Investing in accessible public transport: Greens MP joins Transport Minister to open new ferry wharf in Balmain

Greens MP Jamie Parker today joined the Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian to open the new accessible Balmain Thames Street Ferry Wharf.

 “This new Balmain wharf is an important part of making Sydney’s public transport accessible for everyone, including those who are elderly or who use mobility aids,” Greens MP Jamie Parker said.

“I’m committed to improving the efficiency, accessibility and integration of public transport services along the Balmain peninsula as well as in Rozelle, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Annandale and Glebe.  

 “I’m delighted the existing heritage passenger waiting area has been retained as the entry to the new wharf, which is an important recognition of Balmain’s rich history.

 “I’ve been pleased to see a number of positive changes to public transport in our area in response to representations I’ve made to the Minister and the Department, including increased bus services and improvements to ferry timetabling.

 “I’ve also been campaigning with the community for the expansion of the light rail network in the CBD and the Inner West and am very encouraged by the government’s recent announcement of the CBD light rail.

 “Our campaign has obviously had an impact and extending the light rail into Balmain and along Parramatta road is the logical and visionary next step.

 “I’m delighted the community has embraced our plan so enthusiastically. The more support we build, the faster we’ll be on our way to building transport that works for people,” Mr Parker said.

 

Read more and sign the petition here:

http://www.jamieparker.org.au/Get-on-board-light-rail/

 

More information: Alison Martin 9230 2803 or 0432 941 533

 

February 27, 2013 at 12pm


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