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Council Approves Infrastructure Audit And Plan

posted 27 Aug 2013, 03:30 by Friends of Erskineville   [ updated 27 Aug 2013, 03:39 ]
27 August, 2013

I refer residents to the Friends of Erskineville (FOE) letter dated 14 August, 2013 and addressed to all Councillors of the City of Sydney. The letter raised issues surrounding infrastructure and traffic requirements for the ongoing development of the Ashmore precinct, and was greatly enhanced by individual residents writing to Councillors in support of the FOE position on the issue. In addition to the letter, FOE held extensive discussion on the subject with the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Robyn Kemmis.
In response to the letter and following discussions, Councillor Kemmis moved the following motion at the council meeting held last night – Monday 26 August, 2013 …….
“Council request that the Chief Executive Officer:
(i)                 Review existing Council planning, traffic and community services research relevant to the Ashmore development to prepare an infrastructure audit, including agency responsibilities and timeframes; and
(ii)               Provide the infrastructure audit to the New South Wales Government requesting it work with Council and the local community (FOE emphasis) to finalise an infrastructure delivery plan to respond to increasing demand as Ashmore precinct redevelopment occurs. “
FOE is pleased to advise that Council unanimously approved the motion and hence work will now commence to conduct the audit and prepare the plan. FOE congratulates and thanks all Councillors for voting to act on resident concerns, and particularly thanks Councillor Kemmis for her unwavering support for this initiative.
FOE now stands ready and willing to work closely with Council to ensure the audit is comprehensive and that the resultant plans encompasses all concerns raised by the Erskineville community.
Mike Hatton OAM