Blog: Defending Sydney Park - Day 19


Friday 7 October 2016, was Day 19 of the Save Sydney Park blockade. 

Hundreds of mature trees lining Euston Road and in Sydney Park are threatened with removal for the Baird Government's giant $17 billion tollroad project. 

After a standoff lasting 18 days, WestConnex finally gained planning approval for the removal of a small number of trees on either side of the point at which the Munni stormwater channel passes under Euston Road, St Peters. Amid wild scenes, blockaders were dragged away by a large force of police.

The blockade continues.14224720_1226148947448749_6311985084984610404_n.jpg