[CAMWEST-discuss] Fwd: Parra Heritage - Lennox Bridge interventions

John Holstein jonhol2 at netscape.net
Wed Jul 6 01:18:28 UTC 2011


Fellow CAMWESTies,
                               here is an email that has been sent to me raising concerns over Council considering boring tummels through the histooric Lennox Bridge in Church St Parramatta. Please view the article in the Link from the Parramatta Sun & add your comments to the story. Also, send your comments to Council. 


John Holstein 
Member of CAMWEST (http://camwest.pps.com.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West. 

"if we don't change direction, we will end up where we are headed" (Professor Irwin Corey 
American vaudeville comic and actor (1914 - ) )



-----Original Message-----
From: Simon <simonalexandercook at yahoo.com>
To: John Holstein <jonhol2 at netscape.net>; stuart.read at planning.nsw.gov.au <stuart.read at planning.nsw.gov.au>
Cc: antony.lewis66 at gmail.com <antony.lewis66 at gmail.com>; imacian1 at bigpond.com <imacian1 at bigpond.com>; anniphil at bigpond.com <anniphil at bigpond.com>; Brian Count 3 <geoffsellman at yahoo.com.au>; Kevin Crouse <kevinarabica at gmail.com>; Brian Powyer <bpowyer at optusnet.com.au>
Sent: Wed, Jul 6, 2011 10:31 am
Subject: Parra Heritage - Lennox Bridge interventions



Hi John, Stuart, readers


As a previous member of the National Trust in Parramatta and an early participant in the CAMWEST Heritage Ride formation may I draw you attention to a real concern for Parramatta's heritage and seek clarification and media support from CAMWEST  in this matter. This issue is (i hope) to protect the 172year old Lennox Bridge buttresses and call for heritage conservation friendly design of the potential cycleway underpasses. This is a call for creative innovation - for architectural interventions rather than the 'obvious' impacting proposal now in the media.



It is reported that Council is investigating cutting pathway holes either side of the arch if Lennox Bridge - potentially for direct line cycleway links and to accommodate new redevelopment of the south side (in future at least). I am personally aware that Heritage Centre staff are also horrified at the direct arch hole justification presented by Council (councillors/ planners).


http://www.parramattasun.com.au/news/local/news/general/landmark-could-be-changed-forever/2212209.aspx


Clearly more heritage-compatible and still acceptable options need to be advocated. This includes community proposing and asking for solutions such as dual 'dog-legged' angled underpass tunnels located beyond the current view of the heritage item's sandstone fabric, and set below the roadway.


Would it be possible for CAMWEST to support this alternative solution and put it forward? I'm happy to talk with you further of course.


Kind regards 


Simon Alexander Cook 0419124153
http://mpathe.com.au


On 05/07/2011, at 8:22 PM, John Holstein <jonhol2 at netscape.net> wrote:




Hi Antony & others,
                           
John Holstein 
Member of CAMWEST (http://camwest.pps.com.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West. 

"if we don't change direction, we will end up where we are headed" (Professor Irwin Corey 
American vaudeville comic and actor (1914 - ) )


-----Original Message-----
From: antony.lewis66 at gmail.com
To: jonhol2 at netscape.net
Cc: simonalexandercook at yahoo.com; 












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