While Local Government should focus on Local Government there will always be State & Federal Issues that directly impact Local. Reasons for local leaders to lobby, advocating at State & Federal level.
As a result, I will continue to advocate on your behalf, working for you. Just as I have in the past on such issues as the Seaford Rail Electrification and Grade Separation at Victoria Street.
Likewise as I did with the DPA2 pushing against higher density housing in Black Forest.
What will the South Road project mean to Black Forest residents and businesses.
Black Forest could potentially become land locked. Just like the Millswood area around Goodwood Oval and the Millswood area east of the Belair line. Will traffic be able to enter and exit South Road from Byron, Cowper, Addison and Forest Avenues? Besides that, Emerson Rail Station may not survive.
Above all, the interests of Black Forest residents must be considered with high priority by the State Government.
This requires providing local leadership, advocating at state & federal level.
There is no better time to push again for the freight trains to be diverted away from the Belair line.
The State Government is promoting GlobeLink and they have a supportive Federal Government and a supportive Federal Member in Nicole Flint (Boothby electorate). As a result, we have a chance to lobby them to meet their commitment to diverting the freight trains away from Millswood.
A chance to advocate at state & federal level for reduced risk of derailment and cancer causing diesel air contamination.
Rail Station Safety
Clarence Park Rail Station needs to become more accessible to all including aged, disabled and mothers with pushers.
By advocating at state & federal level with the new State Government, we can push for greater safety at the Clarence Park Rail Station. Most noteworthy, the Station needs self-closing gates similar to what has been provided at Fairfax Avenue and Victoria Street.
In addition, what about providing DDA compliant ramps to allow disability scooters and chairs (and mothers with babies in prams) to safely access the platform.
Working for you and with you I will advocate at state & federal level for these things.
Authorised & printed by Don Palmer. 19 Kelvin Avenue, Clarence Park.