Thursday, 3 October 2018
Labor candidate for Lane Cove Andrew Zbik and Shadow Minister for Transport and Roads, Jodi McKay MP, have hosted the second transport forum in Lane Cove in response to growing community concerns about bus issues in the local area.
Local residents with (Front Row - L to R) Councillor Pedersen, Candidate Andrew Zbik and Jodi McKay MP.
Jodi has visited Lane Cove multiple times over the last two years. She has been invaluable in supporting the Lane Cove area and highlighting some of the serious planning, transport and roads decisions made by the local MP, Anthony Roberts.
Councillor Penny Pedersen from the City of Ryde Council was also in attendance to support residents in their fight for better bus services.
The meeting was held at the Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill. It went from 7pm - 9pm.
As the Labor Candidate for Lane Cove in the March 2019 election, Andrew Zbik, has been focussed on addressing the concerns of local residents about local and city-wide transport issues that have only gotten worse under the current Liberal Government.
The forum was well attended by passionate and well-informed local residents who raised issues including:
- the way the Liberals have mismanaged the new train timetable, which continues to disadvantage residents;
- the lack of bicycle connections between the North Shore and the city;
- the money that the Liberals have wasted on the Sydney Light Rail, which is now $900 million above the original cost and more than 14 months late;
- congested and late buses including the lack of buses between the Lane Cove shops, Top Ryde, North Ryde Station and local schools.
Quotes attributable to Andrew Zbik, Labor Candidate for Lane Cove -
“As a State Candidate and local Councillor, holding forums like these is so important to hear first hand what we need to do to improve the quality of life for local residents. Access to a bus to get to the shops can make a big difference to people.”
“I will be working with Councillor Penny Pedersen and Jodi McKay to get some action based on the wonderful feedback we received last night."
"We would all like to see proper investment in public transport that allows people to get to their local schools and hospital safely and efficiently. The Liberals want to spend money on Sydney stadiums that Labor will spend on upgrading NSW transport for everyone."