ATP Objections close 29/2

Your opportunity to lodge an objection to the “Australian Technology Park Redevelopment” closes 29 February.

The redevelopment will see more than 10,000 jobs move to the ATP, in a small number of giant buildings, with no significant increase in parking or other measures yet announced to help people get to these jobs.

ARAG will be lodging an objection, and we encourage you to do so too. Continue reading

ARAG meeting Wednesday: ATP, WestConnex, Alexandria Sunday Fun Day

The next meeting of the Alexandria Residents Action Group is 7pm this Wednesday, 10 February, at Alexandria Town Hall, Garden St.

On the agenda:

The ‘westCONnex Payment Plan’

Just how much money is involved in paying for westCONnex?

The original business case for westCONnex stated a project cost of $10 billion.

An updated business case for westCONnex was released in November 2015.

So now, the stated project cost for westCONnex is $16.812 billion. That’s a massive cost blowout of 68.12%, and that’s before any project milestones have been achieved.

Expect the cost to blow out much further during the course of the project.

But how much, really, is $16.812 billion? Continue reading