We have long known that Erko Station needs a lift. And local residents and the Friends of Erskineville are also keen to see a second entrance to the station at the southern end. It was great to able to meet up with some folks last week to talk through the options and receive their petition.Read more
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has spoken out against the Liberal governments plan to privatise more public bus services.
Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP has spoken out against the Liberal governments plan to privatise more public bus services.Read more
Jenny Leong MP, Greens Member for Newtown has asked the Minister for Transport to expand planned upgrades for Redfern Station to include lifts for platforms 11 and 12 to make it fully accessible.Read more
Today’s announcement by the NSW Liberals that a 51% share of WestConnex has been sold to the Transurban consortium is the nail in the coffin for many of Sydney’s drivers who will now be at the mercy of a monopolised toll road regime for decades to come.
Jenny Leong MP, NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex said:
“WestConnex is the largest transfer of public funds into private pockets in this country and this sale is the apex of the Liberal’s wholesale sell out of the NSW public. This deal is more about providing a payoff to their big business mates than it is about serving the people of Sydney with efficient and affordable transport options.Read more
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
The electorate of Newtown covers parts of Surry Hills, including the Devonshire St section of the CBD and South East Light Rail Project. As such, many local issues have been raised with us relating to the impact that this project has had on our community.
The overarching problem appears to be a result of a lack of transparency about decision making, failure to consult meaningfully or address concerns raised by locals, as well as a constant blame-shifting between Government departments and private contractors
with no-one taking overall responsibility for resolving the problems.
The good people who live and work in the electorate of Newtown, including the suburb of Surry Hills, are strong advocates for public transport. However, ‘public’ transport delivered by private contractors which prioritises private interests over community
needs is not acceptable to us.
The real financial and emotional impact of the NSW Government’s privatisation obsession has been felt by the people who live and work in Surry Hills.
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Jenny Leong spoke on the outsourcing by the Liberal Transport Minister of the delivery of transport in this state to private companies.Read more
Can you help us get 10,000 signatures on our petition to make every train station in the electorate of Newtown accessible?
Sign up here to volunteers to help gather signatures with us at the station closest to you.
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 only 10 out of the 12 platforms only have stairs. There are no lifts or ramps at Macdonaldtown, Erskineville, Stanmore, Petersham, Lewisham and St Peters train stations. It's time for the Transport Minister to pay attention.
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