Peta Muller, commuter, says more cars flocking to the city would be 'ludicrous'

Plain crazy: Peta Muller, pictured this week at the Innovation Campus at North Wollongong, is lending her voice to the push for major rail upgrades. Picture: Robert Peet

Plain crazy: Peta Muller, pictured this week at the Innovation Campus at North Wollongong, is lending her voice to the push for major rail upgrades. Picture: Robert Peet

Peta Muller wants what tens of thousands of Illawarra commuters want: a faster trip to work in Sydney.

And she’s not going to get it if the Government bulldozes through the Royal National Park to extend the F6 freeway.

Ms Muller, 37, commutes three days a week from Thirroul to the Sydney CBD for her business analyst job in a bank, travelling about an hour and 45 minutes each way. That’s about six hours a week she doesn’t get to spend with her kids.

“By the time I get home I get an hour to spend with the kids then they’re going to bed,” she said.

She said the Government should invest in existing rail infrastructure rather than extending the F6 in Sydney.

“Because we live in a kind of corridor, most people would live within ten minutes’ drive of a train station,” Ms Muller said. “It’s just ludicrous that we should be building highways so we can send more cars into the city. It’s already crazy traffic there now.

“We should be looking at what we’ve got and improving on that.”