Saving Wolli Creek – Part 3: The Greiner Government’s cruel and cynical hoax

In Part 3 we take the story from the formation and early years of the Wolli Creek Preservation Society, through the 1988 state elections, in which the Liberals, led by Nick Greiner, promised to remove the freeway reservation through the valley, to the subsequent cynical manoeuvre by which the proposed freeway was returned to the Read more about Saving Wolli Creek – Part 3: The Greiner Government’s cruel and cynical hoax[…]

WestConnex: the road to ruin is paved with more roads

FreewaySMH: WestConnex: the road to ruin is paved with more roads. Elizabeth Farrelly (January 29, 2015)

Wherever you look it seems the boofheads are back in charge. And I don’t just mean Abbott’s bizarre elevation of militarists and monarchs. (Defenders of Sir Prince are conspicuously absent, yet I should point out in his defence that his single spoken syllable in my presence thoroughly befits an Aussie knight, being an imperative, “beer!”) Continue reading “WestConnex: the road to ruin is paved with more roads” »

WestConnex: Greiner’s folly Part 3 – East-west axis – the problem & the solutions

Nick Greiner’s WestConnex proposal would cost at least $15 billion and take more than a decade to complete. In this video series EcoTransit Sydney will show that that would be time and money tragically wasted. Part 3 looks at Sydney’s east-west axis, whose major roads are the M4 and Parramatta Road. Modifications and additions to Read more about WestConnex: Greiner’s folly Part 3 – East-west axis – the problem & the solutions[…]

WestConnex: Greiner’s folly, Part 2: South-west: the problem & the solutions

Nick Greiner’s WestConnex proposal would cost at least $15 billion and take more than a decade to complete. In this video series EcoTransit Sydney will show that that would be time and money tragically wasted. Part 2 looks at the southern (or M5) axis of WestConnex. We demonstrate that the problem lies in the fact Read more about WestConnex: Greiner’s folly, Part 2: South-west: the problem & the solutions[…]

WestConnex: Greiner’s folly – Part 1: A project overtaken by events

Nick Greiner’s WestConnex proposal would cost at least $15 billion and take more than a decade to complete. In this video series EcoTransit Sydney will show that that would be time and money tragically wasted. This video explains how per-capita vehicle use has fallen to the level of 20 years ago and total vehicle kilometres Read more about WestConnex: Greiner’s folly – Part 1: A project overtaken by events[…]