OLD WINDSOR BRIDGE PROTESTS

OLD WINDSOR BRIDGE

THREE MEMBERs from three different action groups stood on the Old Windsor Bridge on Wednesday morning calling for work on demolishing the bridge to stop. They left after being spoken to by local police.

The move was the latest in the campaign to get the State Government to stop demolition work on the heritage bridge and retain it as a pedestrian walkway into Windsor.

OLD WINDSOR BRIDGEHawkesbury City Council has set up a survey asking residents their view on the 1874 bridge, which Hawkesbury Mayor Barry Calvert says 80 per cent want to retain.

THE MAYOR’S POLL www.yourhawkesburyyoursay.com.au/windsorbr/survey_tools/do-youwant-to-save-windsor-bridge

A delegation from Hawkesbury City Council along w ith community groups met with Hawkesbury State MP Robyn Preston to ask the Government to put a hold on demolition of the bridge pending a community discussion regarding re purposing and future uses for the old Windsor Bridge.

Patricia Schwartz said the delegation included Hawkesbury Mayor Barry Calvert, deputy Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett plus councillors Danielle Wheeler and John Ross who were joined by representatives from Defenders of Thompson Square, Community Action for Windsor Bridge, the Heritage Act, the Wobblers, The Windsor Business Group and Bells Line of Road Action Group and the North Richmond and District Community Action Association (NRDCAA).

She said: “The Old Windsor Bridge is seen as an important heritage asset for Windsor that could become a great tourist attraction linking Thompson Square with Macquarie Park and becoming part of a heritage walkway through the commercial heart of Windsor.”

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