WestConnex Business Case Just One Big Con

No WestConnex Public Transport: Media Release  20 November 2015 

The “Strategic” Business Case for the 35-kilometre series of WestConnex Tollways has finally been released. It has no attributed author. The total cost is now predicted to be $16.8 billion. When it was announced in October 2012, the original cost of WestConnex was $10 billion. How high will these costs go? Continue reading “WestConnex Business Case Just One Big Con” »

EcoTransit News: WestConnex – $15 billion down a hole!

EcoTransit News: WestConnex – $15 billion down a hole! (October 2015) If it were ever completed, WestConnex would be the biggest underground motorway system anywhere in the world, and certainly, per kilometre, the most expensive. This gigantic project, which would take at least 10 years to finish, is being forced on the NSW taxpayer at a time when the Read more about EcoTransit News: WestConnex – $15 billion down a hole![…]

A public meeting at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre held by the Westconnex Action Group on Monday night. Photo: Lorrie Graham

Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek

A public meeting at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre held by the Westconnex Action Group on Monday night. Photo: Lorrie Graham

A public meeting at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre held by the Westconnex Action Group on Monday night. Photo: Lorrie Graham

Inner West Independent: Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek  by Alexander Lewis August 13, 2015

Federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has joined an accelerating campaign to put the brakes on WestConnex. Continue reading “Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek” »

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[…]

WasteConnex – Infrastructure NSW’s highest priority project

WasteConnex is THE highest priority project for construction, consulting and finance. Thirty-three kilometres of tollways will transform tollway revenue collection and provide vital state support for Leightons Lend Lease, Evans & Peck, Transurban and Macquarie Bank. WestConnex will suck $10 billion out of public transport and freight rail projects and deliver it to big construction, Read more about WasteConnex – Infrastructure NSW’s highest priority project[…]

Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb

Artist Impression of Parramatta Road Light Rail

Artist Impression of Parramatta Road Light Rail

SMH: Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb Jacob Saulwick August 23, 2012

Trams would be returned to Parramatta Road, running from Broadway as far west as Strathfield under a proposal from a public transport advocacy group.

The proposal, from EcoTransit, comes amid renewed interest in transport options for the inner west, with the state government also set to consider motorway options for the struggling arterial corridor. Continue reading “Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb” »

The Sydney rail costs rip-off

Radio 2UE’s Stuart Bocking talks to EcoTransit Sydney Convenor Gavin Gatenby on 19 June 2012 about overcosting of rail projects in NSW. The interview covers the South West Rail Link and North West Rail Link projects and compares them to other notable rail projects. Media coverage continues with Elizabeth Farrelly covering the overcosting issue SMH: Read more about The Sydney rail costs rip-off[…]