1830. Dr Faruqi to move—
1. That this House notes that:
(a) the Government plans to rip up the existing and functional Sydenham to Bankstown rail
line to replace it with a Metro service,
(b) tens of thousands of commuters on the line will be subjected to seven years of pain and
inconvenience for no reason,
(c) the Temporary Transport Plan contained in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is
a poorly conceived alternative of adding more buses to already congested roads, and
(d) the EIS acknowledges this Plan would cause extraordinary congestion, but the
Government has failed to provide any alternative.
2. That this House calls on the Government to:
(a) listen to the community and immediately halt its plans to waste billions of dollars on
cannibalising the existing Sydenham to Bankstown rail line, and
(b) go back to the drawing board, and invest in improving existing lines and expanding
public transport access.
(Notice given 21 November 2017—expires Notice Paper No. 154)