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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Peninsular Park Update I’ve been contacted by Landcom with the following update…

Peninsular Park Update

I’ve been contacted by Landcom with the following update …

Landcom has been appointed by Roads and Maritime Services to build the new 3.9 hectare park at Wentworth Point and its supporting infrastructure.

The approved concept plan includes provision for playgrounds, public art, a waterfront pedestrian walkway and cycle path.

We’ve started planning for construction and are currently procuring civil, marine and landscape design consultants to complete the detailed design based on the approved Concept for the park. Parramatta City Council will provide guidance to Landcom on all features of the park and will be the approval authority of the final design. Completion is targeted for the end of 2019 after which the park will be dedicated to Council and then opened to the public at a date to be finalised.

As the design progresses we will hold a weekend community information session at Wentworth Point to show local residents how the design is progressing and present information about the construction process and timeframes. Community feedback will be welcome.

At this stage construction is anticipated to start in the second half of this year.

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Test bike storage for new generation of Sydney Trains: Bicycle NSW have been app…

Test bike storage for new generation of Sydney Trains: Bicycle NSW have been approached by Rail Connect NSW to offer community input, into the design for bike storage on new generation passenger trains in Sydney.

A Stakeholder Engagement Workshop is being held at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, 7th April from 9:30-11:30am, where cyclists are encouraged to provide input. This will take form in a questionnaire and simulation activity, where cyclists will participate in storing and removing a bike from a full scale mock-up of the train.

Cyclists with a range of bikes, including road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, e-bikes etc. are encouraged to attend.

If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Richard Bull from Rail Connect – richard.bull@railconnectnsw.com.

More Information: mailto:Bicycle NSW have today been approached by Rail Connect NSW to offer community input, into the design for bike storage on new generation passenger trains in Sydney.? A Stakeholder Engagement Workshop is being held at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday,


Test bike storage for new generation of Sydney Trains: Bicycle NSW have been approached by Rail Connect NSW to offer community input, into the design for bike storage on new generation passenger trains in Sydney.

A Stakeholder Engagement Workshop is being held at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, 7th April from 9:30-11:30am, where cyclists are encouraged to provide input. This will take form in a questionnaire and simulation activity, where cyclists will participate in storing and removing a bike from a full scale mock-up of the train.

Cyclists with a range of bikes, including road bikes, hybrids, mountain bikes, e-bikes etc. are encouraged to attend.

If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Richard Bull from Rail Connect – richard.bull@railconnectnsw.com.

More Information: mailto:Bicycle NSW have today been approached by Rail Connect NSW to offer community input, into the design for bike storage on new generation passenger trains in Sydney.? A Stakeholder Engagement Workshop is being held at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday,

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WPCC Easter Egg Hunt The annual WPCC Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Stromboli …

WPCC Easter Egg Hunt

The annual WPCC Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Stromboli Square (aka St Tropez Park) on Easter Sunday. The event will kick off at 11am – please make sure kids are “ready to run” so they don’t miss out.

Everyone is welcome, come along and join the fun.

This event has been sponsored by Luke Foley, our local State Member.

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Baylink Shuttle Update 27 March 2018 The Baylink Shuttle trial continues to rec…

Baylink Shuttle Update 27 March 2018

The Baylink Shuttle trial continues to receive great support, with week 7 and 8 of the trial carrying more than 14,000 passengers per week – an increase of more than 40% in patronage, since the trail first started in January.

Service updates

· An expanded service to Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre has been added and runs at 15-minute intervals between 9:30 am and 2:15 pm each weekday.

· Easter weekend: Please note the Baylink Shuttle trial will NOT operate over Easter. This includes the Good Friday public holiday, and the Easter Monday public holiday.

Ongoing operation

With a little over 3 weeks remaining of the trial service, Billbergia is still in discussion with City of Parramatta about the long-term future of the trial, and your feedback is important.

You can provide your thoughts about the long-term operation of the Baylink Shuttle, 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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Be informed, that the upcoming Council of the Ageing (COTA) information session …

Be informed, that the upcoming Council of the Ageing (COTA) information session to be held on Tuesday 27 March at 1.30 pm in Bankstown. The session will be an informal discussion about a range of issues affecting older people, including health and well-being, working life and retirement, inclusive communities, housing choices and affordability, getting around in your community. Further details, including how to RSVP can be found on the information sheet attached.



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Strata and community associations … Across WP, generally each building has it…

Strata and community associations …

Across WP, generally each building has its own owners corporation (although there are a number of cases where multiple buildings are part of one owner’s corporation). In some cases, a group of buildings roll up into a community association.

Both owners corporations (also known as strata) and community associations have committees that make most of the decisions. Committee members are elected at the AGM and are limited to 9 people.

Fundamentally, the role of the owners corporations and community associations is to manage their property, including common areas.

WPCC is a separate entity the owners corporations and community associations. It has a completely different purpose – social activities and events, communications, advocacy.

Please direct queries / comments about property and common areas to the relevant owners corporations and community associations – unfortunately, we don’t have details for most of these and there is reticence on the part of some that we do to have this information shared, so we’re not in a position to post it. I would like to think that these bodies would want to engage with the community that they are in place to serve, but unfortunately it doesn’t appear to be the case.

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NSW Police Force

NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force is urging music fans to plan ahead and celebrate safely ahead of multiple events at Sydney Olympic Park this week.

About 100,000 people are expected to be in the precinct each day from tomorrow evening (Thursday 15 March 2018) and again on Friday (16 March 2018) and Saturday (17 March 2018).

Ed Sheeran’s Divide World Tour will run over three nights at ANZ Stadium, coinciding with concerts at neighbouring Qudos Bank Area featuring country & western singer Luke Bryan on Friday (16 March 2018) and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars on Saturday (17 March 2018).

A high-visibility policing operation involving general duties officers from across the South West Metropolitan Region, assisted by specialist police, will be in place to ensure the safety and security of ticket-holders and event staff before, during, and after the performances.

South West Metropolitan Region Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Scott Whyte, said police are focused on maintaining a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

“We’ve been working closely with event organisers and other stakeholders to ensure everyone enjoys these high-profile music performances in Sydney,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.

“Local officers will be out and about over the three nights, focusing on crowd behaviour as well as road and pedestrian safety.

“With tens of thousands of people expected to make their way to Sydney Olympic Park this weekend, we urge fans to be patient, look out for one another and make sure you arrive early due to compulsory,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.

“It’s important you plan your trip ahead of time. Know how you’re getting to the concert, what section of the stadium you’re making your way to on arrival, and how you’re making your way home.”

Given the significant crowds, ticket-holders are urged to leave the car at home and utilise the many public transport services available.

“Extra train and bus services will be scheduled for direct routes to Sydney Olympic Park in the lead up to and following the concerts each night,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.

“This also an integrated ticketing event, which means the use of public transport is included in the price of your ticket,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.

“Be sure to keep your ticket in a safe place for your journey home as you must have a valid ticket when travelling on public transport; it is valid until 4am the following day.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte reminded the community that public transport is there for everyone to use and to be respectful of other passengers.

“Officers from the Police Transport Command will be patrolling the network to ensure members of the public get to and from the precinct safely,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.

“Those who engage in anti-social behaviour will be spoken to by police so make sure you keep an eye on your friends and take care of one another as you travel to and from the precinct.”

Those who must drive are reminded to expect significant delays and allow plenty of extra travel time.

“Visit the Sydney Olympic Park Authority to pre-book parking for the night. Spaces will fill quickly so ensure you do so in advance,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Whyte said.

“Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to be aware of their surroundings and take extra care when travelling through the area, especially at the end of the night as crowds make their way home.

“Pedestrians must also only cross the roadways at designated traffic control points.”

For further information:
Visit www.transportnsw.info for the latest train, bus and ferry timetables; and,
Visit www.anzstadium.com.au/whats-on/ for event details.

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Wentworth Point Community Central News, 13 March 2018

We are pleased to inform that the new issue of WP newsletter is up!

Wentworth Point Community Central News, 13 March 2018

Latest News 12/03/18 Parramatta River: Plans for a shortcut straight to Sydney Olympic Park from Vict… 12/03/18 We are still looking for some volunteers to run the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Su… 12/03/18 www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au 12/03/18 Parramatta River: Plans for a new bridge for pedestr…

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Parramatta River: Plans for a shortcut straight to Sydney Olympic Park from Vict…


Parramatta River: Plans for a shortcut straight to Sydney Olympic Park from Victoria Road. “It will give us world-class transport for Ermington and Wentworth Point” – Geoff Lee – MP, Seat of Parramatta – State Member for Parramatta.

Video: bit.ly/2HqnybD

#ParramattaRiver #7News

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Parramatta River: Plans for a new bridge for pedestrians, buses & light rail. Li…


Parramatta River: Plans for a new bridge for pedestrians, buses & light rail. Linking Wentworth Point & Melrose Park. To be called the ‘Gateway Bridge,’ saving locals about 20 minutes in travel.

“A lot of people are going to be very happy” – Andrew Wilson – City of Parramatta Lord Mayor.

Report on 7 News at 6pm.

www.7plus.com.au

#ParramattaRiver #7News

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Womens Community Shelters Community Forum

Women’s Community Shelters, with the support of the City of Parramatta, invite you to join them at a community forum to raise awareness of women’s homelessness.

Travel info: Parramatt Transport Interchange train and bus station is only 3 minutes away from the venue. if you drive there are local car parks or the Westfield offers free parking for the first 3 hours.

3 people interested

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