Community views sought on weekend clearway for Parramatta Road
10 November 2014
Member for Drummoyne John Sidoti and Member for Strathfield Charles Casuscelli today invited community feedback on whether motorists and local residents would support a weekend clearway along Parramatta Road between North Strathfield and Ashfield.
Mr Sidoti said that earlier this year the NSW Government had released a Clearways Strategy and announced the first weekend clearway would be on Victoria Road.
“We have been asking the Minister for Roads Duncan Gay to look into a weekend clearway along Parramatta Road between North Strathfield and Ashfield and he has agreed to investigate whether the proposal would have community support.
“The proposed weekend clearway aims to reduce congestion on Parramatta Road while minimising the impact upon local businesses and the local community,” said Mr Sidoti.
Mr Casuscelli said that the limited parking available on weekends has had a detrimental effect on traffic flows, with just a few parked vehicles on Parramatta Road creating substantial delays for all road users, including those on adjacent local roads.
“Our community can no longer afford to have parking on our major arterial roads, the costs are simply too great for our community,” Mr Casuscelli said.
Mr Sidoti said the NSW Liberals & Nationals committed not to introduce any weekend clearway without identifying alternative parking.
“The weekend clearway would operate between 8am and 8pm and extend the hours of the existing weekday clearways between 6am and 7pm.
“Community feedback on this proposal is invited by Monday 1 December with community information ‘drop in’ session on the clearway to be held at Burwood Library on Saturday 22 November between 10am and 1pm, where the community can talk to the project team,” Mr Sidoti said.
To nominate a road to be considered for a new or extended clearway visit www.transport.nsw.gov.au/clearways or to have their say on specific clearway proposals, the community should e-mail email@example.com or phone 1300 706 232.
Motorists are reminded vehicles left on a clearway risk being towed and fined. To report a vehicle parked in a clearway call the Transport Management Centre on 131 700.
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