As promised, I've sent the following letter via email to the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, outlining community opposition to the decision to terminate the 422 bus at Central instead of the CBD, and directing his attention to the petition signed by nearly 350 people in just two days. I also sent a very similar email to the Secretary of Transport for NSW.Read more
Transport for NSW has recently announced changes to Inner West bus routes that will see the 422 bus that runs to and from Martin Place terminate at Central instead from 6 May 2018.
This will see Inner West residents in Camperdown, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe forced to catch two or more buses to get to and from the CBD. As well adding to travel times, this change will make using public transport more difficult for people who can't switch buses with ease.
Sign the petition below to call on the Minister for Transport and Transport for NSW to reverse this change so the 422 bus service continues to start and finish in Sydney's CBD.
INDEPENDENT Inner West Councillor Pauline Lockie has slammed the Berejiklian government for approving the WestConnex M4-M5 Link project.Read more
On Thursday 25 January, Pauline Lockie sat down with fellow Inner West Council councillor and Radio Skid Row host Colin Hesse to talk about the influences that shaped her life and politics, and led her to become an activist and now Independent councillor. Have a listen.Read more
One of the most common reasons residents contact me at Inner West Council is to raise concerns about a proposed development application or DA in their neighbourhood. And while I’m always happy to help, many people are surprised when I tell them that, thanks to recent changes made by the NSW Government, Councillors now have very little say over whether a DA is approved or not.Read more
I'm very proud of Emmy, Catriona and Marla from Newtown's Camdenville Public School, who were the guest stars on Radio Skid Row's breakfast show on Thursday 7 December.Read more
A number of residents have contacted me about the incoming resident parking scheme (RPS) changes being introduced in parts of St Peters, Tempe and Sydenham in early 2018. Here's a summary of the main queries and answers, much of which has been gleaned from Council staff.Read more
Over the last week, we've seen escalating incidents of vandalism, abuse, harassment, threats and intimidation within our community after street artist Scott Marsh painted a provocative mural on the back of the Botany View Hotel. Residents have asked for Inner West Council's support in this matter, which is why I've submitted the following urgency motion for consideration at our next meeting tonight.Read more