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It is disappointing some people are
determined to circulate misinformation
about council’s upgrade works in the
Camden Town Centre.
Council received majority support for
the works after consulting with the
community based on the facts. Not
rumours, not lies, but the facts.
There will always be criticism, it
comes with my role.
I am accepting of this and it’s com-
pletely warranted if based on the facts.
Some agitators are determined to mis-
lead genuine people in our community
with complete lies in the hope of ignit-
ing aggression and abuse towards me.
As a result, I’ve been personally
attacked and vilified by a small number
of people in an attempt to bully and
Council has been accused of not
listening. This is untrue.
All suggestions were carefully con-
sidered, however, some were not prac-
tical. One suggestion was to reduce Argyle
Street to one travel lane in each direc-
tion in order to retain the zebra cross-
ings (as current RMS standards do not
allow zebra crossings across four lanes
of traffic due to safety reasons).
Traffic engineers advised against this
as capacity would be reduced from the
current 1500 vehicles an hour to 600.
Did you know?
This would not meet current demand,
let alone future demand.
This scenario is demonstrated by the
current congestion caused by one lane
being temporarily closed due to drain-
Another suggestion was to reduce the
speed limit to 40km/h. Council already
applied to the RMS for this but was
refused. The facts are no historical features of
the town are being changed and the
works are basic infrastructure and
There has already been one death on a
pedestrian crossing on Argyle Street.
Should the council wait until there is
another death before it upgrades its non-
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compliant crossings to current stand-
ards? The answer is no.
Anyone wanting to discuss the
upgrade works who hasn’t yet contacted
me is welcome to take the opportunity.
Please contact me on 0413 485 142 or
email@example.com. Lara Symkowiak, Camden mayor
Safety is the issue
Among the many comments from read-
ers in relation to the proposed upgrade
to the Camden CBD was one indicating
there have not been any letters in sup-
port of the proposal.
This is obviously because the majority
of people do not have the concerns that
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The day was proclaimed in 2011 by
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friendship between peoples,
countries, cultures and individuals
can inspire peace efforts and build
bridges between communities.
friendshipday/ some folk apparently do, while others
are interested but are prepared to leave it
to the councillors who have been elec-
ted to the position of responsibility to
make such decisions.
After all, their decisions are made
based on professional and expert
advice. When I shop in Camden, I am usually
frustrated by the lack of available car
parking and concerned by the uneven
nature of the street’s paving.
These two matters are being
addressed in the current proposal, so
sounds good to me.
I realise the car park will not be an
impressive site — car parks never are.
As for the pavers, does the colour
I note, too, there has been references
to the size of the crowd that attended the
Alliance’s meeting at Onslow Park.
I imagine it would have been quite
difficult to put an accurate estimate on
the crowd as people would have been
coming and going all the time, and
really it is not difficult to attract a crowd
on a nice sunny day when free children’s
activities and refreshments are offered.
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Perhaps you noticed that over the weekend, announcements were made outlining planning for Urban Renewal upgrades
around the seven rail stations between Glenﬁeld and Macarthur.
Like most long term Macarthur residents I’ve been amazed at the growth in our area, particularly over the last decade or so.
What has been worrying me though (and I’m sure you) has been the planning strength around how we move our workforce into
and out of a city that’s becoming increasingly more congested. The plans talk about urban renewal centred around the existing
railway infrastructure, which should mean better access to services, and a revitalisation of areas that have been somewhat
neglected over the past few decades.
It’s great to see that the Department of Planning and Environment, along with Council will be seeking public feedback. There’s
been a few lessons learnt from other local public forums of late, especially out Camden way, so let’s hope this provides an
even better result for us all.
On another note, we’ll be up at St Thomas More Fete once again this weekend giving away a pre-loved car. Since the mid-
eighties we’ve donated over 27 vehicles so this year’s winner will be our 28th!!
Head on up for what is always a great little school fete. Who knows maybe the winner will be you!!
Paul Wakeling Motor Group
Cnr Blaxland & Mill Roads, Campbelltown.
2 - Camden-Narellan
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www.wakelingautomotive.com.au Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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