Inner West Mayor calls on Sydney Trains to stop GreenWay delays
Council is fighting to get Sydney Trains to actively support the GreenWay. Their bureaucratic delays have already held up the completion of the project by at least a year and are now putting the entire project in jeopardy.
The long awaited project is being funded jointly by the Inner West Council and the NSW Government and requires consent from Sydney Trains for construction to begin.
For more than a year Sydney Trains have delayed giving that consent to the project, despite it being substantially funded by the NSW Government and being a priority project of the Greater Sydney Commission.
This bureaucratic madness is now endangering the whole project. Other State Government agencies are set to withdraw funding and construction timelines will blow out by more than 12 months if approval is not granted in the very near future.
Environmental conditions requiring protection of a micro-bat colony necessitate tunnelling to take place in a three month window at the end of 2019. This deadline will also not be met if approval is not granted and the tender process begun by the end of March.
Make the State Government know that the inner west won’t stand for any more delaying tactics.
Inner West Mayor