The Victoria Bridge Community Taskforce has met its first deadline – to hold its first meeting on 3rd June. I would like to thank the members of the Taskforce for sticking to the schedule as it is a sign of their commitment to get things done as soon as possible.
Importantly, the Taskforce set a deadline for work to begin and be completed on improving pedestrian and cycle access on the bridge.
The meeting resolved to:
1. Call on the Government and Opposition to fully fund a feasibility study into the Victoria Bridge to explore previous projects and future options including
a) Cantilever on the northern side
b) Cantilever on the southern side
c) Pathway across the middle of the bridge
d) New stand alone bridge
2. Call on the Government and Opposition to commit to fund a new bridge structure at Victoria Bridge.
3. Call on the Government and Opposition to commit to a timeframe for completion of the Victoria Bridge with work to commence in the first twelve months of the new Government and completed by December 31 2013.
The Taskforce is writing to the Premier, Opposition Leader, Member for Lindsay David Bradbury, Roads Minister David Borger and Penrith Mayor Kevin Cameri requesting they commit to that timetable.