“From 5.00pm tonight more than 50 representatives of our 52 Sydney Alliance partner organisations will simultaneously conduct audits at 15 stations,” said Sydney Alliance Coalition Director Amanda Tattersall.
“Safer train travel was one of the key areas identified through listening to 10,000 Sydneysiders over the past 12 months.”
“The NSW Government has already allocated $140 million in funding to upgrade railway interchanges. We want our 52 partner organisations to have their say on how that funding should be prioritised.”
The stations to be audited are:
Wolli Creek Sydenham
Parramatta North Sydney
Partner organisations involved in tonight’s transport safety audit include the Catholic Church, the Uniting Church, the Western Sydney Community Forum, the NSW Cancer Council, the Arab Council of Australia, members of Sydney’s Climate Action Network, United Voice, the Rail Tram and Bus Union, the National Tertiary Education Union and many others.
This is the first of a number of upcoming Sydney Alliance actions ahead of the Alliance’s City Assembly meeting at Sydney Town Hall on 28 October.
Two thousand people gathered at the Town Hall in September last year for the Alliance’s Founding Assembly.
Since then Alliance groups have been engaging their growing membership to determine the real community priorities for Sydney.
“Any organisations committed to working for the common good and sharing our values are welcome to join,” said Ms Tattersall.
“Working together in a broad coalition gives us the greatest opportunity to influence decision-makers to make the practical changes that citizens actually want.”