More than 400 people are expected to join Reclaim the Streets Sydney(RTS) and WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) today for the ‘Jurassic Car Park’ walking tour of the parts of St Peters the Baird Government plans to destroy for WestCONnex.
“The tour will highlight the significance and beauty of St 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.”
Attendees will also be invited to sign the Stop WestCONnex petition,which calls for a halt to WestCONnex, a parliamentary inquiry and the release of the full business case.
When: Saturday 27June 2015 12-2pm
Where: Simpson Park, Campbell St, St Peters
12:00: Meet in Simpson Park. WAG members available for comment.
12:30: Welcome and performance by WestCONnex Elvis. Talks about local history and community murals. Slam poetry performance.
12:45: Town and Country Hotel for talk about history of local underworld. Sing-a-long to Slim Dusty’s Duncan.
13:00: Tour continues along Campbell St, where local residents will talk about the homes and community that is to be demolished for WestCONnex, and children from St Peters Public School will talk about what their neighbourhood means to them.
13:30: Award-winning journalist Professor Wendy Bacon to speak at Dial-a-Dump site on Campbell Road about her investigation into WestCONnex.
13:40: RTS members to talk about dinosaur remains discovered in Sydney Park.
13:50: Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong to speak. Treasure hunt for children. Family BBQ, cake stall and DJs. WAG members available for comment.
Media contact: Pauline Lockie 0414 470 106
Jurassic Car Park Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/105419756463896/