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Local Randwick-Botany Greens Councillor says the community has won the fight to name the Alison Road light rail stop after Centennial Park – 12th April 2018

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“The Randwick Green Councillors supported the community, Transport for NSW and Centennial Parklands who also originally wanted a park related name” say local Greens.

Randwick Greens Councillors Murray Matson and Lindsay Shurey participated alongside Greens MLC Mehreen Faruqi in protests against the removal of Centennial Park trees after an unpopular change in the alignment of the CSELR light rail line to the north side of Alison Road Randwickk.

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”.

 


BACKGROUND:
CSELR Light Rail: What’s in a name for a stop? A Lot! Centennial Park trees before punters! – 18th July 2017

“Centennial Park” is the community’s preferred name for contentious Alison Road light rail stop say Randwick Green Councillors Lindsay Shurey and Murray Matson – 24th April 2017

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