• Michael Andjelkovic

74 WHY Paper Petitions and why so many?

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Nov 1, 2018 — 

Good Morning Fellow Residents, Commuters and Petition Supporters

You May have seen me at Edmondson Park, Glenfield or Holsworthy Stations Last week and then at Leppington Station this week collecting Signatures on Paper Petitions and many have asked WHY when over 7000 people have signed the Online Petition already.

The answer is in NSW Legislation - technically the Online Petition doesn't count in Parliament. ( you can read the rules here https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la/petitions/Pages/About-petitions.aspx )

SO to Have OUR VOICES heard in Parliament we must lodge a Paper Petition with Original Signatures and addresses via a Local Member of Parliament as per the rules.

IF there is a Petition with 500 or More Signatures then the Minister is required to lodge, with the Clerk, a response to the petition. The response, from the Minister, must be received within 35 calendar days from the date a petition is received. 

So since there are 6 Electorates that are affected by the Car Parking Crisis, with 6 local MP's it seems only right that we lodge 6 Paper Petitions of just over 500 signatures, addressing issues from each electorate.

Petition Update Link

Petition Link https://www.change.org/p/increase-commuter-parking-at-edmondson-park-and-leppington-train-stations/u/23522930

5 Paper Petitions Delivered

Nov 13, 2018 — 

Good Morning Fellow Residents, Commuters and Petition Supporters

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who signed Car Parking Crisis Petitions calling for #MoreParkingNow plus Better Bus Services and Better Infrastructure.

YOU are Awesome !

A Total of 5 Separate Car Parking Crisis Petitions were delivered to the 5 Local MP's  listed below ready for Lodgement with the Clerk at Parliament House in Macquarie St Sydney.

1) Chris Patterson MP Member for Camden 532 Signatures

2) Melanie Gibbons MP Member for Holsworthy 551 Signatures

3) Paul Lynch MP Member for Liverpool 573 Signatures

4) Tanya Davis MP Member for Mulgoa 544 Signatures

5) Anoulack Chanthivong MP Member for Macquarie Fields 569 Signatures

See Photos of Petition Delivery in the Following link  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1285094651628944&id=726441754160906

A total of 2,769 Signatures were obtained from Local Commuters, Local Residents and Leppington School Families in less than three weeks and the Petitions wouldn't exist without YOUR support.

The Paper Petitions were Delivered to the Various MP's Offices on Friday (09/11/18) and Monday (12/11/18) to be Lodged with the Clerk at Parliament House by Mr Patterson Today (Tuesday the 13th November 2018) on behalf of the Community.

Petitions are one of the most traditional Parliamentary processes, being a means by which individuals can directly place requests of grievances before the Parliament. Each sitting day in the House, the Clerk reports the receipt of petitions from Members.

Read about rules of Petitions Here https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la/petitions/Pages/About-petitions.aspx


After the Petition is Lodged in Parliament then Ministers are required to lodge, with the Clerk, a response to a petition signed by 500 or more persons. The response must be received within 35 calendar days from the date a petition is received.

IF the Petition is Lodged today in Parliament the 13th November 2018 a reply from the Minister is to be expected by the 18th December 2018.

For now all we can do is wait until a reply is received from the Minister.

Lets hope that a positive answer is received from the Minister in relation to these Petitions before Christmas and that Both Major Parties will commit to Building Multi Level Car Parks at Edmondson Park and Leppington Stations as has been the objective of the Online Petition from the very beginning in March 2018 and as Stated in the 26th March 2018 Update

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Yours Sincerely

Michael Andjelkovic JP

Independent Community Campaigner for Greater Liverpool

Petition Update Link


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