More than 400 people are expected to join Reclaim the Streets Sydney and members of the WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) tomorrow for a walking tour of the parts of St Peters the Baird Government plans to destroy for WestCONnex.
Named “Jurassic Car Park” after the dinosaur remains that were found in nearbySydney Park, the tour will take in the parts of St Peters where homes,businesses and parklands will be destroyed to make way for the $15.4 billion toll road.
The tour will highlight the historical and environmental heritage of this unique and close-knit community. Those who come along can expect some typically quirky inner west touches – including a performance by WestCONnex Elvis, a treasure hunt, and a sing-a-long outside theTown and Country Hotel that inspired Slim Dusty’s classicDuncan.
“The tour will highlight the significance and beauty ofSt Peters, which is now under threat from this absolute dinosaur of a toll road project,” said WAG spokesperson Emma Pierce.
“The evidence is clear:Building more roads doesn’t ease congestion – especially when those roads come with hefty tolls that will drastically increase the cost of living for families in western Sydney.
“It is disgraceful to see Mike Baird wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on WestCONnex, and gearing up to destroy thriving suburbs like St Peters, even as he refuses to release the business case for the project.”
Jurassic Car Park attendees will also be invited to sign the Stop WestCONnex community petition,which calls for a halt to WestCONnex, a full parliamentary inquiry and the release of the full business case.
“This petition has alreadygathered hundreds of signatures in just a few weeks, and we look forward toadding hundreds more this weekend,” said Ms Pierce.
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