Category Archives: WestConnex

WestConnex Inquiry

The NSW Upper House is holding an inquiry into the “impact of the WestConnex Project”.

The committee will examine a range of issues including the cost of the project, its governance structures, the compulsory acquisition of properties as part of the development, and the project’s relationship with other road projects in Sydney.

Committee Chair Fred Nile said:

‘The NSW Government has invested significant funds in the WestConnex project. This inquiry will investigate the adequacy of the WestConnex business case and the project’s costs, particularly whether this project represents a good investment for New South Wales taxpayers “

Submissions to the inquiry are open until 31 August 2018. You can make a submission here.

You are encouraged to tell the inquiry how the WestConnex project has affected you. Submissions detailing your own personal experiences are informative, relevant and potentially very compelling evidence.

The full terms of reference are here.

 

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ARAG meeting, 8 August

Our next meeting will be

  • 7pm, Wednesday, 8 August
  • Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, Alexandria

We will be discussing:

  • Tanya Plibersek’s WestConnex meeting:
  • The Metro Quarter and the shadows to fall on Alexandria:
  • Ashmore Estate:
    • DA amendment to increase height limits
    • Pile driving impacts on our suburb and our house

WestConnex Forum – tonight

As raised at last night’s ARAG Meeting, the Labor Party is holding a WestConnex forum at 6pm tonight (12 July) at Alexandria Town Hall – Matt Thistlethwaite and Tanya Plibersek will be there to hear you have your say.

 

 

WestConnex snap rally – 12:30 tomorrow (Tuesday)

This just in from Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Every word is true.

This is shocking. Despite the massive community response against Stage 3 of WestConnex, including a phenomenal 13,000 submissions in opposition, the NSW Liberal Government just rubberstamped it.

In protest, a snap rally is being organised at 12.30pm tomorrow outside the NSW Parliament – will you join our community and stand up against this appalling decision?

WestConnex will be a disaster for Sydney – it’s set to increase traffic congestion, make air pollution worse, lock in escalating tolls and create a black hole in our budget. It’s the very opposite of State and City policy to reduce the number of cars coming into our congested city streets.

The fact that they slipped out the press release on a Friday afternoon at the end of the school holidays, just after Anzac Day shows they know this is unpopular, they know the community is dead against it, and they desperately want to avoid scrutiny and responsibility.

Event Details:

What: WestConnex Snap Rally protesting the approval of Stage 3

Where: Outside NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street

When: 12.30pm

Despite the Government’s continued efforts to steamroll community opposition to this project, our community is standing stronger than ever – and I encourage you to stand with the community tomorrow at Parliament House. Please let us know if you can make it by RSVPing to the rally here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441503756280606/

Back in the Alex Town Hall – Wednesday

We are back in Alexandria Town Hall for this month’s meeting, which is Wednesday, the 13th, at the usual time of 7PM.

On the agenda:

  • City of Sydney – proposal for the Green Square to Ashmore Connector
  • Alexandria to Moore Park – update
  • The M4/M5 Environmental Impact Study Debacle – where to from here?
  • Land & Environment Court hearing for the 163-173 McEvoy St development
  • Have Your Say on ARAG’s priorities for 2018
Please join us to celebrate the end of a busy year.

Reminder again: we are back in Alexandria Town Hall and the meeting is on Wednesday 13 December.

10,000 objections to the M4/M5

At 11.30am today, the Coalition Against WestConnex hand delivered more than 10,000 written submissions on the M4-M5 Link EIS to the Dept of Planning.

ARAG has hand delivered a (smaller) number of submissions.

ARAG’s own submission has been lodged. A copy is available WestConnex Stage 3 EIS – ARAG Objection 20171016.

If you haven’t lodged a submission yet, today is the last day to do so.

We believe that online submissions will be accepted until midnight, either at Major Projects, or via WestConnex Action Group.

How to object to the M4 M5 Link

There are several ways to make a submission on the M4 M5 Link.

WestConnex Action Group have set up an set up a online page which will send submissions directly to the Planning Department.

You make a submission online at: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=7485.

Or you can send a snailmail Continue reading