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Petition to Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads, Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, Member for Epping

Demand the return of all Hillsbus services in Northwest Sydney

The NSW government is drastically reducing bus services for the people of Northwest Sydney in order to push commuters onto the Metro, an unfinished train line which increases journey times to and from the City. From 28 July 2019:  1) Commuters will have reduced peak hour bus services to the city. Services will start later and finish earlier and will have reduced frequency, some routes will be completely cancelled. Includes 620X, 642X, 620N, 617X, 618X,  and more.  2) Commuters will have no bus service to the city outside peak hours, with parking at Metro train stations not being an option after 7am. Includes cancellation of 621 and many others.  3) Large amounts of Northwest Sydney will have no access to bus services to and from Metro stations leaving them completely stranded. The net result for long suffering residents will be added commute times of at least 40 minutes each way. This is wholly unacceptable and unbearable and will hugely impact the well being of families who finely balance work and family responsibilities; part time workers, shift workers, students and the elderly. It demonstrates a complete disregard for residents working outside peak hours and utilising flexible working options in order to balance work/family life.  Furthermore, the communication around these changes has been non-existent, with many people still unaware of the changes. To date, no notices have been placed inside buses and online notices have been buried and difficult to find. This is not what we were promised by the NSW government. It is badly planned with no regard for residents. It is not in the interests of any person in Northwest Sydney. The changes only benefit Metro owners, MTR Corporation, John Holland Group and UGL Rail by leaving residents and commuters no other option but the Metro, an unfinished train line which increases journey times to and from the city. It is an appalling betrayal by the NSW government.       

Tamanna Shah
10,062 supporters
Update posted 10 hours ago

Petition to The Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Queensland State Government

Stop the Pumping of Contamination Water Into Sunny Coast Beaches

Let Council & the State Government Know They Should Stop the Toxic DumpSunshine Coast Council announced on the 28th of August 2019 that a pipeline will be built from the Sunshine Coast airport with its outlet 400m offshore from Mudjimba beach, to dispose of airport pond water contaminated with PFAS. This is set to occur mid October 2019 with 8 mega litres of contaminated waste water to be pumped and disposed per day, over a period of 20 days.  PFAS is a proven carcinogenic, which has caused cluster cancers in populated community areas exposed to the chemical. PFAS is a non-degradable, bioaccumulative chemical, which poses a great threat to our marine environment and human health as it is introduced into our food chain.  The risk to local beach goers, surfers and divers is unknown and the area at risk is also unknown as currents spread the chemical through Sunshine Coast waters.   It should be noted that Council may have considered & rejected options to dispose of PFAS in a safer but more expensive way. This is a question important to put to the airport & the council. Time and money seem to be the highest priority for council as they try to meet deadlines for the development of the new runway Join our Group to Create the Changes the Coast Needs Sunshine Coast - Local Government Oversight Committeehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/277412422676453/ Sunshine Coast News, Opinions & Viewshttps://www.facebook.com/sunshinecoastnewsworld/

Michael Burgess
1,632 supporters