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Safety first
COUNCILLOR Margaret de
Wit is correct in bringing the
                                 Witness the revolution                                                                            Green machine gains thanks
                                                                                                                                   AS campaign manager for
                                                                                                                                   the Greens campaign in
                                                                                                                                                                                  that we were able to stick to
                                                                                                                                                                                  our core principles, and fo-
deficiency of the current        OUT west, a rail revolution                                                                       Ryan, I would like to thank                    cus on articulating them,
Pinjarra/Vyner Rd system         is occurring.                                                                                     all of our supporters – not                    rather than attacking the
to notice; safety will require     The track amplification be-                                                                     only more than 9000 new                        other candidates.
work to be done by way of        tween Corinda and Darra                                                                           Greens voters, but also the                      I would particularly like to
an upgrade.                      West, the construction of the                                                                     hundreds of volunteers who                     thank Michael Johnson and
  This most likely will be the   branch line to Richlands and                                                                      helped us for the first time.                  Steven Miles for their
creation of a large-diameter     soon to Springfield and the                                                                         All of them contributed to                   positive attitude to our
roundabout at the intersec-      upgrade of Oxley and Darra                                                                        one of the biggest, most suc-                  campaign.
tion as it has a dangerous       stations is a demanding                                                                           cessful Greens campaigns in                      I hope that the major par-
twist at that point.             ‘‘brown field’’ project of                                                                        the country.                                   ties will take as one of their
  While I do not relish the      great complexity.                                                                                   Our candidate, Dr Sandra                     lessons out of this election
prospect of a screaming            Two weeks ago, there was                                                                        Bayley, was the only one                       the rejection of negative poli-
siren past my home, there is     a track closure between Cor-                                                                      who spoke at every forum to                    tics by most Australians.
always the welfare of the        inda and Rosewood. This                                                                           which all Ryan candidates                        We will be back, and we
wider world to consider.         permitted some mainten-                                                                           were invited, and we met                       hope next time even more
    Allan Williams, via email    ance and construction tasks                                                                       many interesting people dur-                   members of our community
                                 to be undertaken on the          ON TRACK: Rail facilities are being improved.                    ing the campaign.                              will put their trust in the
                                 western main line.                                                                                  In an election dominated                     Greens.

Bells ring true                    Of particular significance
                                 was the removal of the foot-
                                                                    I travelled to Darra early
                                                                  on Monday morning as ser-
                                                                                                     Thanks to the staff of the
                                                                                                   Trackstar Alliance, Queens-
                                                                                                                                   by negativity, I was pleased                      Philip Machanick, Taringa

                                 bridge at Darra and commis-      vices resumed. It was pleas-     land Rail and TransLink for
I am surprised at the anger
shown by cyclists about
                                 sioning the subway at the
                                 city end of the platforms. A
                                                                  ing to note the bright im-
                                                                  proved subway and other
                                                                                                   their support for passengers
                                                                                                   during this complex project.    Development has big pitfalls
equipping their bikes with       new footbridge is to be built    construction improvements                        Robert Dow,
bells.                           at Darra.                        to the new Darra station.                 RAIL Back On Track     I FAIL to see how develop-                       Presuming people will oc-
  As a pedestrian who uses                                                                                                         ment protects the ‘‘leafy’’                    cupy these buildings how
those same paths, I am ap-                                                                                                         suburbs of Toowong.                            will the already burdened
palled at the number of bikes
who come hurtling by at          Proposed site no good for ambulance station                                                         15 to 25 storey buildings
                                                                                                                                   will cast huge shadows and
                                                                                                                                                                                  roads cope?
                                                                                                                                                                                    Will local roads become
speeds up to 25km/h with no                                                                                                        driving on the busy streets                    major thoroughfares?
auditory warning.                AS a long time resident of         Both Vyner St and Pinjarra     the Bellbowrie/Moggill area     will be more like driving in                     Then there are the tunnel
  Requiring bells is some-       the area, I am appalled that     Rd are narrow, twisting and      it seems far more sensible to   a concrete canyon.                             traffic projections – will
thing I wholeheartedly           the site on Vyner St and         hilly, and not conducive to      build a new ambulance             As for the Sherwood Rd                       these be remodelled?
support!                         Pinjarra Rd (in Pinjarra         safe fast driving.               station in that area.           and High St ‘‘urban com-                         Who’ll profit from all this?
              Robert L. Glass,   Hills) is being considered for     As the population increase                   Nola Dean, via    mon’’, diners will be choking                                     Bob Green,
                 Paddington      an ambulance station.            in the area is concentrated in         westsidenews.com.au       on fumes amidst the snarl.                                         Toowong



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