Marsden Park Community Forum goes online

Blacktown City Council will honour a commitment to give residents the opportunity to ‘Have Your Say’ on major transport and planning issues impacting Marsden Park and surrounding suburbs.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said; “We have decided to give the community the opportunity to have their say ‘online’ and will be streaming a Marsden Park Community Forum live on Facebook on Tuesday 9 June.

“I will be joining the Member for Chifley, Ed Husic, the Member for Londonderry, Prue Car, Ward 5 Councillors and local business and community representatives on a Q and A style online panel to discuss the issues that are causing the most concern.

“We are inviting residents to submit pre-recorded video questions or they can text in on the night,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Prue Car said, “Totally inadequate bus services in Marsden Park have been causing real issues for families and seniors. Recently we were told there were no plans for a bus service from Marsden Park to Schofields Station and the promised new carpark at Schofields Station is nowhere to be seen.

“Marsden Park Public School is badly overcrowded as the NSW Government has delayed building the new primary school in the Elara estate on Northbourne Drive. The Government is now proposing a pop-up demountable school on the site to cover for their delays.”

Ed Husic said, “Construction of the M9 motorway is going nowhere and we’re not hearing any progress from Government on the Metro extension from Tallawong to St Marys.

“The online forum is a great opportunity for residents to raise their concerns. I congratulate Blacktown City Council on this initiative. Prue and I will definitely be raising the issues in Federal and State Parliament.”

“Business, Council and residents are doing the heavy lifting investing millions of dollars in these suburbs; it’s time the NSW and Federal Governments stepped up their investment,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Council hosts Ward forums and pop-up sessions throughout the City giving residents a chance to engage directly with Councillors.

Ward 5 (Marsden Park) Online community forum:

Tuesday, 9 June 7.00pm

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.