NEW DELIVERY PROGRAM AND OPERATIONAL PLAN The City of Parramatta is inviting co…

NEW DELIVERY PROGRAM AND OPERATIONAL PLAN

The City of Parramatta is inviting comments on the Delivery Program and Operational Plan (DPOP) until 11 June 2018.
The Delivery Program is Council’s main business plan, outlining the direction it will take over the next 3 years in terms of delivering core services, activities, programs and projects.
The Plan outlines $1.3 billion of investment in areas such as:
major works and construction
parks, recreation and culture
roads maintenance, footpaths and drainage
library, social and community services
engineering and traffic improvements
waste management and environmental sustainability projects.
During the public exhibition, you’re encouraged to view the summary paper or read the full plan, then let us know if you have any comments. (Link here: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/yourplan)

Yours sincerely,
Our City Your Say

Our comments … I’ve taken screen shots of the pages that I see are relevant to WP. Most of this plan is CBD-specific or covers other parts of the Local Government Area (LGA). The S94 funds that Council has collected on behalf of WP are being spent on the community centre and library (implying an expectation that the VPA for Block H will not be accepted). The full amount of funds are not being spent. The Haslams Creek Bridge, Bennelong Pkwy / Hill Rd lights and other roadworks are not mentioned.






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Some further information from Sydney Olympic Park Authority on the Newington Nat…




Some further information from Sydney Olympic Park Authority on the Newington Nature Reserve Controlled Burn

Newington Nature Reserve is a gazetted nature reserve protected under the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Act 1974 for its high ecological values. It is also listed on the NSW State Heritage Register as part of the ‘Newington Armament Depot and Nature Reserve’. The Reserve is managed by Sydney Olympic Park Authority by arrangement with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).

As the land was previously used by the Department of Defence to store armaments and ammunition, fire was deliberately excluded in the area for over 100 years. NPWS Best Practice Guidelines recommend a fire interval of 15-30 years to maintain the floristic and structural diversity of the critically endangered Sydney Turpentine and Ironbark Forest (STIF) within the Reserve. The STIF is an ecological community of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses and numerous animal species. Over 200 plant species have been recorded, including 28 species of regional significance, and new species continue to be recorded.

Plant surveys in the Reserve showed that over time, plant species that use fire as a trigger for reproduction or recruitment have declined while moisture-loving plants were increasing among other changes. An ecological burn was necessary to return the forest to the target forest type.

The burn occurred on 5 April 2018, when 6 hectares of Newington Nature Reserve forest underwent a low-intensity controlled burn by NPWS and the NSW Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire heats the soil, cracking seed coats and triggering germination for wattles, and peas such as Australian Indigo (Indigofera australis). For plants such as Hakea propinqua, fire also triggers woody seed pods held in the canopy to open, releasing seed onto a fresh and fertile ash bed.

Plants such as the Dwarf Wedge Pea (Gompholobium minus) recover rapidly, resprouting via root suckers or basal sprouts, providing new growth that is food for many animals. Fire also helps to create hollows in logs and trees that are used by animals for nesting and shelter.

We thank NPWS and NSW Fire and Rescue for their expertise in controlled burns and are excited to see the regeneration of the forest.

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The future plans for WP – from City of Parra Traffic & Transport presentation 20…

The future plans for WP – from City of Parra Traffic & Transport presentation 2017.

The future population of WP will be almost 4 times what it was a year ago. There are a range of approved developments, ranging from 8 to 25 storeys. Refer to the plans below.

Sometimes, a developer will enter into a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) with Council where they provide funds / goods in kind in return for something they want, generally uplift. A VPA was used to fund the Bennelong Bridge and provide the shell for the library / community centre.

The State Govt identified WP as an Urban Activation Precinct (UAP) and committed funds to support the infrastructure needed to deal with the uplift attributable to the UAP from the original Homebush Bay West Development Control Plan (HBW DCP).

Council collects Section 94 funds – developer contributions to infrastructure. The original HBW DCP had these funding the community centre, library, Haslams Creek bridge, Hill Rd / Bennelong Parkway intersection.

Council has so far collected $16.8m in S94 funds and spent $2.56m.

The proposed Billbergia VPA relates to Block H (see diagram). They are seeking uplift to fund an expanded public park, the Baylink shuttle bus, childcare centre.

Uplift has been approved for pretty much every recent development, regardless of a VPA being offered.





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V3 response from CoP Council The finances have changed. CoP received $10.085m fr…

V3 response from CoP Council
The finances have changed. CoP received $10.085m from Cumberland Council and have received $4.234m.

Cumberland spent money on traffic and community facilities projects – $2.56m – in 2009 – 2017.

CoP hasn’t spent anything yet, but is planning to spend $2.135m on the library and community centre this financial year.






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Response to our questions raised at CoP Council meeting a couple of weeks ago. …

Response to our questions raised at CoP Council meeting a couple of weeks ago.

Quite disappointing.
– The original DCP had just over $20m to be raised for WP (back when there were going to be 6-7000 apartments). So we extrapolate they’ll be getting $45 – 50m eventually.
– They say that Auburn Council & CoP Council together has collected $16.8m and spent $2.56m.
– They don’t know how much will be collected in total.
– They say the cost of the planned works has gone up, so they don’t think they can do all the plan said they were going to do!

No response on a community meeting. But, if when they review the plan, they’ll consult with us.

The rest of the letter seems to be a response to the wrong agenda item.





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Basil

WPPS P&C raffle – please support

Basil

Hi All,
I am instigating a WPPSPCA Online Raffle, I am currently seeking sponsorship from local businesses, if anyone knows anyone that is willing to participate- please pass on my personal details.
Basil.miranda@gmail.com
0410776397

I have approached everyone in Pierside, and already i have:
– Amber Room Wentworth Point (EDWARD), offering a free coffee with every ticket plus $100 in store voucher (AMAZING)
– Boon Dental (DR EUN), offering Voucher for Pola Day Tooth Whitening valued at $500, Colgate Electric Toothbrush Pro Clinical C250 valued at $59.95- plus wants to contribute some money too

Looking at selling (potentially limiting) 750 tickets at $10 each, Raising $7500 minus costs.
1st Prize $1000
2nd Prize $750
3rd Prize $500

Plus lots lots more, I’m working on IGA for a $250 voucher, that nail salon for free manicure and pedicure valued at $45, vietnamese place for dinner worth $40, My Health Medical for a $200 cash, Pharmacy for cash, Hamburger Joint for a Free Meal worth $12, Rashays Rhodes may be in for $50 voucher as well as Coffee Club. Still on my list are those restaurants and cafes in the Piazza and Bilbergia.

Basil

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Baylink Shuttle trial – Community Update 17 April 2018 The 3-month trial of the…

Baylink Shuttle trial – Community Update 17 April 2018

The 3-month trial of the Baylink Shuttle is now in week 12, with the service expected to carry more than 150,000 passengers by the time the trial concludes on Friday 27 April.

Service update and community feedback

ANZAC DAY: Please note the Baylink Shuttle trial will NOT operate on ANZAC Day (25 April).

A service review has recently been conducted following community feedback about inconsistencies in the 10 minute frequency of service during peak times. This has now been brought to the attention of the Shuttle operator to rectify.

Extension of Trial until 31 May – and ongoing operation
The Baylink Shuttle trial has been funded by Billbergia to allow the City of Parramatta Council to assess whether it will support Billbergia’s proposal to provide the residents of Wentworth Point with the Shuttle service on a long-term basis.

The Baylink Shuttle was originally agreed with the then Auburn Council in 2015 as part of a larger proposal for the last stage of Billbergia’s waterfront development on Burroway Road at Wentworth Point. However, before that agreement could be formalised, responsibility transferred in 2016 to the City of Parramatta who have been unsure of whether to support the Shuttle proposal – hence the 2018 trial to allow community demand to be assessed.

With a decision on Billbergia’s plans and the long-term operation of the Baylink Shuttle service still under consideration by City of Parramatta Council, Billgergia has agreed to extend the trial until 31 May 2018 to allow additional time for Council to consider supporting the service.

The future of the Baylink Shuttle service is subject to a decision by City of Parramatta in the next few weeks and your feedback is important – you can help.

You can provide your thoughts and comments about the Shuttle service to City of Parramatta Council via email: Council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au and andrew.wilson@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Or via mail to
City of Parramatta
PO Box 32, Parramatta NSW 2124

You can also contact us via email info@baylinkshuttle.com.au or by phone 1800 WWP BUS with any queries and for more information about Billbergia’s plans.

Baylink Shuttle
Project team

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I see a lot of suggestions and feedback in the comments of my Facebook page, but…

I see a lot of suggestions and feedback in the comments of my Facebook page, but there’s not a lot I can do to respond there.

If you live in my electorate, I’d love to hear your fresh ideas and constructive feedback – just complete this quick, 2-minute survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OneThinginReid

Can’t wait to hear from you, Reid!


I see a lot of suggestions and feedback in the comments of my Facebook page, but there’s not a lot I can do to respond there.

If you live in my electorate, I’d love to hear your fresh ideas and constructive feedback – just complete this quick, 2-minute survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OneThinginReid

Can’t wait to hear from you, Reid!

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Baylink Shuttle trial – Community Update 10 April 2018 The trial of the Baylink…

Baylink Shuttle trial – Community Update 10 April 2018

The trial of the Baylink Shuttle has seen around 120,000 passengers use the service in just 10 weeks.
The free service is currently operating with two buses – funded by Billbergia, as part of a larger proposal for the last stage of Billbergia’s waterfront development on Burroway Road at Wentworth Point.

The long-term future of the Baylink Shuttle service is currently under discussion with City of Parramatta Council, with the trial due to finish at the end of April 2018.
An update about the ongoing operation of the service will be provided once discussions with Council have progressed.

The Baylink Shuttle trial has been operating to assess whether it helps to reduce private car use, and encourage greater use of regular, reliable public transport. As part of a review of the trial, Billbergia has commissioned a survey to help understand how people travel to and from Wentworth Point for work, and whether continuing the Baylink Shuttle will help move more people onto public transport.

If you see survey staff on site over the next few days, please take a moment to provide your responses. Alternatively you can take the survey here.
The survey is open until 7pm on Monday 16 April.

Baylink Shuttle
Project team

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