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Rozelle Interchange committee hearings begin in NSW

The first inquiry hearings into the Rozelle Interchange project are set to begin today in NSW’s Upper House

Hearings surrounding the NSW Upper House’s Committee Inquiry into the Rozelle Interchange project will commence this week, with a public forum scheduled to begin today.

The NSW Greens party revealed the details, saying the inquiry was established and will be chaired by Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.

Greens MP and Member for Balmain Kobi Shetty says the inquiry is a “welcome step” following the impacts of months of delays and disruptions caused by the opening of the Rozelle Interchange.

“We need this committee inquiry to get to the bottom of how they got the Rozelle Interchange so wrong, and what workable solutions can be put forward to fix this traffic disaster,” Shetty says.

“It’s unreasonable for the government to expect our community to continue bearing the brunt of the traffic chaos, particularly after we’ve dealt with years of disruptions during the construction of WestConnex.

I hope to see strong findings and recommendations come from this inquiry, that can be promptly implemented by the government.”

Shetty says Transport for NSW has done “what it can” to “squeeze as much traffic as possible through a very constrained system”, with the MP saying it’s clear more bold solutions are needed to fix the road network.

“I’ve heard from several locals who will be attending the public forum. It’s so important that residents are given this opportunity to have their say and share directly with the Committee how the Rozelle Interchange has impacted them,” Shetty says.

“From young high school students forced to hop off buses and walk to school to avoid being late to emergency doctors unable to get to the hospital quickly enough in a critical situation – these are stories that need to be heard.”

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