Alsion And Anzac Tree

UPDATE – PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW Friday 1st April 7:30am – 8:30am

Cnr Alison and Anzac Parade – many experts on hand to talk to press about light rail.

Wear Fluoro orange – may photo ops – banners etc – full details below

MEDIA CALL:  Friday 1 April, 7.30am
Cnr of Alison Road & Anzac Parade, Randwick

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1003163959760612/

Sydney’s grand civic boulevard, equivalent to many of the great capitals of Europe and the US, is about to be destroyed for questionable CBD and South East Light Rail Project. (CSELR)

Randwick Council and Community Groups will gather this Friday morning to urge NSW Transport Minister to pause the South East Light Rail Project and save Sydney’s equivalent to Paris’ Champs Élysées.

Many who know the facts and care for their community will gather this Friday, 1 April, 7.30am on the corner of Alison Road and Anzac Parade to make a stand and attempt to save over 1,000 trees, many of historic significance, that are earmarked for cutting down imminently.

NSW Government’s arrogance could result in the destruction of these irreplaceable monuments of historical significance, especially poignant so close to Anzac Day when the very trees the Government seeks to cut down provided an avenue in honour of the heroism of the returning Anzacs in WW1.

Irreplaceable heritage trees, over 120 years old, will be lost if the current proposed light rail route goes ahead.

Commuter traffic will be gridlocked along Anzac Parade with the proposed light rail reducing Anzac Parade from 6 lanes to 4 lanes. Former Transfield and John Holland Civil Engineer, Alex Kleytman has examined the light rail plans and has many concerns about the resulting traffic gridlock and pedestrian, cyclist and motorist safety issues. Mr. Kleytman will be available to interview on Friday morning.

This week 50,000 Indigenous artifacts have been uncovered at Randwick Racecourse, which is where the 32, 67-metre long trams are to be ‘stabled’.

This Government has not consulted nor kept its constituents informed and this decision, like so many others by this wretched state government, has been whipped through cabinet as yet another fait accompli.

There will be many people gathered around the magnificent majestic fig tree on the corner Alison and Anzac Parade, Randwick. And key people will be available for interviews, photography and filming from 7.30am.

People available for interview include:

Professor-Emeritus Helen Armstrong, leader authority on significance of trees

John Bellamy, Sydney Light Rail Action Group

Alex Kleytman, former Civil Engineer with Transfield, John Holland

Stephen Witteridge, Landscape Architect.

Maria Bradley on the involvement of Centennial and Moore Park Trust.

Andrew Roydhouse, Infrastructure Consultant

Media Contact: John Bellamy john@johnbellamy.biz 0414 755 621

For background information:

https://sydneylightrailactiongroup.wordpress.com

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6kP-7MFumyTVUFNelQ5NzlhOW8/view

Media Release:

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Sydney Light Rail Action Group

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