PARENTS AND CHILDREN from Kingsgrove and Beverly Hills will hold a snap protest outside McCallums Hill Public School this afternoon to highlight the deadly impact the WestCONnex toll road would have on local families.
“If the $16.8 billion WestCONnex toll road is built, our kids will pay a terrible price,” said WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) spokesperson Kathryn Calman.
“One WestCONnex truck will roar down right past McCallums Hill Public School every minute during the toll road’s construction. Since when are heavy trucks and small children ever a good mix?
“WestCONnex also plans to dig up the deadly asbestos that’s now buried in Beverly Grove Park and truck it right past our children’s homes and schools.
“And our kids will be exposed to unfiltered pollution from the poison stack WestCONnex wants to build in Kingsgrove, which will spew deadly exhaust fumes over local schools and thousands of homes.
“If WestCONnex goes ahead, Mike Baird will be the Premier whose legacy will be a generation of diseases caused by unfiltered pollution.
“And for what? Even the Baird Government’s own figures show WestCONnex will make traffic on our local streets worse, not better, because people won’t want to pay $6 tolls on the old and new M5 tunnels.
“Our kids deserve better. It's time for Premier Baird to recognise this, stop the disastrous WestCONnex toll road, and invest its $16.8 billion cost in projects that would actually solve Sydney’s transport problems.”
When: Monday 14 December, 3pm to 3:30pm
Where: Outside McCallums Hill Public School, Moorefields Rd, Roselands
Media Contact: Kathryn Calman 0421 181 057, Pauline Lockie 0414 470 106