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Amended Notice of Motion | Sydney Light Rail Construction and Support for Impacted Businesses and Residents

By Councillor Vithoulkas

It is resolved that:

(A) Council note:

(i) during October 2015, Sydney Light Rail construction began, including the removal of buses from George Street in the CBD;

(ii) Light Rail construction has significantly impacted the traffic and pedestrian flow of the city and it has had a detrimental impact on business and residents located along the construction zone;

(iii) the City of Sydney is represented on the Sydney Light Rail Community Reference group and the Sydney Light Rail Business Reference group. These groups, which have been operating since 2014, provide a forum through which the needs of all businesses and affected communities along the alignment are represented in the development of the project.

(iv) while the minutes of reference group meetings are published on the Sydney Light Rail website, they are high level summaries that don’t expand on broad areas of discussion or all issues raised during the meetings; and

(B) the Chief Executive Officer be requested to:

Provide a written summary, via the CEO update about discussion, issues and outcomes determined at those meetings that may not be covered in the published minutes.

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