ARAG thanks Clover Moore and City of Sydney for Opposition to WestConnex

At last Monday’s City of Sydney Council meeting, Lord Mayor Clover Moore made the following statement of opposition to WestConnex:

‘I can assure the City community that the City Government I lead will do everything we can to expose and stop this destructive project.’

The Lord Mayor recommended that Council:

(A) note and condemn the approval of the New M5 section of WestConnex;
(B) call on the Prime Minister to order an urgent, independent assessment of WestConnex and to withdraw all Federal funding for this project;
(C) call on the Leader of the Federal Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, to commit to an urgent, independent assessment of WestConnex and to withdraw all financial support for WestConnex if he wins Government;
(D) approve the preparation of updated information for the community on the progress of the WestConnex project and its impacts on the City of Sydney; and
(E) ask the Chief Executive Officer to formalise partnerships and seek proper legal
advice on prospects for challenging the approvals of Stage 1 and 2 of WestConnex
and report back to Council.

The Mayor Minute is available here. It was supported by all councillors except Councillors Forster and Mandla.

Alexandria Residents Action Group thanks the Mayor and the Council for their continuing defence of the inner city in general and especially in and around Alexandria and Sydney Park.

We have previously condemned the approval of the New M5.

We also:

  • call on the Prime Minister to order an urgent, independent assessment of WestConnex and to withdraw all Federal funding for this project;
  • call on the Leader of the Federal Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, to commit to an urgent, independent assessment of WestConnex and to withdraw all financial support for WestConnex if he wins Government;

This project is not just a threat to the inner city. Despite the $16.8B cost and tolls of more than $100 a week, as the Lord Mayor correctly notes, “WestConnex won’t increase Western Sydney residents’ access to jobs and economic development”.

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