Over the last week, residents have been blockading the critically endangered Cooks River Castlereagh Ironbark Forest (CRCIF) at Kingsgrove to stop it being destroyed for the WestCONnex New M5. Here are some reports from members of the Wolli Creek Preservation Society, who'll be there with other residents every day this week - please join them if you can. Details below.Read more
Peter Stevens of the Wolli Creek Preservation Society talks about the planned destruction of the critically endangered Cooks River Castlereagh Ironbark Forest spoke to Col Hesse on Radio Skid Row this morning about Mike Baird's plans to destroy the bushland to create a temporary WestCONnex parking lot.Read more
WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie had a quick chat with Clinton Maynard on 2UE on Wednesday 24 August about WestCONnex compulsory acquisitions, Mike Baird's burial of the Russell review into the system, and why there should be an inquiry.Read more
On Sunday, 14th August 2016, a capacity crowd packed the Sydney Park Pavilion for the WestCONnex: Driving Sydney to Destruction to hear Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Dr Mehreen Faruqui, Jonathan Moylan, Lorrie Graham and Janet Dandy-Ward (WAG) highlight the terrible impacts of WestCONnex on our community and on the environment.Read more
Wendy Bacon went along to one of WestCONnex's M4-M5 Link "community ideas" sessions - part of its much-vaunted new approach to community consultation - on Thursday 18 August. She explained why nothing has changed when it comes to the Utopia-style misinformation, secrecy and lack of transparency around Mike Baird's pet project.Read more
WestCONnex Action Group's Sharon Laura spoke to Colin Hesse on Radio Skid Row on Thursday 18 August about why we've invited Lucy Turnbull to take a tour of WestCONnex's Haberfield destruction.Read more
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.