Sign the petition to stop the relocation of the City West Bus Layover to Turner Parklands and call for community consultation
The proposal to relocate the City West Bus Layover to Turner Parklands and to make it larger, catering for up to 25 buses and associated facilities, replaces a temporary carpark on the corner of Watson St and Barry Drive and extends into green space to the west and north in the Turner Parklands.
Other than making a submission as part of the Development Application process (now closed), there has not been any community consultation to review concerns about the loss of parklands and visual amenity, traffic management and safety, noise and fumes associated with this proposal.
There is a child-care centre and seniors centre located directly opposite and residents, businesses, workers, commuters, the ANU north oval, a bike skills track for youngsters, churches, and pedestrians and cyclists using the popular shared pathway would all be impacted. The site connects to the other green corridors in the inner north and should remain protected.
Please support, sign and share the petition online at https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetitions.aspx Help get 500* signatures or more. The petition is open until 23 August 2020.
*If 500 signatures are received, the petition is referred to the relevant standing committee in the ACT Legislative Assembly for consideration.