Clearway on Cabramatta Road West, NSW
We are seeking the support of Parents and the community surrounding OLMC Catholic School to have our voices heard in relation to the newly implemented Clearway on Cabramatta Rd on the 30th of September during the first week of holidays with parents given notice only two days before the end of term on the 26th and 27th of September.
After a brief consultation with the School, and a letter from the Principle Mr Warren Loy objecting to the proposed clearway dated the 20th of September 2018, parents were given notice via the 2018 School newsletter dated the 4th of December that the NSW RMS would not be implementing the Clearway after all. The NSW RMS have clearly gone back on their word.
The NSW RMS have told the Fairfield Champion that close to 5000 people living around Cabramatta Rd were consulted as well as community members at Cabramatta Plaza and that only 50 cars and 'some' parents would be affected.
The problem is Cabramatta Rd stretches from the Hume Highway at Lansvale all the way to Elizabeth Drive in Bonnyrigg with different communities. There was no community consultation for the members of OLMC, Bonnyrigg, Mount Pritchard and surrounding suburbs. And with 4 schools, OLMC C.S., Bonnyrigg H.S., St John's P.S. and Mount Pritchard P.S. within a 5 km radius, this is a recipe for disaster.
The Clearway also does not take into account the frequency of the 50 car spaces used in a 30 minute drop off and pick up time frame. If 3 to 4 cars park in the same car space in the 30 minutes, this equates to approximately 200 cars or parents using Cabramatta Rd that now have to congest Humphries Rd. This means further congestion on Cabramatta Rd, Edensor Rd and Meadows Rd.
Please show your support by signing the petition that we as a community strongly object to the implementation of the Clearway, we reject the idea that we were consulted and we want our parking and our Kiss and Drop off driveway reinstated back to normal. We want the NSW RMS to assume responsibility of this chaos and to become contactable instead of sending young RMS officials in high viz vests who do not care for the community.
Please also show your support by emailing your Local and State Government Representatives. Please also send photo and video footage of any congestion on Cabramatta Rd, Humphries Rd, Edensor Rd and Meadows Rd to your Govt. representative so they can understand the impact the Clearway has had to our local community.
Emails are found below:
NSW MP for Cabramatta Nick Lalich: email@example.com or ElectorateOffice.Cabramatta@parliament.nsw.gov.au;
NSW MP for Fairfield Guy Zangari: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Federal MP for Fowler Chris Hayes: Chris.Hayes.MP@aph.gov.au;
Fairfield City Council Mayor Frank Carbone: email@example.com; FCC Councillor for Cabravale Dai Le: firstname.lastname@example.org