For­ever in the dark

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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,

St Marys

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