Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

LOCAL MP DELIVERS FOR HER COMMUNITY

Monday July 28, 2014

Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, announced today that an additional community information and feedback session for a proposed South West Rail Link (SWRL) extension corridor will take place on Thursday, 7 August 2014, at the St Marys Community Centre, corner of Great Western Highway, from 5-8pm.

“Since attending a community meeting with residents from Orchard Hills on 25 June, I have advocated strongly with the Minister for Transport to raise the matter of improving the community consultation and the feedback process of the SWRL future extension corridor with local residents, and I am proud to say that I have delivered on my promise” said Tanya Davies.

The session will be a drop-in event (neither registration nor booking is required) where the public is able to come at any time during the three hours and speak to members of the project team.  There will be no formal presentations, rather an opportunity for the public to talk one on one with the project team.  The information provided at the session will be the latest available on the project; being mindful that this project is still in its early stages of a potentially 15-20 year project.

More than 400 people attended similar community information sessions earlier this year and Transport for NSW also held a number of one-on-one meetings with other key stakeholders.

“This is a long-term project designed to preserve a corridor for the future. I reiterate that no decision has yet been made by the State Government on the exact pathway of this rail corridor, and community feedback is still being sought until at least the end of this year” Tanya Davies said.

This information session will be advertised widely to all the major local newspapers and Tanya Davies has written directly to every resident in Orchards Hills inviting them to attend the session on 7 August.

For further information regarding the South West Rail Link Extension Protection Corridor, please feel free to contact Tanya Davies’ office on (02) 9833-2913 or alternatively contact Transport for NSW by phone on 1800 263 882, by email at swrlecp@transport.nsw.gov.au or by visiting their website at 

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-swrl-extension-corridor-protection/faqs.