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
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    WestCONnex Parliamentary Inquiry videos

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    A NSW Parliamentary Inquiry was established on 21 June 2018 to inquire into and report on the impact of the WestConnex project.

    Public hearings were held on the 9th, 11th and 15th of October. Another is now planned for the 7th of November. This post will be progressively updated to compile the live streams broadcast on the parliament website. WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE - please email info@westconnex.info if you are able to help with screen capturing the live stream.

     

    HEARING SCHEDULE
    INQUIRY INTO THE IMPACT OF THE WESTCONNEX PROJECT

    Tuesday 9 October 2018
    Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
    Schedule Transcript

    9.15 am Government panel – Transport cluster
    Mr Ken Kanofski Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services
    Ms Camilla Drover Executive Director, Motorways Division, Roads and Maritime Services
    Facebook video link

    10.45 am Government panel – NSW Treasury and DPC
    Mr Phil Gardner Deputy Secretary, Commercial, NSW Treasury
    Mr Jim Dawson Executive Director, Commercial Assets, NSW Treasury
    Ms Kim Curtain Executive Director, Infrastructure and Structured Finance, NSW Treasury
    Ms Sally Walkom Executive Director, Commercial Branch, Department of Premier and Cabinet
    Facebook video link

    11.45 am Rozelle community panel
    Mr Peter Hehir Convenor, Rozelle Against WestConnex (RAW)
    Mr Brian Gorman, Representative, North West Rozelle Residents
    Ms Denise Corrigan, Representative, North West Rozelle Residents
    Facebook video link

    1.30 pm
    Dr Patrick Harris Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney School of Medicine, representing the Public Health Association of Australia
    Facebook video link

    2.00 pm Local government panel
    Councillor Darcy Byrne Mayor, Inner West Council
    Mr John Warburton Deputy General Manager, Community and Engagement, Inner West Council
    Mr Kendall Banfield Manager, WestConnex Unit, Inner West Council
    Councillor Gulian Vaccari Mayor, Strathfield Council
    Facebook video link Part 1 Part 2

    3.00 pm Annandale and Leichhardt community panel
    Mr Kelvin Riordan Convenor, NoW Annandale
    Mr Richard Dudley-Smith Co-convenor, NoW Annandale
    Ms Ann-Therese King Vice president and WestConnex Liaison Officer, Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt P&C
    Ms Jane Crawford President, Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt P&C
    Facebook video link (until 46 minute mark)

    3.45 pm
    Dr Glen Searle Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney
    Facebook video link (from 47m24s mark)

    4.15 pm
    Ms Mary Court Secretary, Penrith Valley Community Unions, Spokesperson, No M4 Tolls
    Facebook video link

     

    Thursday 11 October 2018
    Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
    Schedule Transcript

    9.30 am
    Mr Marcus Ray Deputy Secretary, Planning Services, Department of Planning and Environment
    Mr Glenn Snow Acting Executive Director, Priority Projects, Department of Planning and Environment
    Facebook video link

    10.30 am
    Dr Raymond Nassar Specialist anaesthetist
    Facebook video link

    11.15 am
    Mr John English Chairperson, Beverly Hills North Progress Association
    Ms Kathryn Calman Member, Beverly Hills North Progress Association
    Facebook video link

    12.00 pm
    Mr Jim Betts CEO, Infrastructure NSW
    Ms Marina Grobbelaar Acting Deputy CEO and Head of Investor Assurance, Infrastructure NSW
    Facebook video link

    1.45 pm
    Mr Richard Olsen State Secretary, Transport Workers Union 
    Mr Robert Rasmussen Official, Transport Workers Union
    Facebook video link

    2.30 pm
    Ms Margaret Crawford Auditor-General of New South Wales, Audit Office of NSW
    Mr Scott Stanton Assistant Auditor-General, Financial Audit, Audit Office of NSW
    Ms Claudia Migotto Assistant Auditor-General, Performance Audit, Audit Office of NSW
    Facebook video link

    3.30 pm Haberfield community panel
    Mr Malachy Ward WestConnex Liaison Officer, Haberfield Association
    Ms Cynthia Moore Member, Haberfield Association
    Ms Sherrill Nixon Head of the WestConnex subcommittee and Member, Haberfield Public School P&C
    Ms Rachel Brittliff Member, Haberfield Public School P&C
    Facebook video link

    4.15 pm
    Ms Merilyn Fairskye Co-convenor, Newtown Residents Against WestConnex
    Mr Ben Aveling Co-convenor, Alexandria Residents Action Group
    Dr Lesley Treleaven Convenor, Camperdown Residents Against WestConnex
    Professor Paul Torzillo Head of Respiratory Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, appearing with Camperdown Residents Against WestConnex
    Facebook video link

     

    Monday 15 October 2018
    Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
    Schedule Transcript

    9.00 am Sydney Motorway Corporation
    Mr Dennis Cliche Former Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Motorway Corporation
    Mr Peter Jones Former Project Director, Stage 3, Sydney Motorway Corporation
    Facebook video link

    10.00 am
    Mr Andrew Head Chief Executive Officer, WestConnex
    Facebook video link

    11.00 am
    Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Mayor, City of Sydney
    Ms Monica Barone, Chief Executive Officer, City of Sydney
    Mr Kim Woodbury, Chief Operations Officer, City of Sydney
    Mr Sebastian Smyth, Executive Manager Access and Transport, City of Sydney
    Mr Terry Rawnsley, Principal and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
    Youtube video link

    11.45 am
    Professor John Sheehan AM Chairman, Desane Group Holdings Limited
    Facebook video link

    1.30 pm VALUERS
    Mr Michael Parker, Acting Valuer General, Office of the Valuer General
    Mr Paul Goldsmith, Principal Valuer Compensation, Valuation Services, Property NSW
    Facebook video link

    2.15 pm
    Mr John Lozano, No WestConnex: Public Transport
    Mr Matthew Doherty, EcoTransit
    Mr Jim Donovan, Action for Public Transport
    Facebook video link

    3.00 pm
    Dr Michelle Zeibots Research Director, UTS Transport Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney
    Facebook video link Part 1 Part 2

    3.45 pm
    Ms Janet Dandy-Ward, Treasurer, WestConnex Action Group
    Ms Rhea Liebmann, Spokesperson, WestConnex Action Group
    Dr Jane Durie, Spokesperson, WestConnex Action Group
    Facebook video link

    4.30 pm
    Ms Kate Cotis, Resident, St Peters
    Ms Tamara Regan, Resident, St Peters
    Dr Sarina Kilham, Spokesperson, WestConnex subcommittee, St Peters Public School P&C
    Facebook video link

    5.15 pm
    Mr Richard Capuano, Former resident, St Peters
    Ms Shelley Jensen, Former resident, St Peters
    Facebook video link


    Wednesday 7 November 2018

    Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
    Schedule Transcript

    10.00 am 
    Mr Marcus Ray Deputy Secretary, Planning Services, Department of Planning and Environment
    Mr David Gainsford Executive Director, Priority Projects Assessment, Department of Planning and Environment
    Mr Glenn Snow Director, Transport Assessments, Department of Planning and Environment
    Mr Mark Gifford Chief Environmental Regulator, Environment Protection Authority
    Mr Stephen Lancken Independent Chair, M4 East Air Quality Community Consultative Committee

    Facebook video link

    1.00 pm
    Mr Ken Kanofski, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services
    Ms Camilla Drover, Executive Director, Motorways Division, Roads and Maritime Services
    Facebook video link

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    WestConnex M4 Widening Stage 1a Submission by No WestConnex

    The first stage of WestCONnex was Stage 1a, the widening of the M4 from Parramatta to Strathfield. This is the submission from No WestCONnex: Public Transport on the Environmental Impact Statement, from September 2014


    Submission to SSI 13_6148
    Regarding the M4 Western Motorway - WestConnex M4 Widening

    From NoW Public Transport Inc - September 2014

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing on behalf of the members and member groups of the non-profit NSW incorporated association: NoW Public Transport. I am writing to oppose the widening of the M4 Motorway as detailed in the Environmental Impact Statement attached to the application #SSI 13_6148.

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