Sydney residents fighting fears of Bunnings traffic congestion

Parents of a small school in Sydney's Inner West are fighting a David and Goliath battle against a proposed development to build the largest Bunnings store in Sydney.

Sydney residents fighting fears of Bunnings traffic congestion

Parents of a small school in Sydney's Inner West are fighting a David and Goliath battle against a proposed development to build the largest Bunnings store in Sydney.

Concerned residents around Tempe Public School on Union Street are campaigning to have traffic lights installed for the new store, which would prevent large volumes of shopper traffic from travelling along a narrow one-way street adjacent to the school.

Campaigners say they are not against the development of the Bunnings, but feel the store's proposed traffic plan would funnel too much traffic into high-density streets.

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"We've been campaigning for so long and no one is listening," Tempe Public school parent Elizabeth Walker said.

"I think the corporates only care about the bottom line."

"It's hard enough getting a car down these streets without knocking everyone's mirrors, let alone potentially having an accident with a child crossing the road," resident Jack Breen said.

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The Inner West Council has committed $25,000 to help the cause of campaigners after estimating the current traffic plan would send 1400 cars past the school every day.

Bunnings has said it is working with an independent traffic consultant to come up with the safest possible transport solution.

Transport for NSW say the campaigner's suggestion of installing traffic lights would also be unsafe.

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Plea for Prime Minister to help catch killer after local authorities drop case.

Adelaide woman presumed murdered after visiting dying mum in Malaysia

The family of a missing Adelaide grandmother presumed murdered in Malaysia has issued a plea to Prime Minister Scott Morrison for help in catching her killer.

Anna Jenkins disappeared while visiting the country to see her dying mother, but local police have dropped the case and Australian authorities have never intervened.

Greg Jenkins has a bag full of his mother's final possessions that have been returned, but what he fears he'll never have is justice for her.

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"They just put mum's possessions in two bags and then just dropped them and said 'you're right to take them'," Mr Jenkins said.

His mother went missing in Malaysia in December 2017, but he said police did little and the family was forced to launch their own investigation.

A tip-off in August last year led Mr Jenkins to a roadside in the country, where he found items belonging to his mother.

"Within two minutes of being there I found mum's shoe," he said.

Mr Jenkins then found some of her bones buried in rubble nearby.

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Adelaide family search for answers after mum presumed murdered in Malaysia

He delivered the grim news to his sister Jen, who was at home in Australia.

"We knew it wasn't good but, you know, you still have some hope that she's going to be ok," she said.

While Anna is presumed murdered, Malaysian authorities have closed the case, leaving the Jenkins family desperate for answers.

SA Best MP Frank Pangallo wrote to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Minister today, urging them to initiate discussions "as a matter of urgency" with the Malaysian government to begin a formal investigation.

"We have got to remember that an Australian citizen has gone missing and was likely murdered," Mr Pangallo said.

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"I'll be calling on the South Australian parliament to write to the authorities in Malaysia, including the king, to intervene."

At the very least, the family wants Anna's remains released, so she can be brought home.

"We're trying to get assistance to get mum's bones back so we can actually do a proper memorial for her," Mr Jenkins said.

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