15.0 Objection to Alexandria Landfill impacts and the failure of the EIS to properly assess these impacts
WAG consulted with an environmental scientist with professional experience in the regulation of NSW landfills to prepare this part of our submission and have identified a large number of serious issues with the proposed remediation of the Alexandria Landfill site, the planned construction of the St Peters Interchange on this site, and AECOM’s assessment of it:Read more
Ben Aveling of ARAG on 2GB
Ben Aveling of Alexandria Residents Action Group (ARAG) speaks to 2GB's Chris Smith on the Alan Jones Show about WestCONnex: its tolls, cost blowouts and risks to taxpayers, and its impact on Alexandria and surrounds.
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COMMUNITIES TO UNITE TO TELL BAIRD THEY WON’T BE UPROOTED FOR WESTCONNEX (SYDNEY PARK)
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
Saturday: A beautiful day for a bit of direct action
You may have seen the story in the Sydney Morning Herald last week about WestCONnex, and the dangerous and possibly illegal work it’s doing to remove asbestos from the planned St Peters Interchange site ahead of the EIS.Read more
RESIDENTS WELCOME MARRICKVILLE COUNCIL STOP WORK ORDER ON DEADLY DUMP SITE
WESTCONNEX Action Group (WAG) welcomes the commitment Marrickville Council made at its meeting tonight to seek an immediate stop work order on the Alexandria Landfill site, which the WestCONnex Delivery Authority (WDA) is now preparing for the St Peters Interchange.Read more
WESTCONNEX REJECTED BY ANGRY RESIDENTS AT COMMUNITY MEETING
THE WestCONnex project was wholly rejected by locals who filled the Enmore Theatre to capacity.Read more
WESTCONNEX FINALLY FRONTS COMMUNITY BUT WILL THEY HAVE ANSWERS
LOCALS will finally get the opportunity for answers from the WestCONnex Delivery Authority tonight as they hold an “information night” at the Enmore Theatre.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.