With the State election out of the way and the Federal election on May 18 the Business Association is focussing on the infrastructure and transport promised by the Berejiklian government as part of its election commitments. The Federal opposition has already committed $3 billion to Metro West if elected while the Federal coalition is yet to make any promises. In the competitive world of politics it will be interesting to see if the Federal government will seek to match Labor’s metro contribution.
With all the major investments announced in transport infrastructure, it is possible that both Metro West and the second stage of Parramatta Light Rail could occur concurrently, along with other private and public sector construction within the precinct.
These projects are still some way off however, so in order to find solutions until they come to fruition, plus prepare the Olympic precinct for any transport disruption the Transport for NSW Sydney Coordination Office will develop a Sydney Olympic Park Transport Action Plan. Further, to provide local knowledge and understanding of the needs of our area, Transport for NSW has established the Sydney Olympic Park Transport Taskforce Working Group.
The Business Association is of course a key stakeholder in the Olympic precinct and along with several of our members, will join the new working group. The advocacy we undertake will have even more impact by having a ‘seat at the table’.
Undoubtedly, we are entering exciting times, gaining great traction in building the future accessibility and sustainability of the Olympic Precinct. But there is, of course, more to life and we still manage to have fun while supporting local causes like the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event on Sunday 19 May.
The Million Paws Walk is a fun-filled day for the whole family, packed with entertainment and activities for dogs and dog-lovers alike. It doesn’t matter if you have a four-legged friend or not – come along and join the fun! Whether you’re walking solo or joining a fundraising team, be a part of this wonderful day and help raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA. Registrations open at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m.
There is further information here Million Paws Walk
A perfect activity for the day after the election and evening, possibly spent, watching the results come in.
Enjoy the cooler weather.