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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more