Friday, November 27, 2009

Notes from WSPTU Meeting on Nov 21

WSPTU met again last Saturday November 21 at Western Sydney Community Forum.

Seven WSPTU members attended representing groups from the Hills, Liverpool, Mt Druitt and St Marys, Oatlands and North Parramatta. We had apologies from our Bankstown, Blue Mountains and Penrith reps.

Members from Ecotransit attended and we discussd how Ecotransit and WSPTU members could work together better. Thanks to Ecotransit for coming to the meeting.

Local reports featured:
- meeting at Whalan regarding the bus network changes
- the upcoming implementation of the Region 3 bus network changes in the Liverpool area
- the problem of a reduction of bus services into Miller which has 21 local doctors and other medical services
- Liverpool Council is considering putting a toilet into Bigge Park to help with the lack of a toilet at the bus interchange
- Western Sydney Community Forum (WSCF) attendance at the IPART bus fare inquiry and the Sydney Morning Herald Independent Transport Inquiry.
- WSCF discussion paper 'the Gap' describing the gap between access to community transport and the route bus system.

If you have a local group which is interested in working on local transport issues and you would like to make contact with the WSPTU please contact us because we would like to invite you to be part of our work: or phone Hugh on 02 9633 5068.


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