DOZENS of families converged on the site of the first planned smoke stack for the WestCONnex project 20 metres from St Peters Public School.
The planned smoke stack is on RMS land located at the planned six-lane widening of Campbell Pde in St Peters – a stone’s throw from the local primary school.
“We have serious concerns about the health impacts that a project like this would have on medium density communities,” said WestCONnex Action Group organiser Janet Dandy-Ward.
“This community is united in opposing such an ill-conceived project that has no business case, hasn’t been properly planned, and is already showing cost blowouts with $3 billion added just this week and it hasn’t even started.
“We have young families, many elderly and children with disabilities in the immediate vicinity of the drill site for this first planned smoke stack.
“We will continue to fight this like they did in Victoria; nobody wants this project except pollies who live somewhere else and want some kind of twisted legacy to justify their time in public office,” said Ms Dandy-Ward.
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