Forever in the dark
RE: “Residents flick switch on light issue,” ( Mt Druitt-St Marys Standard, October 14).
I am happy to see that the local newspapers are taking notice of people’s voices.
In my case, I am concerned someone is going to be injured or killed on Forrester Rd, North St Marys, at night due to (there being) no street lighting on this road at all.
This section of road would have at least 1000 vehicles use it from the start of the Ropes Crossing entrance to the Ropes Creek Bridge each day and night.
I first brought this to the attention of Penrith Council on June 24, 2011, and (again) on September 25, 2012.
I was then told it was a state issue, so I went to (former state Liberal MP for Londonderry) Bart Bassett on September 25, 2012.
I was redirected back to the council as he said it was not a state matter. Back in the hands of Penrith Council (on December 19, 2012), a report was sent to Endeavour Energy for a final report and an early response was to be given early 2013.
By then the council would be in a position to advise. It was handed over to another council employee on June 20, 2014.
(I’ve heard) ... They say they are waiting on a decision from Blacktown Council about a possible widening of the bridge from two lanes to four.
If I have no hope of getting four street lights (a length of cable and somebody to put them up), who is going to build a four-lane bridge and a four-lane highway? WAYNE NOWLAND,