FAMILIES from Haberfield and Ashfield will march from Haberfield Public School to the pedestrian footbridge at the corner of Parramatta Rd and Bland St this afternoon to highlight the destruction WestCONnex will cause to their suburbs.
“We’ll be overlooking the toxic triangle of pollution and traffic that the $15.4 billion WestCONnex toll road will bring to our area,” said WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) spokesperson Sharon Laura.
“This protest will be a chance for us to highlight the Baird Government’s utterly pointless destruction of Ashfield and Haberfield for WestCONnex.
“We encourage everyone in the community to come and make their voice heard – especially in light of yesterday’s announcement that we’ll be given just 45 days to respond to the WestCONnex M4 East tunnel’s environmental impact statement (EIS).
“Giving our communities just a month and a half to respond to this critical document is an insult – one that shows how desperate the Baird Government is to avoid any genuine transparency on this sham toll road project.
“WestCONnex will do nothing except see people in western Sydney pay huge tolls to drive straight into an inner-city traffic jam.
“We demand that the Baird Government stop the secrecy and halt all work on WestCONnex until the full business case has been released and a parliamentary inquiry is held.”
When: Wednesday 9 September, 2:45pm to 5pm
Where: Meet at Haberfield Public School, Bland St, Haberfield
What: Photoshoot outside the school before marching to pedestrian footbridge at Parramatta Road
Media Contact: Sharon Laura 0417 022 553