Residents demand end to fake WestCONnex approval process

Stop Westconnex campaigners today occupied the NSW Department of Planning building in Pitt Street, Sydney, calling on the Department to reject the Environmental Impact Statement for the Stage 3 Westconnex tollway.

Stage 3 WestCONnex consists of twin tunnels between St Peters and Haberfield and Rozelle, several massive construction sites and a huge three level interchange at Rozelle.

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Letter Opposing EIS Approval

We have a new letter to the Secretary of Planning. This is the do gooder platform which is designed to automatically send letters to decision makers. IT WILL TAKE YOU JUST ONE MINUTE TO SIGN

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 http://westconnexactiongroup.good.do/tellnswplanningsecdonotapprovestage3westconnex/letter/

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Open Letter to Gladys

On 22nd November at 8am, join politicians, community groups  and residents who have signed the Open Letter Opposing WestCONnex as we deliver it to Gladys Berejiklian at Parliament House.  More than 5,000 people have signed this letter calling for a halt to WestCONnex construction and an independent review of the whole sorry mess.

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Give westCONnex the heel and toe

Let your hair down and join us for another famous Bushwackers' Big Family Bush Dance on Fri 27 October at Addison Rd Community Centre. A good ol' fashioned knees-up to raise funds for the WestCONnex Legal Fund and the Addison Rd Community Centre.

 

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Coalition against WestConnex publishes People's EIS

Statement by Coalition against WestConnex

The Coalition against WestConnex (CAW), a network of community groups opposed to WestConnex, has launched the People’s M4/M5 EIS.

The People’s M4/M5 EIS is a website designed to help people make submissions to NSW Planning, which is currently assessing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WestConnex Stage 3, a tunnel between St Peters and Haberfield and Rozelle in Sydney's Inner West. Despite calls for a longer period, the public has been given only 60 days to respond to an EIS of 7000 pages.

 

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OFFICIAL: WESTCONNEX ALLOWED TO FLOUT ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) has been told by the Minister for the Environment, and the Chair & CEO of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), that the WestCONnex project is exempt from one of the EPA’s most powerful sanctions for breaches of environmental laws, a stop-work order or Prohibition Notice.

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RPA's Prof Paul Torzillo on WestCONnex's devastating health impacts

Professor Paul Torzillo, Executive Clinical Director and Head of Respiratory Medicine at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) hospital, spoke out about the extensive physical, mental and social health impacts of WestCONnex at a recent public meeting in Camperdown. Here's the video along with the transcript of his talk.

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More fake "consultation" from WestCONnex

The Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) is currently in the process of conducting consultation sessions on its Concept Design for the WestCONnex M4-M5 Link. Wendy Bacon went along to the first sessions in Camperdown and Leichhardt, and has provided the following report.

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Selling off WestCONnex: What does it mean?

WestCONnex was meant to be funded using a combination of taxpayer dollars, tolls, and the sale of the roads' toll concessions. But the Berejiklian government has just announced its intention to sell off the company tasked with building it - the Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC). This was first announced as the sale of a 51% stake in the SMC, but it's now been confirmed that the government is considering selling off the SMC in its entirety. So what does this mean for the people of NSW - and the future of WestCONnex? Commercial lawyer and WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) spokesperson Rhea Liebmann explains.

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"If we design cities and regions for cars, they fail for everyone, including drivers"

We found this snippet of an interview with leading urban planner Brent Toderian online. In just a few minutes, he explains why building new roads like WestCONnex fail to solve congestion - and what cities and suburbs can do instead.

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