Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

LOCAL MP STANDS UP FOR HER COMMUNITY

Wednesday July 16, 2014

Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, today responded to claims and comments by a local activist in relation to the South West Rail Link Future Extension Corridor Process.

“Contrary to a non-factual media story published in a local newspaper last week, I am not and never will back away from keeping my community informed on State Government matters that affect them” said Tanya Davies.

“I informed my community of the original public consultation dates as soon as I became aware of the meetings. 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 in my electorate by including another information forum in my electorate at the earliest opportunity” said Tanya Davies.

“Additionally, I have requested that this session be organised and advertised with sufficient notice so all residents within my electorate have the opportunity to be informed and be provided with the opportunity to voice their views and provide their feedback appropriately” said Tanya Davies.

The Minister for Transport has confirmed that Transport NSW will continue to accept feedback from the community about the proposed transport corridor and station locations for the South West Rail Link extension.

“I can assure residents there will be another public consultation forum planned later this year to give the community an opportunity to provide more feedback  before any decision is made to protect a preferred alignment for the SWRL extension corridor” said Tanya Davies.

More than 400 people attended community information sessions earlier this year and Transport 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 will continue to make sure the community will be given a number of opportunities to provide further input.” Tanya Davies said.

If you have any further questions regarding the South West Rail Link Extension Protection Corridor, please feel free to contact my office or alternatively you can contact Transport 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