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.
MEDIA ALERT: RESIDENTS NOW OCCUPYING DEPT OF PLANNING TO CALL FOR WESTCONNEX INQUIRY
RESIDENTS are now occupying the NSW Department of Planning and Environment offices at 23-33 Bridge St Sydney in protest at the corruption of the planning processes surrounding the $16.8 billion WestCONnex toll road, and to call for a public inquiry into the project.Read more
Talking WestCONnex, corruption and transparency on 2RRR
Pauline Lockie from WestCONnex Action Group speaks to 2RRR's RadioActive about WestCONnex. Topics covered include major WestCONnex contractors Leighton and Samsung being named in a global corruption scandal, protests against drilling works on the unapproved New M5, and deeper issues around WestCONnex's lack of transparency and corrupted planning processes.Read more
FRESH CALLS FOR WESTCONNEX INQUIRY AFTER CONTRACTORS NAMED IN GLOBAL CORRUPTION SCANDAL
WESTCONNEX Action Group has renewed its call for a public inquiry into the $16.8 billion WestCONnex toll road after two of its main contractors, Leighton Holdings (CIMIC) and Samsung, were reported to have used corrupt practices to secure billion-dollar government contracts overseas.Read more
"What we are facing is the destruction of Haberfield"
WE received the following email from longtime Haberfield resident Graeme McKay, who sent it to every MP in NSW. It's a powerful and heartfelt account of what WestCONnex's destruction means - not just to residents of Haberfield, but for people across the toll road's destructive 33km route.Read more
Here's where you'll find the submissions we've made to various aspects of the WestCONnex toll road project.
Submission to WestCONnex New M5 EIS (January 2016)
POLICE CALLED AS RESIDENTS OCCUPY WESTCONNEX DRILL SITE IN TEMPE
WESTCONNEX New M5 contractors carrying out construction works for the toll road ahead of planning approval called police today after residents occupied their planned drilling site at Tempe Reserve.Read more
POLICE CALLED AS RESIDENTS STOP WESTCONNEX WORKS IN HABERFIELD
WESTCONNEX M4 East contractors carrying out construction works for the toll road ahead of planning approval called police today after residents occupied their planned drilling sites on Ramsay Road and Reg Coady Reserve in Haberfield.Read more
Please help make 2016 the year we stop WestCONnex
Pauline Lockie had lived in St Peters less than 2 months before WestCONnex told her they planned to forcibly acquire her new home. She shares her reasons for being part of our campaign, and why she hopes you'll help stop WestCONnex by making a donation today.Read more