The City of Parramatta Council has a proposal to build a cycleway between Epping and Carlingford. This would be funded through monies from the Stronger Communities Fund from the State Government. Council has publicised details on the route and project including a detailed plan - you can see details of the proposal on the Council website here
This proposal was orginally circulated to local residents in October/November 2019. At that time, the Trust wrote to Parramatta Council to protest that insufficient time had been given to affected residents and the community to properly assess and comment upon the proposed Cycleway. We also listed in that submission many important concerns that members had raised. You can read the submission here
As a result, and also following on from two meetings of concerned residents in mid-November, Council has stopped any further physical work on the Cycleway until all affected residents have been consulted, and their concerns addressed.
They have now readvertised the proposal for comments from residents. The closing date for receipt of submissions is Wednesday 11 March. In addition, there is a Community Information Session on Tuesday 18th February. See all the details in the box.
After this information session, the Trust will decide whether to make an additional submission on the proposal.