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
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).Read more
"WestCONnex, we can't sleep"
Jon lives with his young family in Haberfield. But sadly, they won't be there for much longer. He kindly shared his story with us, along with video and photos that prove once again the contempt with which Mike Baird and WestCONnex hold residents affected by their disastrous tollway.Read more
Talking WestCONnex and Mike Baird ignoring compulsory acquisition reforms
WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie had a quick chat with Clinton Maynard on 2UE on Wednesday 24 August about WestCONnex compulsory acquisitions, Mike Baird's burial of the Russell review into the system, and why there should be an inquiry.Read more
FRESH CALLS FOR WESTCONNEX INQUIRY FOLLOWING DAMNING ACQUISITION REVELATIONS
WESTCONNEX Action Group (WAG) has called for a full inquiry into WestCONnex’s forced acquisitions following revelations that the Baird government has deliberately hidden a damning report into the process.Read more
Talking Lucy Turnbull, Haberfield destruction and WestCONnex
WestCONnex Action Group's Sharon Laura spoke to Colin Hesse on Radio Skid Row on Thursday 18 August about why we've invited Lucy Turnbull to take a tour of WestCONnex's Haberfield destruction.Read more
WESTCONNEX ACTION GROUP INVITES LUCY TURNBULL TO TOUR HABERFIELD HERITAGE DESTRUCTION
MEMBERS of the WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) have invited the head of the Greater Sydney Commission, Lucy Turnbull, to join them on a personal tour of the destruction of Haberfield heritage homes for the WestCONnex tollway after she revealed she was “not aware” of it.Read more
The latest WestCONnex news on Radio Active 2RRR
On Wednesday 10 August, WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie spoke to Radio Active 2RRR about the latest news on WestCONnex, including the latest Rozelle interchange "thought bubble", forced acquisitions and dodgy planning processes.Read more
Inner West Council not taking enough action
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.
Highlights from the Stop WestCONnex Community Rally
Filmmaker Russ Hermann has just released this highlights reel of performances, speeches and footage from the Stop WestCONnex Community Rally in Easton Park Rozelle on 26 June 2016. Speakers include transport expert Dr Michelle Zeibots of UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, investigative journalist Prof Wendy Bacon and WestCONnex Action Group's Pauline Lockie.Read more