Stop the demolition of the old Windsor Bridge

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert, is calling upon Robyn Preston, the Member for the state seat of Hawkesbury, to immediately stop the demolition of the old Windsor Bridge and conduct a proper public consultation about the bridge’s future. Mayor Calvert believes that if a proper consultation was held, at least 80% of Hawkesbury residents would vote to save the old bridge.

“There was a great deal of discussion over the last few years about the replacement bridge but most people were unaware that the demolition of the old bridge was also going to take place. In the literature and information distributed about the new bridge, the fate of the old bridge was hardly mentioned”, Mayor Calvert said.

“I challenge the Member for Hawkesbury to hold a proper consultation and ask the people whether they want to keep the old bridge. If she honestly believes that the residents of Hawkesbury want to demolish the bridge then she has nothing to lose by delaying the demolition and asking the people”.

“Once this bridge is gone, it is gone forever and I believe that Robyn Preston is making a big mistake if she honestly believes that the people of Hawkesbury care so little about their heritage that they would condone the demolition of this important part of our history.”

You can also contact Robyn Preston MP Member for Hawkesbury by via email hawkesbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au or tweet @RobynNSW on Twitter and mention @robynprestonmpforhawkesbury on Instagram or tag @RobynPrestonMPMemberforHawkesbury on Facebook to Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge.

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