Originally published 15 June, this video mysteriously disappeared from EcoTransit’s YouTube channel on or about 28 June, by which time it had been viewed more… Read More »The tiny tunnel that costs more than a high school
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader: $17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins By Murray Trembath June 19, 2015
Roads and Infrastructure Minister Duncan Gay has defended the staggering $17 million cost of the Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel, saying comparisons with other projects are ‘‘simplistic’’.Read More »$17 million cost of Arncliffe pedestrian tunnel ‘shocks’ country cousins
AltMedia: Locals slam cable car system June 18, 2015
Locals have criticised the proposal for a cable car system across Sydney Harbour as an ineffective plan to ease traffic in the Bays Precinct and city. The proposed 3.4 kilometre cable system would transport commuters to stations at Rozelle Bay, White Bay Power Station, White Bay cruise terminal, Pyrmont and Barangaroo in under five minutes.Read More »Locals slam cable car system
The City of Newcastle will sign a memorandum of understanding with UrbanGrowth NSW that acknowledges the council’s role in the urban renewal of Newcastle and defines how the two bodies will work to implement the state government’s controversial Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport program.Read More »Newcastle and UrbanGrowth NSW to sign MOU on urban renewal
The Fifth Estate: Newcastle rail cut: a fake solution in search of a real problem. Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit Sydney (26 May 2015)
Last Christmas Day I rode what might be the last train out of Newcastle station – a handsome heritage terminus alongside the historic core of NSW’s second-biggest city. It was 11:22 on a brutally steamy night, and the occasion had an air of unreality rather than sadness and inevitability.Read More »Newcastle rail cut: a fake solution in search of a real problem
Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?
Canterbury-Bankstown Express: Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds? James Beech (April 27, 2015)
More than 16,000 people who commute from Bankstown to Parramatta each day would benefit from light rail linking the two regions.Read More »Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?
In Part 4 we see how the fight against a surface freeway through the valley led to the construction of the Airport Rail Line and… Read More »Saving Wolli Creek – Part 4: A tale of two tunnels
AltMedia: Baird’s new harbour crossing plan under fire. By Joe Bourke (April 16, 2015)
Co-convenor of EcoTransit Sydney, Gavin Gatenby has attacked Mike Baird’s plan for a second harbour rail crossing, calling the government’s recent announcement that drilling has begun on the project a “stunt”.Read More »Baird’s new harbour crossing plan under fire
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… Read More »Saving Wolli Creek – Part 3: The Greiner Government’s cruel and cynical hoax
South Sydney Herald: The transport system we really need (15 March 2015)
Every time you walk around the “hood” you may very well meet one of the 50,000 new residents moving to southern Sydney. The newly planned Southern Growth Area is loosely defined from the Eastern Distributor to the Southern Railway and from Cleveland Street to Gardeners Road. The City is being redrawn dramatically, with the old Waterloo Swamp now transforming into the dense heart of the city. This ambitious venture deserves all the attention it can get from the community.Read More »The transport system we really need
Green Left Weekly: Community campaign against WestConnex tollway builds By Andrew Chuter March 13, 2015
The stop WestConnex campaign is intensifying heading into the NSW state election.Read More »Community campaign against WestConnex tollway builds
Save Petersham Park Public Meeting – Intro & Speaker 1 (1 February 2015) Chairperson: Francesca Christie Mathew Hounsell – EcoTransit Sydney, NoW Public Transport
SMH: 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!”)Read More »WestConnex: the road to ruin is paved with more roads
Friends of Erskineville: Westconnex forum Part 1 – Gavin Gatenby (19 December 2014) A presentation with context and background to WestConnex explained by Gavin Gatenby.
Rockdale Residents Unite: Gavin Gatenby of EcoTransit explains why WestConnex is BAD PLANNING (2 December 2014) Recorded at No WestConnex Meeting, Rockdale, 25 November 2014.