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<b>LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY</b> - Closed ePetition Details

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - Closed ePetition Details

Add a light rail stop at Wimbo Park, Surry Hills

Petitioner: Clover Moore | Member: Greenwich, Alex | No. of Signatories: 1,205 | Date closed: 27/07/2022
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, For years, the City of Sydney and the local community have asked for a second light rail stop in Surry Hills at Wimbo Park, at the junction of Devonshire and Bourke Streets. There is only one stop servicing the entirety of Surry Hills between Central Station and Moore Park, compared to eight stops in the CBD. This stop was intended to be added. The former Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, agreed to ensure the design of the light rail would enable a future stop to be provided at Wimbo Park. Transport for NSW has made assurances that conduits were installed, and the area was designed to enable quick construction of a stop. The City of Sydney has designed the new park so that it can accommodate a stop. This additional stop on the light rail route would be of benefit to residents in Redfern and Waterloo, as well as east Surry Hills, especially those with a disability, and to the teachers and students of Bourke Street Public School. An additional stop would also improve pedestrian safety on Devonshire Street, especially given the high number of families and children walking in the area. We the undersigned ask for the approval of a second light rail stop for Surry Hills at Wimbo Park as a matter of priority.