Category Archives: Sydney Park

Drilling at Sydney Park

The below map identifies the announced WestConnex borehole locations.

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We’re think there may have been drilling at other locations as well.

We’ve been told that drilling is to be completed this week.

Timings for the WestConnex geotechnical investigations in Sydney Park were given as:

  • City Farms site (BHP5): Thursday, 18 July 2019 to Thursday, 8 August 2019. The WestConnex contractors were unable to change the borehole location due to a short notice
  • South of kiosk (BHP4): Monday, 22 July 2019 to Monday, 5 August 2019
  • East of kiosk (BHP3B): from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Tuesday, 13 August 2019
  • South of skate park site (BHP2A): from Monday, 22 July 2019 to Tuesday, 13 August 2019. This borehole was relocated by 66 metres away from the skate park construction site
  • Alan Davidson Oval location: from Thursday, 25 July 2019 to Thursday, 15 August 2019
  • West of Euston Road: from Thursday, 25 July 2019 to Thursday, 15 August 2019

As discussed, it’s not clear to us why they are drilling in some of these places. We don’t think it’s because they are considering tunnelling under these locations. The path for the M4-M5 Link tunnel was originally supposed to be where the blue dashed lines on the left hand side of the map are.

The stub for the Stage 3 ramp (Haberfield to St Peters) constructed during Stage 2 (New M5) goes under the intersection of Campbell Street and Barwon Park Road. The main tunnel from Kingsgrove to Haberfield is further west. The proposed line of the Stage 3 ramp tunnel is along Barwon Park Road.

It’s possible the route will be changed, but hard to see that it could be changed by so much that it would be brought near the drill sites, especially the more eastern ones.

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ARAG October Meeting – Parking, Protecting Sydney Park

The agenda for this month’s meeting is:

Parking:

  • Feedback from Council on our ideas to improve parking

Protecting Sydney Park: Continue reading

Mass demonstration at Sydney Park

A message from WestCONnex Action Group:

Today WestConnex contractors began destroying large numbers of trees in Sydney Park on the corner of Euston and Campbell Roads.

This is an urgent appeal to WestConnex Action Group members and supporters to join a mass demonstration at the Sydney Park Camp tomorrow morning from 6am to take a stand against the clear felling of large swathes of trees and the demolition of scores of homes in St Peters at Sydney Park and surrounds.

Your support so far during this campaign has been great and is appreciated. The Sydney Park protest camp has been in operation for 116 days now and this has been a huge community effort. We now need you tomorrow and throughout this week to stand up again against WestConnex.

Despite all the evidence showing that the plans by WestConnex for the St Peters Interchange and the New M5 will be a disaster, just like the M4 East has been, Duncan Gay and the Baird government have not listened.

Their road building frenzy knows no limits – more than 800 significant trees in and around the Inner West’s largest green space, Sydney Park, will be felled in the next few weeks as works begin to widen Euston and Campbell Roads to 7 and 8 lane highways.

Premier Baird and Roads Minister Duncan Gay definitely don’t have a social license for this project. We know tens of thousands of people all around Sydney do not support this wasteful road building which will feed the corporate tollroad companies for decades to come.

Join us tomorrow morning at 6am or as early as you can at the Sydney Park Camp on the corner of Euston and Campbell Roads to stand against Baird’s vandalism.

We know there’s a better way of doing transport in this city and we are prepared to fight WestConnex for as long as it takes to stop this dirty tollroad destroying our communities.

We need everyone to stand up and say NO tomorrow morning

TAKE ACTION

THURSDAY Jan 12 from 6AM (if you can’t make it at 6, please come down as early as you can)

Corner of Euston and Campbell Roads St Peters (entry via Campbell Road – walk or drive down Campbell Road from the Princes Highway)
WestCONnex Action Group
http://www.westconnexactiongroup.org.au/

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New threat to Sydney Park

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If WestConnex were not enough, there is a proposal to build a six storey,  400+ apartment building in the middle of Sydney Park.

The proposed new development will replace what is currently a low rise warehouse/office building that is tucked behind a row of trees next to the lakes.

The full details are yet to be released, but we do know that the new buildings will be considerably taller than the surrounding trees and will be hard up against the boundaries with Sydney Park.

There is even a suggestion that the new complex will be called Sydney Park.

Formal objections have closed, but we are told that if an objection is received by the end of this week, it will still be considered.

We have prepared a suggested template that you might like to use as the starting point for your own objection – we strongly encourage you explain in your own words why this development matters to – it just carries more weight if you use your own words and talk about the things that matter to you.

Objections should be sent to RHand@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au ASAP, but definitely by 16/9.

Save Sydney Park – Audit WestConnex!

The Australian Senate has called for an audit of WestConnex.

You can too. Continue reading