- Update 145 Bus Route
- Land Drainage Work Postponed
- Road Link Worsleys Road & Westmorland
- Old Stone House
BUS ROUTE TO REMAIN - WITH CHANGES !
As most of you will have heard by now, the submissions that your committee and several residents made at the recent LTP (Long Term Plan) Hearings were successful in persuading ECan to retain the 145 bus service. Strong arguments by all the presenters, as well as a petition soigned by over 800 residents, was enough to convince council that the bus service was needed in Westmorland - but with some changes. The 145 service will no longer go between Westmorland and Eastgate, but will instead go into the CBD.
The WRA also made suggestions as to the route of the bus service within Westmorland itself, but these were deemed as being outside the scope of the original LTP submission process.
However, after further discussions with the Red Bus Company and ECan, our suggestions could still be adopted if they can be ratified by residents by way of a separate consultation process. Within the next few weeks, ECan will deliver consultation documents to every house in Westmorland and, assuming positive responses outnumber objections, our proposal could be adopted without too much delay.
We suggested that a better route for the bus would be Penruddock Rise, Sedgwick Way, Ravensdale Rise and onto Penruddock Rise again, at the top of the hill - or the other way round.
This would eliminate the very difficult U-turn at the Penruddock Rise / Highcrest Heights roundabout, and would make the bus available to the fastest growing area of our community - the good folks in the Westmorland Heights subdivision. ECan has already explored the route, and agree that it would be preferable to the current one.
We don't have a date for the delivery of the consultation documents yet, but will advise (by our Facebook page or this website) as soon as we know. Please support this initiative by replying promptly, once the documents arrive.
LAND DRAINAGE RECOVERY WORK POSTPONED
Wet weather and sodden ground has forced a postponement to work on the Sutherlands Basin stomwater storage area. See full details under "NEWS"
In response to many complaints from Worsleys Road residents, and approaches from both the Cracroft and Westmorland Residents' Associations, regarding the non-notifiable granting of a consent to provide a road link between Worsleys Road and Westmorland, the attached Memorandum was received in December 2017 from Council.
The Memorandum outlines the concerns raised by all interested parties, and Council's response to those concerns. However, the Cracroft and Westmorland Residents' Associations are not satisfied with the situation, as it currently stands, and intend to have more discussions with Council over the matter.
The attached PDF as supplied by the CCC and provides an insight into the Old Stone House - past, present and future.