How WestCONnex broke its promises in Beverly Hills (Part 1)
WestCONnex Action Group's Kathryn Calman lives in Beverly Hills, south west Sydney. She's been dealing with the people behind WestCONnex for over two years, and has kept a record of what residents were promised for the King Georges Road Interchange upgrade versus what was delivered. It stands as a warning to other communities: don't believe what you're told by WestCONnex.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.
So, WestCONnex. Is it a good project? No.
Researcher Patrick Gallagher posted this scathing critique of WestCONnex on Facebook a few weeks ago. It's well worth a read to understand the 'good', the bad and the ugly of WestCONnex. Republished with his permission.Read more
People's Inquiry: WestCONnex and community destruction
On 6 May 2016, Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong hosted a People's WestCONnex Inquiry at Parliament of NSW. Several WestCONnex Action Group members spoke at the inquiry on various topics. Here's the speech one of our spokespeople, Kathryn Calman, gave on the devastating community impact of WestCONnex.Read more
16.0 Objection to local impacts not covered in other sections
Kingsgrove Beverly Hills
The impacts on Kingsgrove and Beverly Hills are of grave concern to WAG. Attacks by the government on the WAG group are designed to hide from the residents of South West Sydney the impacts on their communities. We are concerned, for example, about the residents of Stoney Creek Road who have never been properly consulted or informed about the increase traffic and pollution, they will face as a result of the New M5. Details of information about increased traffic should have been explicitly communicated to them in a range of appropriate community languages.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
COMMUNITIES TO UNITE TO TELL BAIRD THEY WON’T BE UPROOTED FOR WESTCONNEX (SW SYD)
RESIDENTS from across the WestCONnex route will come together on Sunday 6 December for UPROOTED, a family picnic and tree-wrapping event to highlight the community destruction the $16.8 billion toll road would cause.Read more
TAKE ACTION: Email your Federal MP about WestCONnex
With the Federal election looming, and $3.5 billion of Australian taxpayer money being wasted on WestCONnex, now is the time to let your MP know how their support for this project will affect your vote. We've made it easy for you to email your MP in less than one minute.
NEWS: Federal funding and WestCONnex
Misleading statements about WestCONnex's Federal funding have abounded in recent weeks. So we put together this quick guide as to what's been paid, what the pollies have said, and what can be done to halt what's left.
NEWS: So, WestCONnex. Is it a good project? No.
With those words, Patrick Gallagher launched his scathing and heavily researched critique of WestCONnex on his Facebook page. Republished with his permission, it's well worth a read for anyone keen to understand the 'good', the bad and the ugly of this $17 billion toll road.
PEOPLE'S INQUIRY: On WestCONnex and liveable cities
On Friday 6 May, Greens MP for Newtown Jenny Leong held a People's WestCONnex Inquiry at NSW Parliament. Representatives from WestCONnex Action Group presented evidence. Read the speech Pauline Lockie gave on why the campaign to stop WestCONnex is about creating a liveable city for everyone.
MEDIA RELEASE: Residents arrested and charged after latest WestCONnex protest
TWO residents who occupied an apartment in a forcibly acquired block in Haberfield to protest its destruction for WestCONnex were arrested yesterday and charged with trespass.
MEDIA RELEASE: Fresh calls for WestCONnex inquiry as 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.
ACTION: Ask Malcolm Turnbull to stop WestCONnex's Federal funding
$3.5 billion of Federal taxpayer dollars have been committed to WestCONnex, not all of which has been paid. Email Malcolm Turnbull now to ask him to halt this funding until a full audit has taken place.