Families lied to about danger from toxic air pollution
As families near WestConnex construction sites take their young children to start the 2019 school year, they are confronting evidence that the Berejiklian government has lied to them about the threat posed by one of the most deadly forms of air pollution, PM 2.5.
A report compiled using the NSW government’s own figures – collected by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and WestConnex monitors – shows extraordinary levels of exposure to PM 2.5. This is a form of pollution known to cause heart disease, strokes and respiratory illness and, in Sydney alone, is responsible for 520 premature deaths each year according to the NSW Environment Protection Authority.Read more
RPA's Prof Paul Torzillo on WestCONnex's devastating health impacts
Professor Paul Torzillo, Executive Clinical Director and Head of Respiratory Medicine at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) hospital, spoke out about the extensive physical, mental and social health impacts of WestCONnex at a recent public meeting in Camperdown. Here's the video along with the transcript of his talk.Read more
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.Read more
6.0 Objection to the health impacts
WAG objects to the negative impact the WestConnex project, including the New M5, would have on the health of residents who live, work or study along the motorway’s path, as well as drivers who use the tunnels and feeder roads.Read more
MEDIA ALERT: WESTCONNEX PROTEST TO HIGHLIGHT DEADLY IMPACT ON KINGSGROVE KIDS
PARENTS AND CHILDREN from Kingsgrove and Beverly Hills will hold a snap protest outside McCallums Hill Public School this afternoon to highlight the deadly impact the WestCONnex toll road would have on local families.Read more