Letter sent to Premier Berejiklian on WestCONnex

On 23 January 2017, Gladys Berejiklian was sworn in as the new Premier of NSW. We immediately wrote to her to request an urgent meeting to discuss WestCONnex, and our call for halt to and full review of the project. Here's a copy of our letter.

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"This blue is our blue": MUA joins the fight against WestCONnex

Last week, members of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)'s Sydney branch pledged the union's support to the fight against WestCONnex. Here's a quick wrap-up of what that means, and where we go from here.

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Flashback: Pauline Lockie on WestCONnex at the March Against Baird

Last week saw Mike Baird step aside as Premier of NSW, with many citing his failure to listen to communities devastated by WestCONnex as one of the key reasons for his demise. Back in May 2016, when Baird's popularity was starting to plummet, WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke at the massive March Against Baird rally about why WestCONnex was just one more way for Baird to achieve his ultimate goal: to sell us out to his mates in big business.

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WestCONnex to destroy over 800 trees in Sydney Park, St Peters and Alexandria

Late on Friday 6 January 2017, the major report outlining the trees to be destroyed for WestCONnex in and around Sydney Park was released. This report, along with two others released in September and December 2016, show the staggering extent to which the Baird govt plans to destroy trees there to make way for the tollway. The reports run to hundreds of pages, so we've summarised the main impacts.

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Open Letter on WestCONnex: Add your name now

We've launched an Open Letter to Mike Baird, Duncan Gay and Rob Stokes on WestCONnex, which has been signed by a slew of organisations; Labor, Greens and independent politicians; and thousands of people just like you. Please add your name now.

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LISTEN: Reflecting on a year of WestCONnex protest

WestCONnex Action Group's Janet Dandy-Ward spoke to Radio Skid Row's Col Hesse on 22 December 2016 about the year of protest against the Baird government's destructive tollway, and how the fight against WestCONnex continues to build. Have a listen.

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WestCONnex community info session: "Welcome to the concrete starfish monster"

Members of WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) went to the WestCONnex community information session in St Peters on 7 December 2016. Here's what we found out.

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Talking meeting Mike Baird on Radio Skid Row

WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke to Col Hesse on Radio Skid Row on Thursday 8 December about meeting Premier Mike Baird to talk about WestCONnex. Have a listen.

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Our meeting with Premier Mike Baird on WestCONnex

On Thursday 1 December, Premier Mike Baird finally met with members of community groups campaigning against the WestCONnex tollway, along with Greens MPs Jenny Leong (Newtown) and Jamie Parker (Balmain).

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