Up to 200 people are expected to attend a public meeting organised by the Edgeware/Enmore branch of the WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre tomorrow night.
“This will be an opportunity for residents, business owners, and parents whose children attend local primary schools and childcare centres to learn more about the devastating impact the $15.4 billion toll road will have on Edgeware Rd and the surrounding area if it goes ahead,” said WAG spokesperson Pauline Lockie.
“We know WestCONnex plans to build an enormous LA-style spaghetti interchange with a pollution stack down the road in St Peters, and widen roads leading into Edgeware Rd to six lanes or more. But there’s no plan for what happens to all the extra cars once they hit Edgeware Rd, which has only two lanes open to traffic.
“We encourage everyone with questions about WestCONnex to come along to this meeting, hear why experts are saying WestCONnex will make clearways in and around Edgeware Rd inevitable, and find out what they can do to stop this sham toll road from destroying our local area.”
When: Wednesday 21 October, 6:30pm – 8pm
Where: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042 (entrance on King St)
18:30: Meeting opens. Welcome to Country. Speakers introduced.
18:40: Dr Michelle Zeibots, transport planner and Research Director, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures
19:00: Prof Wendy Bacon, journalist and researcher
19:05: Cllr Chris Woods, Marrickville Council
19:10: Cllr Sylvie Ellsmore, Marrickville Council
19:15: Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown
19:20: Questions taken from floor
19:50: Cathy Peters of WAG Edgeware/Enmore to talk about next steps in the campaign
19:55: All attendees to vote on meeting resolutions
20:00: Official meeting closes. Speakers, WAG members available for interview.
Event hashtags: #edgewarerd #westCONnex
Media contacts: Cathy Peters 0418 978 697, Pauline Lockie 0414 470 106