Lane Cove Councillor Andrew Zbik is calling on Minister for Planning and Housing, and Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts MP, to provide the residents of Lane Cove with a long-term infrastructure plan that considers the future growth of the Lane Cove area.
The Sydney Morning Herald (9/10/17) says that more than two-thirds of Sydney’s residents feel that Sydney is “full”.
Andrew Zbik calls on Anthony Roberts to look in his own backyard and recognise that there is a problem.
The problem is not that Sydney is “full”.
The problem is that infrastructure, including bus services, safe bike lanes and sufficient school sizes, has not kept up with demand, nor has it been designed with the future in mind.
Zbik recommends that Anthony Roberts consider the following -
- That current bus services cannot cope with the morning peak and this will not be resolved with the few additional buses scheduled to begin service later this year.
- That there are over 1,000 units being built in Lane Cove over the next two years with no additional community infrastructure planned.
- That it has been suggested that the housing target be raised to 6,000 new dwellings by 2031 with no additional community infrastructure planned.
- The closure of the Epping to Chatswood railway line will see an additional 120 buses use local roads with no additional community infrastructure planned.
Zbik calls on the state government to show when there will be additional buses scheduled to meet the increase in Lane Cove’s population.
Zbik calls on the State Government to rule out the privatisation of the Sydney Bus network on the lower North Shore.
Lane Cove residents deserve better from their local Member of Parliament. They deserve an explanation. They deserve infrastructure that keeps up with demand and is ready for the future. They deserve sensible, well-planned infrastructure that maintains the relaxed sense of community that makes Lane Cove such a special place to live.
As a councillor for Lane Cove, Andrew Zbik intends to ensure that Lane Cove residents get what they deserve.