Monday, August 26, 2013

Slums of the Future

An interesting article by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, in the Daily Telegraph newspaper today starts:
"Small and badly designed apartments might be what some property developers want, but it is no good for the people who actually buy and live in them."
Later the article says:
"What the development lobby wants is to sideline the community's input so some irresponsible developers can build quick and dirty to turn a buck."
Proposed changes to the approval process for commercial developments seem aimed at assisting the developers achieve this.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BCCT Interview with Gladys Berejiklian

Rod Best and four others from the BCCT committee had a half hour meeting in Parliament House with the state Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday, at which the Minister explained how the NWRL will be world class.  The NWRL will stop at Chatswood, and Northern line trains will run from Epping to Strathfield.  This leaves concerns about how the North Shore line will be boosted to offset the loss of Northern Line trains that presently go through the Epping to Chatswood tunnel and then on over the harbour bridge.  Questioned about this, the Minister explained that the number of trains on the North Shore line will be increased to make up the deficit.

Rail Chief to be interviewed on 702 Radio

Linda Motram will be interviewing the new Sydney rail chief Howard Collins on the 9am morning show on 702 ABC Sydney.  Now is your chance to ask about how the NWRL will integrate into the Sydney rail system.
Go to to find out how to submit questions.