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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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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