Now LNP governments in NSW has rarely felt the pressure to release a Business and ROI justification for its major infrastructure projects during the past 8 years can see why, yet again! https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/with-costs-climbing-to-20b-metro-west-business-case-runs-behind-20181228-p50olv.html John Young Director Strategy 2-jan-2019
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![…]
The Albert “Tibby” Cotter Pedestrian Bridge (aka the Albert “Tibby” Cotter Walkway), over Anzac Parade in Moore Park, cost the taxpayer a staggering $38 million. The bridge was a “captain’s pick” by Baird Government Roads Minister Duncan Gay. Like Gay’s tiny pedestrian tunnel in Arncliffe – the one that cost more than a high school Read more about The dinky little bridge that cost more than a real one[…]
A pop-up demonstration against the Baird Government’s controversial WestConnex motorway proposal organised by the Wolli Creek Preservation Society and held on Saturday 14 March 2015 beginning at 3.30pm. The location was on Bexley Road, Bexley North, at the M5 onramp, one of many local actions against WestConnex currently proceeding in Sydney. Around 100 Preservation Society Read more about Save Wolli Bushland! Stop WestCONnex![…]
Friends of Erskineville: Westconnex forum Part 1 – Gavin Gatenby (19 December 2014) A presentation with context and background to WestConnex explained by Gavin Gatenby.
It was the weekend the Baird Coalition Government – three months out from the NSW state elections – ran into a rising tide of community opposition. On Saturday 13 December, inner Sydney residents gathered at Simpson Park, St Peters, and blocked Campbell Street in a protest against the madness of the WestConnex motorway proposal. The Read more about Two days, two cities, one struggle[…]
Direct rail access between the central business districts of two major cities is the Holy Grail of intercity rail travel. It’s what governments around the world aspire to. But NSW’s Baird Government is planning to rip up two and a half kilometres of the Newcastle rail line between Wickham and Newcastle station, forcing intercity and Read more about Don’t derail Newcastle![…]
The ability to travel seamlessly from Sydney’s CBD right into Newcastle’s historic business, retail, and entertainment precinct is a priceless advantage that should be the making of Newcastle. Unfortunately, the Baird Government is insanely determined to rip up the last, vital, 2.5 km of track and sell the land to their developer mates. By best Read more about Let’s get the fast train to Newcastle[…]