Commitment sought for a safer Cooroy community

Cr Lew Brennan

Cr Lew Brennan
Cr Lew Brennan

A major safety concern faced by Cooroy residents caused by lack of pedestrian and cyclist access over the rail line that cuts the town in two was raised by Cr Brennan this week with State Government.
In a letter to State Government representatives Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan acknowledged community concerns and sought commitment from the State Government to fix the hazard.
Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan said this issue has existed for as long as I can remember.
“We’ve got a town with a rail line cutting it in two, and no safe cyclist or proper pedestrian access over the rail line.
“A two lane bridge is the only means for vehicles to get from one side of town to the other.
“The only safe means for cyclists and pedestrians to get across town is via a steep footbridge over the railway.  This is challenging and inconvenient for the elderly, people with disabilities and parents with prams.
“In addition, there is a school on each side of the rail corridor attended by hundreds of children who would benefit from safer access to and from school.
“I have asked for cooperation from State Government representatives in lobbying on our behalf to the Department of Transport and Main Roads to permanently rectify these issues