Our region needs better public transport, roads and health services now and for the future.
Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah councils are leading the way, developing and formally adopting Shaping Our Future in September 2010 to strategically shape the way our region will look, feel and grow over the next twenty years.
The priorities are rapid buses, road upgrades and a new Hospital for the Northern Beaches region -from Bradleys Head to Barrenjoey.
WE NEED INVESTMENT IN RAPID BUSES AND ROAD UPGRADES
Our buses are slow, infrequent and overcrowded and our roads are choked with traffic.
Investment in our priorities can cut travelling times:
- A Bus Rapid Transit system to link Dee Why to Chatswood, Ryde and the CBD
- A Bus Rapid Transit system to the city from Mona Vale with a dedicated peak hour median bus lane
- A new underground interchange at Neutral Bay to service buses from Sydney’s North West and our region
- Upgrades to Mona Vale Road, Wakehurst Parkway and the Warringah Road intersections with Wakehurst Parkway and Forrest Way.
WE NEED INVESTMENT IN A NEW HOSPITAL AND UPGRADES TO MONA VALE HOSPITAL
Our hospitals are run down and unable to cope with demand, let alone the real effects of an ageing population and population growth.
Investment in our priorities can provide the health services our residents need:
- Immediate construction of the Level 5 Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest
- Mona Vale Hospital retained, with appropriate upgrades to enable a long term complementary role
- Improvements to mental health and public health services offered to the broad community
- Improved access to nursing homes, ambulance services and geriatric services.
COUNCILS CAN SUSTAINBLY MEET HOUSING AND JOBS INCREASES REQUIRED BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT
The NSW Government’s Metropolitan Strategy requires our region accommodate an additional 22,800 dwellings and 20,800 jobs by 2031.
With investment on our priorities for transport and health, councils can meet these targets. We will ensure growth is sustainable, create jobs close to home and minimise the need for additional public transport and impact on our natural environment and way of life. The main growth will be focussed around four key areas as vibrant sustainable centres: Dee Why/Brookvale; Frenchs Forest; Terry Hills; and Warriewood/Ingleside.
Councils will continue to determine specific localities and densities for any growth in conjunction with the community and guided by Shaping Our Future.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER FOR RAPID BUSES, ROAD UPGRADES AND A NEW HOSPITAL
Our way of life and natural environment are valued highly by the SHOROC community and councils. Shaping Our Future will be continually reviewed, including the major directions and infrastructure delivery, to enable sustainable growth and provide the best outcome for the community and the region.
Show your support for better hospitals, roads and rapid transit buses.
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