SEARCH LATEST NEWS


Featured News

 

 

CBCity unveils community engagement Kombihttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-unveils-community-engagement-kombiCBCity unveils community engagement Kombi2018-12-10T13:00:00Z
New Riverwood Library and Community Hubhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-riverwood-library-and-community-hubNew Riverwood Library and Community Hub2018-12-10T13:00:00Z
CBCity awarded $1 million to continue SMART waste managementhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-awarded-1-million-to-continue-smart-waste-managementCBCity awarded $1 million to continue SMART waste management2018-12-03T13:00:00Z
State Government misses the mark on boarding house controlshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/state-government-misses-the-mark-on-boarding-house-controlsState Government misses the mark on boarding house controls2018-11-28T13:00:00Z
74 projects completed in first quarterhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/74-projects-completed-in-first-quarter74 projects completed in first quarter2018-11-27T13:00:00Z
Collaboration and support key to realising CBCity visionhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/collaboration-and-support-key-to-realising-cbcity-visionCollaboration and support key to realising CBCity vision2018-11-27T13:00:00Z
Council proposes 10-year vision for City's Leisure and Aquatic Centreshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/council-proposes-10-year-vision-for-citys-leisure-and-aquatic-centresCouncil proposes 10-year vision for City's Leisure and Aquatic Centres2018-11-27T13:00:00Z
'tis the season for carolshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/tis-the-season-for-carols'tis the season for carols2018-11-26T13:00:00Z
Ewen Park improvementshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/ewen-park-improvementsEwen Park improvements2018-11-26T13:00:00Z
Investigation into vandalismhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/investigation-into-vandalismInvestigation into vandalism2018-11-19T13:00:00Z
State award for Canterbury Road visionhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/state-award-for-canterbury-road-visionState award for Canterbury Road vision2018-11-19T13:00:00Z
Call for new artwork in CBCityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/call-for-new-artwork-in-cbcity1Call for new artwork in CBCity2018-11-12T13:00:00Z
Decorating for Christmashttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/decorating-for-christmasDecorating for Christmas2018-11-12T13:00:00Z
Thousands to join No Excuse for Abuse Marchhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/thousands-to-join-no-excuse-for-abuse-marchThousands to join No Excuse for Abuse March2018-11-12T13:00:00Z
War memorial for indigenous war heroeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/war-memorial-for-indigenous-war-heroesWar memorial for indigenous war heroes2018-11-10T13:00:00Z
Business Walk and Talk engages ownershttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/business-walk-and-talk-engages-ownersBusiness Walk and Talk engages owners2018-11-05T13:00:00Z
CBCity wins state awardhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-wins-state-awardCBCity wins state award2018-10-29T13:00:00Z
Free AUSLAN training for local youthhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/free-auslan-training-for-local-youthFree AUSLAN training for local youth2018-10-29T13:00:00Z
Business networking spooktacularhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/business-networking-spooktacularBusiness networking spooktacular2018-10-22T13:00:00Z
Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/exotic-animals-banned-in-canterbury-bankstownExotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown2018-10-16T13:00:00Z
Australia Day Award nominationshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/australia-day-award-nominations1Australia Day Award nominations2018-10-15T13:00:00Z
Canterbury Town Centre upgrade underwayhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/canterbury-town-centre-upgrade-underwayCanterbury Town Centre upgrade underway2018-10-14T13:00:00Z
Cyber security tips a must at Safety Expohttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cyber-security-tips-a-must-at-safety-expoCyber security tips a must at Safety Expo2018-10-08T13:00:00Z
Work to start on Parry Park upgradehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/work-to-start-on-parry-park-upgrade1Work to start on Parry Park upgrade2018-10-08T13:00:00Z
Making play fairerhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/making-play-fairerMaking play fairer2018-09-25T14:00:00Z
Big drop in domestic violencehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/big-drop-in-domestic-violenceBig drop in domestic violence2018-09-24T14:00:00Z
Religious leaders gather for peacehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/religious-leaders-gather-for-peaceReligious leaders gather for peace2018-09-17T14:00:00Z
More than 250 projects finished in three monthshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/more-than-250-projects-finished-in-three-monthsMore than 250 projects finished in three months2018-09-10T14:00:00Z
Director's final showcasehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/directors-final-showcaseDirector's final showcase2018-09-10T14:00:00Z
Capital Works all mapped outhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/capital-works-all-mapped-outCapital Works all mapped out2018-08-28T14:00:00Z

Mayor calls for Commission of Inquiry

Mayor calls for Commission of Inquiry The Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown has called for a Commission of Inquiry, into the NSW Government’s proposed South West (Sydenham to Bankstown) Metro rail project. Yes  

The Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown has called for a Commission of Inquiry, into the NSW Government’s proposed South West (Sydenham to Bankstown) Metro rail project.

Khal Asfour received the support of his fellow councillors overnight, when they also decided to seek support from all local State Members of Parliament, and agreed to cease negotiations with Transport for NSW, which is wanting leasehold acquisition of Council-owned land at 15 Close Street, Canterbury, to use as a compound site for the parking of construction workers’ vehicles; storage of construction materials; and office space in the old Canterbury Bowling Club building.

"I am disappointed it’s come to this but we really have no alternative," Mayor Asfour said.

"There has been very little effort made by the Government and its department, to work with us on creating the best transport outcome for our 360,000 residents.

"As it stands, the project will deliver nothing for Canterbury-Bankstown. In fact, it got even worse when the Government reviewed its plans and reduced the construction budget from around $1.2 billion to just $300 million.

"We just want to be treated fairly – any South West Metro needs to be designed to an equivalent level of quality, scope and investment as the City and North West Metro."

Council’s concerns include:

  • No major upgrades to at least 30 bridges, leaving some without any footpaths and up to 1.3km between rail crossings;
  • No replacement of tracks at stations;
  • No replacement of concourses, except at Dulwich Hill;
  • No straightening of curved platforms to minimise gaps between platforms;
  • No additional canopies/shelters to shield commuters from weather conditions;
  • No new stations constructed, except a sub-standard shelter at Bankstown;
  • No additional service facilities, such as cafes and retail;
  • No precinct upgrades, except a small patch of grass at Bankstown; and
  • No open space, and no walking and cycling network originally promised.

Council has previously recommended:

  • The South West Metro be designed to an equivalent level of quality, scope and investment as the City and Northwest Metro; 
  • All stations be upgraded to cater for future growth and include heritage retention, amenities, pavement, furniture, way-finding signage and lighting;
  • Station precinct designs include safe interchanges and connections to surrounding areas; 

A working group be established with Council to re-design Bankstown and Campsie Stations;

  • All approvals, contracts, agreements and budgets do not restrict the ability to improve station and precinct design;
  • The Active Transport Corridor is reinstated and delivered; 
  • Overbridges and underbridges are upgraded and new pedestrian connections provided across the rail corridor in identified key gaps;
  • The project must comply with the Government’s own Better Placed and Future Transport 2056 strategy;
  • The Government’s Preferred Infrastructure Report be referred to the NSW State Design Review Panel for expert advice, prior to approval; and
  • Station designs be amended to respond to the key issues noted in Council’s previous 160-page submission to the project’s EIS.

Mayor Asfour said the precedent for an inquiry was set in June, when an inquiry, conducted by the Public Accountability Committee, was established into the impact of the Westconnex Project.


 29/08/2018 10:58 AM