West Ward Councillor Veitch has called for an uptake by Randwick Council of an offered Government light rail respite package for residents.
Councillor Philipa Veitch has successfully called on Randwick Council to proactively help residents in Kensington and Kingsford impacted on by out-of-hours light rail construction work on the CBD to South East Light Rail project.
The Council will now be chasing up details of a State Government letter promising to offer respite accommodation and the rescheduling of noisy high intensity construction to daytime or early evening. The letter was in response to lobbying efforts by Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey.
Councillor Veitch says that the offer from the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure should now be proactively pursued by the Council on behalf of residents. She said,
“I thank Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey for lobbying the Minister to consider offering respite accommodation to my noise affected constituents. Council needs to be continually pushing for relief for residents subjected to out of hours construction work. Now is the time for the Council to ensure that the Government offer is expansive enough to actually offer effective relief.”