Thursday, November 15, 2012

Meeting Monday 19 November 2012


The final meeting  for 2012 of the North Richmond and Districts Community Action Association will be held Monday 19th November 2012 at 7:15pm  in the North Richmond Community Centre, William Street, North Richmond.

Your Committee has been active with submissions to RMS and the Department of Heritage on your behalf come and hear the results.

There is an exhibition by RMS in Windsor on 24/11/2012( details in the Gazette) on the plans for” Option 1” their preferred option for the new bridge in Windsor that will destroy and damage some of our earliest historical buildings not to mention the businesses there. I urge you to attend the exhibition and then go and see for yourselves how Thompson Square will be destroyed and then make an informed submission. One must remember that it will only be a 2 lane bridge with no accommodation for the increase in traffic that will come from the proposed developments in Glossodia and that there is land suitable for subdivision at Wilberforce and other parts west of the river. We deserve better than another second rate solution.

Citizens Against Windsor Bridge (CAWB) has delivered a petition with over 12,000 signatures to State Parliament against this option , unfortunately NONE of the 3 members of State Parliament whose electorates are in the Hawkesbury would come out to receive it so it was left to members of the Opposition to do so.

The first meeting for 2013 will be on Monday January  21/1/2013 .

I look forward to seeing as many as possible at the meeting on Monday 19/11/12, as usual there will be a raffle, a cuppa and bikkies and good company!!!

Colleen Turnbull
Secretary NRDCAA

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bells Line of Road Long Term Strategic Corridor Plan

The Australian and NSW governments have completed the Bells Line of Road Long Term Strategic Corridor Plan, available for your information at

The plan recommends commencing the planning to reserve a road corridor for a future upgrade linking the Bells Line of Road near Kurrajong Heights with the Sydney motorway network. It also identifies the need for safety and traffic improvements for the existing route.

Thank you to the more than 1000 residents who shared their ideas and opinions.

What happens next?

In early 2013, Roads and Maritime Services will commence four reviews, as identified in the plan as:

1.   Identifying safety issues and prioritising preferred safety measures

Assessing overtaking opportunities and prioritising identified improvements
Evaluating intersections in relation to safety and performance and prioritising identified improvements
Assessing local access arrangements in relation to safety and prioritising identified opportunities for improvements.

Click here to download the Community Update which provides an overview of the planning for the Bells Line of Road corridor.

For more information please email, phone the project team on 1800 017 787 or write to Bells Line of Road, PO Box 973, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.