Radio Ski Row interview on WestCONnex: Driving Sydney to Destruction

On Thursday 11 August, Janet Dandy-Ward from WestCONnex Action Group spoke to Colin Hesse on Radio Skid Row about our upcoming event, WestCONnex: Driving Sydney to Destruction.

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Inner West Council not taking enough action

On 28 July 2016, we joined volunteers from other WestCONnex community action groups to meet with Inner West Council (IWC) Administrator Richard Pearson. It became clear that, despite its stated promise to “oppose WestCONnex in the strongest terms”, IWC is focusing on damage control and is not proactively opposing WestCONnex.

 

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Some notes for people affected by WestCONnex acquisitions

We’ve had many shocked and distressed people approach us for information after learning that their homes or businesses are to be acquired for WestCONnex. While we can’t offer legal advice on this, we can offer some information that may help based on what other residents have experienced.

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What it's like to live next to a WestCONnex construction site

Arron Fletcher's Haberfield home is right next to a planned entry/exit portal and pollution stack for WestCONnex, and he and his young family wake up every morning to the sounds, sights and smells of heavy construction. After he posted a video of this on Twitter, we asked if we could share it here. He not only agreed, but also wrote about what it's like to live like this, knowing WestCONnex is doomed to fail.

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Highlights from the Stop WestCONnex Community Rally

Filmmaker Russ Hermann has just released this highlights reel of performances, speeches and footage from the Stop WestCONnex Community Rally in Easton Park Rozelle on 26 June 2016. Speakers include transport expert Dr Michelle Zeibots of UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, investigative journalist Prof Wendy Bacon and WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie.

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The Chaser's Election Desk ft. Bill Holliday

Watch the cameo by stop-WestCONnex campaigner Bill Holliday on The Chaser's Election Desk (ABC, 29 June 2016).

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Talking WestCONnex on Eastside FM 89.7

WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke to Ruth Hessey at Eastside FM on 4 July 2016 about WestCONnex, the Federal election, and her upcoming appearance at the July GreenUps event with Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

For more about July GreenUps event, visit the Facebook event page.

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Election 2016: Where the parties stand on WestCONnex

People have been asking us who they should vote for when it comes to WestCONnex. While we can't tell you how to vote - that's your decision - we can tell you where the parties stand on WestCONnex, particularly when it comes to halting the $2.26 billion in Federal funding that hasn't been paid.

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So, WestCONnex. Is it a good project? No.

Researcher Patrick Gallagher posted this scathing critique of WestCONnex on Facebook a few weeks ago. It's well worth a read to understand the 'good', the bad and the ugly of WestCONnex. Republished with his permission.

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Why I got involved in stopping WestCONnex

If it wasn't for the wonderful Chris Lego hooking us up with the equally wonderful Reclaim the Streets, many of our biggest rallies and direct actions wouldn't have happened. Chris recently wrote this piece about what inspired him to help stop WestCONnex. Enjoy.

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