Yesterday morning - Newtown residents informing locals on the impacts of #WestCONnex on Newtown and surrounding suburbs. Organised by WestCONnex Action Group (WAG). Continue reading
About 40 Rozelle residents occupied the Victoria Rd footbridge while clad in white paper overalls and face masks, alongside a few white elephants and a packet of "westCONnex unfiltered" to send the message to the Berejiklian government that we won't tolerate their assault on our community's health and wellbeing. The action, organised by Rozelle Against WestCONnex (RAW), drew attention to the health impacts caused by this destructive motorway. Continue reading
NO WESTCONNEX: PUBLIC TRANSPORT SUBMISSION ON EPA & OEH CONSULTATION PAPER FOR CLEAN AIR IN NSW Author: Warwick Pearse Adjunct Associate Professor School of Public Health, QUT. On behalf of No WestConnex: Public Transport INTRODUCTION No WestConnex: Public Transport (NoWPT) is a coalition of community groups and individuals from across Sydney campaigning to protect our suburbs and environment from the WestConnex toll road, and in favour of active and public transport solutions. We are an incorporated association and a member group of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW. Continue reading
No WestConnex: Public Transport welcomes the news that NSW Premier Mike Baird will resign from Parliament. His resignation shows the strength of the many grass-roots campaigners fighting against his government's destructive policies. These include forced council amalgamations, the backflip on the greyhound ban, senseless privatisations and of course the WestConnex private toll road, among many others. Continue reading
Don’t believe the hype – Stage 3 of WestConnex, which includes the proposed Rozelle extension, has yet to be approved and it can be stopped! If you listened only to the PR spin coming from the NSW Baird Government and their toll road construction arm,Sydney Motorway Corporation, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Rozelle WestConnex extension has already been approved. Continue reading
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is currently assessing whether appropriate steps were taken to protect the Commonwealth's interests and obtain value for money in respect to the $3.5 billion in Commonwealth funding committed to the NSW Government for the WestConnex project. The ANAO sought public submissions up until July 2016. You can read our submission here.
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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t2GAjrhhMM
On Saturday 1 October 2016 – day 13 of the Camp Frogmouth blockade of WestConnex work on Euston Road – the Save Sydney Park Festival brings Sydneysiders together to express their opposition to the removal of thousands of trees in Sydney Park and along Campbell Road, Euston Road and McEvoy Street and the resumption of parkland for the controversial $17 billion project. Continue reading