More than 60 people braved a cold winter’s night last week to attend Blacktown City Council’s community forum at Rooty Hill High School.
Council presented information on traffic updates in the area and on its extensive library program.
Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said: “Residents made it clear to Council that the Davis railway overpass on Francis Road at Rooty Hill and traffic congestion in the area continue to be serious problems for local residents.
“As Mayor and a Doonside resident, I understand this issue. We will continue to lobby the NSW Government to widen the overpass,” he said.
Other issues raised at the forum included neighbourhood safety, climate change and a call for improvements to the Rooty Hill business district.
Residents also used the opportunity to discuss the petition for lifts at Doonside railway station.
“This has been a long campaign and I urge more people to sign the petition and to get their friends and neighbours to also sign,” he said.
Mayor Bali said the community forums provided a good opportunity to get feedback from residents and once again infrastructure in Western Sydney continued to be an issue for the community.
“The upgraded Mount Druitt Hospital and the soon-to-open Coliseum at Rooty Hill are great facilities but it is imperative that the surrounding roads are able to cope with the increase in traffic.
Council’s next community forum is on Tuesday 8 October at the Tregear Community Centre.
Date: Tuesday 8 October
Venue: Tregear Community Centre, Ellsworth Road, Tregear
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Details: 9839 6914