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.
RESIDENTS are now occupying the NSW Department of Planning and Environment offices at 23-33 Bridge St Sydney in protest at the corruption of the planning processes surrounding the $16.8 billion WestCONnex toll road, and to call for a public inquiry into the project.Read more
Pauline Lockie from WestCONnex Action Group speaks to 2RRR's RadioActive about WestCONnex. Topics covered include major WestCONnex contractors Leighton and Samsung being named in a global corruption scandal, protests against drilling works on the unapproved New M5, and deeper issues around WestCONnex's lack of transparency and corrupted planning processes.Read more
WESTCONNEX Action Group has renewed its call for a public inquiry into the $16.8 billion WestCONnex toll road after two of its main contractors, Leighton Holdings (CIMIC) and Samsung, were reported to have used corrupt practices to secure billion-dollar government contracts overseas.Read more
WE received the following email from longtime Haberfield resident Graeme McKay, who sent it to every MP in NSW. It's a powerful and heartfelt account of what WestCONnex's destruction means - not just to residents of Haberfield, but for people across the toll road's destructive 33km route.Read more
Here's where you'll find the submissions we've made to various aspects of the WestCONnex toll road project.
WESTCONNEX New M5 contractors carrying out construction works for the toll road ahead of planning approval called police today after residents occupied their planned drilling site at Tempe Reserve.Read more
WESTCONNEX M4 East contractors carrying out construction works for the toll road ahead of planning approval called police today after residents occupied their planned drilling sites on Ramsay Road and Reg Coady Reserve in Haberfield.Read more
Pauline Lockie had lived in St Peters less than 2 months before WestCONnex told her they planned to forcibly acquire her new home. She shares her reasons for being part of our campaign, and why she hopes you'll help stop WestCONnex by making a donation today.Read more