“The Randwick Green Councillors supported the community, Transport for NSW and Centennial Parklands who also originally wanted a park related name” say local Greens.
Greens Councillor Murray Matson is arguing that the name change as reported today in mainstream media actually reflects community support for a park related name.
A previous plans to name the stop after the Randwick Race Course was never much supported following the loss of many Centennial Park trees.
“Identifying the Alison Road light rail stop with a Centennial Park related name is a win for residents who voted 471 in favour of such a name against 233 who favoured the race course when the Council conducted a survey in 2017. It should be noted Centennial Parklands and Transport for NSW also favoured a park related name. ”
“Some 10 million people visit Centennial Park annually which makes it quite sensible to associate the light rail stop with it for the benefit of tourists and Sydney siders who want to locate it easily”.