2009 - Year of the Freight Line:Casula
The New Year will herald a major rail shutdown in the Liverpool area due to RailCorp track work. Residents are hoping that the respite from regular traffic will not be replaced by excessive worksite noise, especially at night. Noise complaints have and will continue to be lodged whenever local residents are inconvenienced. 2009 will also see the ARTC begin the freight line construction in earnest. New noise tests are to be conducted in the Liverpool and Casula areas to determine if the previous noise models are realistic. Recently, some residents received assurances of full support from the local state and federal members. We are hoping that this will translate into adequate and fair noise abatement facilities being constructed in our area, as has been done elsewhere in Sydney.