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We believe that tax payers money should be used wisely and the government should provide free microchipping and cheap desexing programs which should be provided from every local council in New South Wales
Rail is the transport of the future. New South Wales communities are linked by a valuable community asset - it's rail network. However around 50% of its rail lines are currently non-operational. This petition calls on the NSW Government to repair and restore these lines in stages for the benefit of the people of the NSW regions.
Increasing oil prices and the need to reduce carbon
emission make reviving this network a no-brainer.
We propose a pilot: repair and restoration of the track from Canberra to Cooma, which will have the following benefits:
1. Reducing commuter traffic and increasing traffic safety on the Monaro Highway
• A large and increasing number of cars and trucks travel the highway between Cooma and Canberra daily, including many from Bredbo, Michelago and Royalla.
During the snow season, local farmers are finding stock and produce movements are increasingly hampered and unsafe.
2. More economical carriage of freight, including agricultural products and quarry material
• The renewed line would give regional centres such as Cooma, Michelago, Bredbo and Williamsdale access to the wider NSW network.
3. Better and safer access to the snow fields.
4. Increased tourism
• The train will provide a viable, attractive alternative to bus and car travel to the many tourist sites along the way.
• The Historical Railway Society’s Canberra-Michelago tourist train has been closed for over ten years. If the Government repairs the line, this train will again become a popular and successful operation.
The inevitable success of this pilot will revive enthusiasm for restoration of the rest of the NSW rail network, connecting and revitalising communities across the state.
Five Dock residents have no proper EXPRESS bus to take them to the city and out of the city conveniently and efficiently. There are plenty of buses available (438, 439, L38, L39) but none of these are quick or regular enough. The 502 is not bad but only caters for the end section of Lyons Road (closer to Victoria Rd) and is offered in very limited hours.
The main problem lies within the route chosen between Abbotsford/Five Dock and the CBD. It is insane to have our buses go through Haberfield, Leichardt and Parramatta Rd because of the ridiculous amounts of other buses on those roads already present. No bus will ever be an express bus along those routes, and surely they don't need more public transport services on those roads as they already have plenty (including direct buses to Leichardt as well as metro buses and soon also the Light Rail!!)
The biggest problem of all is ending up stranded (even from as early as Wynyard) because Five Dock /Abbotsford buses are packed with people getting off along Parramatta Road and Leichardt. Five Dock and Abbotsford residents then have to wait for another 20 minutes for the next bus, when Leichardt residents can get another bus within minutes (if not seconds!!).
Bethungra dam is in the hands of the land and property management authority which is looking at lowering the water level or demolishing the dam all together due to fears the dam wall is not safe.
This dam is a great tourist attraction, good fishing and camping area and an asset to the bethungra area.
Bethungra is a located in Junee Shire in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia situated on the Olympic Way about 13 kilometres north east of Illabo and 24 kilometres south west of Cootamundra.
Sadly in February 2012 Newcastle City Council felled this avenue of beautiful sturdy trees in spite of community opposition and more than 13 000 petition signatures. The following was written in 2009: Laman Street is Newcastle's most beautiful street. Newcastle City Council believes the thirteen figs in the street are likely to fall down in the next five to fifteen years. They have based this on the advice of a single arborist.
The council is considering no other option than felling the trees and we believe alternatives need to be examined such as closing the street to vehicles and/or pedestrians or closing the street in storms.
As it is a non-residential and non-commercial street the chance of injury by a falling tree is remote and the trees are an integral part of Newcastle's identity.
Read more about the background of this at http://saveourfigs.wordpress.com
"PROPOSED laws in NSW will put the power to ban bikie gangs in the hands of a Supreme Court judge, Attorney-General John Hatzistergos says. Mr Hatzistergos and NSW Premier Nathan Rees on Sunday outlined tough new legislation calling for jail terms of two to five years for bikie gang members caught associating with one another after the gang is banned.
Mr Hatzistergos said a NSW Supreme Court judge would decide whether a bikie group should be banned after an application from the police commissioner.
"The judge will be the one who will make the orders, and those orders will be both in relation to the group and the individuals,'' he told reporters.
Mr Hatzistergos said the NSW approach would differ in several ways from the strategy adopted in South Australia's anti-bikie legislation.
"In South Australia the orders are different - the order is only made in relation to the group by the attorney-general, but individuals who then constitute the offence have to be the subject of an order by a magistrate.''
Bikies who continued to associate with each other would be given no warning before charges were laid, he said.
"We're not proposing to have a system of warning like they have in South Australia,'' he said.
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said the proposed laws were "very appropriate'', noting that NSW had a particular problem with bikie gangs because half of the nation's 40 outlawed groups reside in the state.
NSW Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell welcomed the laws, saying it was time to stop "pussyfooting around''.
He said the move could finally give the police the tough powers needed to smash outlaw motorcycle gangs and put an end to them.
"With parliament about to take a break until May, it's important it deal with any legislation this week so that police have the powers needed to shut down the criminal bikie gangs and their activities,'' he said.
"We have to stop pussyfooting around.
"The violent and criminal activities of these outlaw motorcycle gangs requires a strong response which is what the Liberal/Nationals have been urging for weeks.''
The new laws have been proposed following last Sunday's fatal brawl between the Hells Angels and rival gang the Comancheros at Sydney Airport."
For all of the facts about the desalination plant proposed for Kurnell, please go to http://www.kurnell.com/desalfacts.htm