Peters. The construction of the Metro will have significant impacts on services at those stations, as well as on services at nearby Sydenham and Marrickville stations that are also on the Bankstown line.
There will also be impacts on residents who live near the Marrickville ‘dive tunnel’ that will join the existing terrestrial train line to the new underground section of the Metro.
A new metro station will be built in Waterloo, where around 2000 existing public housing residences will be demolished to make way for a large residential development. There will be impacts on residents around that area too.Read more
The 2016 NSW Budget brings bad news for public transport, housing affordability, TAFE, the Arts and our environment.
Here are some facts on where our public funds are being allocated.Read more
Welcoming news that Sydney University has added its weight behind the campaign for light rail along Parramatta Road, the two local state members said the Liberal State Government needed to meet community expectations and jump into the 21st century with its transport planning.Read more