Bligh Park forms resident’s association to lobby government

Susan Templeman speaks at a meeting of Bligh Park residents. Picture: Supplied

Susan Templeman speaks at a meeting of Bligh Park residents. Picture: Supplied

BLIGH Park will soon have a resident’s association thanks to a number of unresolved issues within the suburb.

Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman and her office are helping the group form, so that it can advocate to the three levels of government for support on issues it feels are important to Bligh Park.

A meeting to help the group get started is on May 1, where nominations for steering committee will be accepted.

Ms Templeman said there were a number of issues which were always raised when speaking to people in Bligh Park.

"No one would be surprised to hear that roads and access into Bligh Park along with bus timetables were key issues, but also things like police action on guns being discharged," Ms Templeman said.

Ms Templeman said well run resident’s associations were an effective way to lobby for better funding, services or change in an area.

"During the last election campaign I spoke with many people in Bligh Park about the things they would like to change, and promised that whether I won or lost the election, I'd see if I could help them get a local group organised. So I'm simply following through on that promise," she said.

The meeting is from 6 to 7pm on May 1, at the Bligh Park Neighbourhood Centre.

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