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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
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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A by-election to ﬁll the vacancy in the ofﬁce of Councillor for the Brisbane City Council Ward of
WALTER TAYLOR will be held on Saturday 23 October 2010. 180 Clarence Rd Indooroopilly Ph: 3870 5522
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