Many Surry Hills residents have contacted our office concerned about the construction of the Light Rail in Surry Hills. While there is strong community support for government investment in public transport infrastructure like the Light Rail, residents have raised a number of issues about the delivery of the project. We have written to the Transport Minister, outlining the concerns that have been raised with us.Read more
Transport for NSW has announced that Wimbo Park in Surry Hills will be ‘future proofed’ to allow for an additional light rail stop on the CBD and South East Light Rail route.
The announcement follows a local community campaign calling for a second Surry Hills stop, to increase accessibility and to bring that stretch of the route in-line with the rest of the project.Read more
The Moore Park ‘Master Plan’ has been released, mapping out the future uses and management of the parklands.
Moore Park is part of Centennial Parklands, the green lungs of our inner city. With 60,000 new residents forecast to be living in the suburbs immediately adjacent to Moore Park over the next 20 years, demand on greenspace and recreational space will only increase.
It’s urgent that we put in place protections and sustainable management practices on our existing parklands.Read more
Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong has spoken about the challenges faced by public housing residents in the Northcott Estate in Surry Hills in Parliament. For a number of years, residents and staff have been raising serious concerns about escalating crime activity in the area, and a recent violent stabbing has caused distress and concern.Read more
Many residents have contacted me understandably upset about the unnecessary destruction of the giant fig trees on ANZAC Parade. I am very concerned about the loss of these wonderful trees, and know that many constituents in the electorate feel the same. Your emails and phone calls prompted me to make a speech raising these issues in parliament last week.Read more
We were surprised to hear about a “Community Consultation” session happening tomorrow morning at Central Train Station in relation to the new Inner City High School planned for Surry Hills.Read more