More discussion on Wedderburn road

Two issues: Both former Campbelltown councillor Rudi Kolkman and Wollondilly councillor Ray Law previously supported reopening Lysaght Road. Picture: Chris Lane
Two issues: Both former Campbelltown councillor Rudi Kolkman and Wollondilly councillor Ray Law previously supported reopening Lysaght Road. Picture: Chris Lane

Wedderburn resident Caroline Flood is fed up with council discussions about Lysaght Road and wants to see action now.

There has only been one accessible road in and out of Wedderburn for decades as the ownership of Lysaght Road – which is closed – has been debated by local, state and federal governments.

As the matter of the road came before Campbelltown Council again last week, Ms Flood said it was time to stop worrying about who owned the road and whose job it was to fund its reopening and actually work to open it.

“There is an urgent need to have Lysaght Road opened as a priority and not an urgent need to have it sealed,” she told the council.

Council officers recommended the council liaise with the Roads and Maritime Service to provide state government support for the extension of Lysaght Road through to Appin Road. Councillors supported the recommendation.

Cr George Greiss was sympathetic to Ms Flood’s appeal for urgency.

“We have two conflicts here: who owns the road, the crown or the council, and the access to Wedderburn,” he said. “I think we’re hung up on one concept when we should be working to get access to Wedderburn. That’s what we should be doing, not worrying about who owns the land in the bushfire and flood prone area.”