WestConnex

NSW Government steals Western Sydney’s future with over-priced light rail

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EcoTransit Sydney – Media Release: NSW Government steals Western Sydney’s future with over-priced light rail (8 December 2015)

Ecotransit Sydney today welcomed the government building one quarter of the Parramatta light rail network. However the community is staggered by the massive cost of such a small start. With a massive initial estimate and so little detail, taxpayers are left concerned that this is yet another open ended honey pot for the construction industry.

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There are likely to be an extra 20,000 cars on weekdays on the Anzac Bridge when WestConnex is built.

State Government business case reveals increased traffic congestion on roads that are already struggling to cope

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There are likely to be an extra 20,000 cars on weekdays on the Anzac Bridge when WestConnex is built.

There are likely to be an extra 20,000 cars on weekdays on the Anzac Bridge when WestConnex is built.

Inner West Courier: State Government business case reveals increased traffic congestion on roads that are already struggling to cope. Deborah FitzGerald  November 24, 2015

There are likely to be an extra 20,000 cars on weekdays on the Anzac Bridge when WestConnex is built.Read More »State Government business case reveals increased traffic congestion on roads that are already struggling to cope

WestConnex Business Case Just One Big Con

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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?Read More »WestConnex Business Case Just One Big Con

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

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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.Read More »Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek

The transport system we really need

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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

WestConnex: the road to ruin is paved with more roads

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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!”)Read More »WestConnex: the road to ruin is paved with more roads

Freeways contribute to the Los Anglisation of Sydney.

Westconnex latest attempt to ram through a thoroughly discredited freeway scheme

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Freeways contribute to the Los Anglisation of Sydney.

Freeways contribute to the Los Anglisation of Sydney.

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