Rockdale Residents Unite: No WestConnex Meeting – Tuesday 25 November 2014 Michelle Zeibots, Research Principal at the Institute for a Sustainable Future at UTS, outlines… Read More »Rockdale Residents Unite: No WestConnex Meeting
SMH: Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme Gavin Gatenby. (November 24, 2014)
Duncan Gay should get out more if he really believes Sydneysiders are overjoyed about WestConnex and that “our city is on the cusp of another quantum leap in growth” and that in the face of this “we can be crippled by timidity or inspired by action”.Read More »Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme
In Part 2: From the Fig Street confrontation to the Kirby Inquiry, we look at the successful 1974 inner-city revolt against the NSW Department of… Read More »Saving Wolli Creek – Part 2: From the Fig Street confrontation to the Kirby Inquiry
In Part 1: From Mussolini to the County of Cumberland Plan, we trace the secret history of the freeway paradigm, see how freeways came to… Read More »Saving Wolli Creek – Part 1: From Mussolini to the County of Cumberland Plan
It gives us no pleasure to say this, but the Prime Minister of the Liberal-Nationals Government – Mr Tony Abbott has repeatedly and emphatically restated… Read More »Prime Minister Tony Abbott – Liberal-Nationals Coalition
SMH Letters to the Editor: Words that are hollow (August 29, 2014) I watched Utopia on ABC TV on Wednesday and when I opened the Herald… Read More »SMH Letters to the Editor: Words that are hollow
The planned single-deck line would be the start of the privatisation of the city’s rail system.
The NSW Coalition government’s proposed private North West rail link, from Chatswood to Rouse Hill, will be “unfit for the purpose” it is intended for, according to Gavin Gatenby, co-convener of EcoTransit Sydney.
Instead of being a more efficient mode of mass commuter transport, the planned single-deck line would be an “entry wedge for the privatisation of the city’s rail system”.
The central plank on the NSW budget, released on June 17, was a plan to sell-off the state’s electricity infrastructure, the “poles and wires”, in order to fund large-scale transport projects — principally the $13 billion WestConnex private motorway, and the private North West rail line, intended to be later extended through the Sydney CBD to Bankstown, at an estimated cost of $10 billion.Read More »Sydney North West rail link ‘unfit for purpose’
Green Left Weekly: The unholy convergence of interests around WestConnex By Kathy Fairfax (July 7, 2014)
About 120 Sydney residents, concerned about the impact of the proposed WestConnex motorway, met at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre on June 25.Read More »The unholy convergence of interests around WestConnex
SMH: How the light rail extension really got off the ground Gavin Gatenby (March 27, 2014)
The way Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian tells it, Thursday’s opening of the Dulwich Hill light rail extension is entirely the achievement of the O’Farrell Government.Read More »How the light rail extension really got off the ground
702 ABC Sydney: Does the new Inner West Light Rail deliver the best for users? By Matthew Bevan (27 March, 2014)
Some elements of the Inner West Light Rail Extension may leave a little to be desired, according to a transport expert.Read More »Does the new Inner West Light Rail deliver the best for users?
Save Ashfield Park Rally – 9 February 2014 National Trust registered Ashfield Park is at risk of losing 4% due to the building of the… Read More »Save Ashfield Park Rally – 9 February 2014
ALtMedia: Alternative light rail plan dismissed November 21, 2013
Transport for NSW has dismissed an alternative plan for the CBD and South East Light Rail project, but community group People Unite Surry Hills has vowed to respond by registering an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).Read More »Alternative light rail plan dismissed
SMH Letter to the Editor: Spending $2 billion on south-west rail link is a rip-off (9 October 2013) So Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian thinks it’s… Read More »SMH Letter to the Editor: Spending $2 billion on south-west rail link is a rip-off
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… Read More »WestConnex: Greiner’s folly Part 3 – East-west axis – the problem & the solutions