About NoW (NoWestconnex) Public Transport

NoW (NoWestConnex) Public Transport is a coalition of community groups working to protect our suburbs and environment and promote real solutions for active and public transport. Affiliated groups include Wolli Creek Preservation Society and EcoTransit. Other groups include WestCon Community Action Groups (Haberfield and Ashfield, and Concord and Strathfield chapters), and Save Ashfield Park. These community groups have formed an incorporated association called NoW Public Transport.

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Stop WestConnex, 33km of toll road destruction planned for Sydney.

No Westconnex: Public Transport is an alliance of groups and individuals from across Sydney campaigning against the WestConnex toll roads and in favour of public transport solutions.

About NoW (NoWestconnex) Public Transport

NoW (NoWestConnex) Public Transport is a coalition of community groups working to protect our suburbs and environment and promote real solutions for active and public transport. Affiliated groups include Wolli Creek Preservation Society and EcoTransit. Other groups include WestCon Community Action Groups (Haberfield and Ashfield, and Concord and Strathfield chapters), and Save Ashfield Park. These community groups have formed an incorporated association called NoW Public Transport.

- See more at: http://westconnex.info/about/#sthash.NrJEkNzM.dpuf
  • From the blog

    WestCONnex M4-M5 CONtractor Announced

    The new WestCONnex CONsortium - Companies alleged to be involved in tax-dodging, bribery & corruption

     

    The three companies selected by the NSW Government this week to build Stage 3 of WestConnex have a troubling recent history of alleged corruption, bribery and tax-dodging. But it seems their combined lack of ethics hasn't prevented Premier Gladys Berejiklian from handing over billions of dollars in taxpayers money to the consortium consisting of Lend Lease, Samsung C&T Corporation and Bouygues Construction (LSB).

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    Explainer - what is WestCONnex Stage 3?

    WestCONnex has been deliberately planned in stages not only to mask the cumulative impacts, but also to create the impression that each successive stage is necessary to 'link' the project together. As such, Stage 3 is an $8 billion road from the M4 at Haberfield to the M5 at St Peters, with the virtually unbuildable Rozelle interchange tacked on. The government is hoping to create the illusion that this will 'keep the traffic underground'. But if this were the case then WestCONnex would merely act as a giant u-turn.

    The reality is that Stage 3 is a western bypass of the CBD, whose purpose is to allow north shore drivers to get a bit closer to the airport before they reach the next bottleneck. The shameful thing is that regardless of whether western Sydney drivers use it, this most expensive stage of WestCONnex is being paid for by forcing them to pay new tolls on previously free public roads.

    You can learn more about WestCONnex Stage 3 in this talk by Terry Lee-Williams, the City of Sydney’s Chief Transport Advisor.

    We hope this graphic captures some of the absurdity of the entire scheme.

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  • Upcoming events

    FIX NSW TRANSPORT - 2018 City Lantern Walk
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 1415 rsvps
    Sydney Town Hall in Sydney, Australia

    NSW has become a joke when it comes to transport. Gladys is wasting $45 billion on WestCONnex and other toll roads while public transport is falling to pieces. The cost blowouts and secrecy are frightening.

    The train timetable doesn't work, the drivers are overworked, the trains are packed and the stations are inaccessible for the mobility impaired. Planners have been told not to consider public transport and instead to push private tollroads. The limited public transport being built is unfit for purpose, and designed for privatisation and private over-development.

    Massive tolls on previously free roads are being inflicted on car dependent communities. Private toll operators have a near monopoly on the motorways and through their political donations control the major parties.

    Outer Sydney homes and farms are threatened by new motorway corridors designed on the back of an envelope. These precious areas provide green corridors and local food production and must be retained. Wealthy developers get the inside running to buy and sell rezoned land for a quick windfall. Heritage in Windsor is being trashed.

    Our car dependency is killing us. Obesity is a national epidemic. We must encourage active transport - walking and cycling should be the first choice for short trips and getting to school. Safe cycling lanes must be built and the war on cycling must stop.

    Despite international students providing a huge boost to the NSW economy and knowledge industry jobs, we are the only state in Australia where they cannot get travel concession cards.

    Interstate high speed rail seems further away than ever. It has the potential to provide sustainable long distance transport from renewable electricity and plenty of jobs. Instead our leaders are focussed on a toll road to a new airport.

    Deaths from heavy trucks on local streets have spiked and shows no sign of improvement. Transport experts recommendations to put the majority of freight onto rail have been ignored for 40 years.

    Newcastle's rail line has been ripped up, the whole system is being privatised and the people are fuming.

    You might think that transport is a rational issue where decisions are made in the best interests of the public and the problem will be fixed by 'the experts'. It will not. The vested interests have taken control. We the people must become active and fight back.

    We must build a massive movement that will stand up and force change ourselves.

    If you support this vision, join us for the Fix NSW Transport - City Lantern Walk on August 11th.

    Lantern workshops coming soon.


    Want to get involved? Email: lantern@westconnex.info

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/184634588836161/

    ENDORSED BY:
    No WestCONnex: Public Transport, Ecotransit, Friends of Erskineville, Keep Sydney Beautiful

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