Monthly Archives: March 2017

CSELR light rail carrying capacity: Open letter to eastern suburb’s local MP’s Ron Hoenig, Bruce-Notley Smith and Michael Daley – 2nd March 2017

Dear Members of Parliament

If Randwick’s Councillors do not survive the opening merger this is what you should be arguing for on behalf of our residents.

You need to convince the State Government to drop its defacto policy of allowing multiple random spot rezonings for 25 storey towers in Kensington and Kingsford.

All we need is sufficient combined bus and light rail capacity to service the population planned for under Randwick Council’s draft Kensington and Kingsford Planning Strategy.

If you can do this then supporting a heavy rail line to Kingsford and Maroubra Junction becomes unnecessary and we can actually restrain the capacity of the light rail.

Minor changes in population density can be adjusted for by simply running the light rail at greater frequencies than the proposed one-every-eight minutes. And the same mathematical logic applies to increasing or decreasing bus services. The Government already knows this.

Twice the frequency means a doubling of carrying capacity. But do we actually need so much on opening day of the CSELR line in 2020? I think not.

Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson – @murraymatson