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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 14th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 15, 2009 19 STREETVIEW High hopes for metro Laura Jennings Cameron Grover Carolyn Kirychenko Matt Miller Melani Boyce The Inner West could be transformed if plans for an underground rail line along Parramatta Rd become a reality. According to a government study, both proposed routes of the West Metro rail line would include stations at Five Dock, North Burwood and Homebush. But to justify the expense, planning officials say tens of thousands more people would have to live and work in high-density housing and office complexes close to the stations. We asked people in Five Dock what they thought of that scenario. Laura Jennings, of West Ryde: I'm not particularly a fan of high-rise but I can see we're going to have to fit more residential. We do need better public transport so I can see why there's a need for a plan like that. Cameron Grover, of Blue Mountains: It sounds like it would cost a lot of money and it would take a long time. As this government tends to fail at most of its transport infrastructure, there would probably be lots of complications with it. I have a general aversion to tall buildings when they are outside of the CBD area. Carolyn Kirychenko, of Abbotsford: I don't mind high-rise. This is a city. As regards the metro, anything would be an improvement to current public transport. Matt Miller, of Chiswick: I think medium- density development is the way most councils are having to go in this city. If we can get more cars off the road, too, I think that's a good thing. We can't keep spreading. I lived in the Southern Highlands and I used to get caught in the traffic on the M5. I moved back to be closer. Melani Boyce, of Five Dock: I think (the metro) should go to Concord as well but we don't want any more high-rise. This is a suburban area. There are enough people living here already to warrant the metro. OPINION Model wears SKU 24861939 HBT/S484_KH_BRW 2 PAIRS GLASSES FROM $199. PRICE INCLUDES FRAMES AND PENTAX SINGLE VISION LENSES WITH SCRATCH RESISTANT COATING. Second pair must be from the same price range of frames and lens range or below. Must be same prescription. Extra options not included -- see Clear Price leaflet in your local Specsavers store for details. IF YOU PAID MORE FOR YOUR LAST PAIR OF GLASSES, YOU SHOULD'VE GONE TO SPECSAVERS. Specsavers Burwood: (Formerly known as Vision Centre) Westfield Burwood Shopping Centre, 100 Burwood Road 02 9744 2900 www.specsavers.com.au/burwood NOW OPEN in Westfield Burwood Specsavers Optometrists Own the moment Buy pictures from this newspaper www.newsphotos.com.au Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 2112014i iww wk29 SALE NOW ON You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza
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