So far Mosman residents have not been subjected to the extreme trauma of having their homes or business premises resumed by NSW Govt to make way for one of Bulldozer Baird’s extreme public transport infrastructure projects, like WetConnex.
But judging by the front page article in this week’s Mosman Daily it may not be long before we see dramatic effects happening to people operating businesses along Spit and Military Roads, where the proposed B-Line bus service will be operating. It appears parking along this route will disappear 7 days x 24 hours. Will there be any compensation for the effected businesses?
Many of you will recall the successful cafes that operated for years on the ferry wharves at Mosman Bay and Cremorne Point. The inflexible Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) forced those businesses to close very quickly, and offered them no hope that they would be given an special consideration to re-apply for the commercial lease once the wharf reconstruction is finished.
Mosman Bay Wharf still has now cafe, and no tenant where a shoe repair business existed for many years either. So RMS has form for not respecting small business operators who are tenants on their properties.
IT COULD HAPPEN IN MOSMAN TOO!
Bulldozer Baird admitted publicly quite some weeks ago that he was aware of failings in the management of compensation to owners who have had the homes resumed for WestConnex. This deplorable treament of residents and business owners has been confined largely to people along the route of the WestConnex at Haberfield and St Peters so far. But would you like to be bullied in same way that those residents if you find RMS wants to widen Spit or Military Road for the B-Line bus service?
So why is this failed compensation system still creating headline?
Bulldozer Baird is very quick to claim credit for his brave new world. How about resetting the priorities on contractors and public servants alike to treat residents with respect and leave them with their dignity.
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