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Video: Gavin Gatenby & David Kirby on WestConnex & history repeating

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david-kirby-gavin-gatenbyThe Fifth Estate: Video: Gavin Gatenby & David Kirby on WestConnex & history repeating (2 July 2015)

In the late 1970s in Sydney it was the South-West freeway, now the M5, that drew heavy opposition.

Today it’s the WestConnex, but as far as EcoTransit Sydney’s Gavin Gatenby is concerned the fundamentals have not changed.

Gatenby, no stranger to agitation on behalf of more equitable and sustainable outcomes, has interviewed former NSW Supreme Court judge David Kirby, who conducted a thorough review of radial freeways on behalf of the NSW government at the time, starting in 1979.Read More »Video: Gavin Gatenby & David Kirby on WestConnex & history repeating

A Millenium train at Museum Station / Photo: Marcus Wong/Wongm's Rail Gallery

New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway

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A Millenium train at Museum Station / Photo: Marcus Wong/Wongm's Rail Gallery

A Millenium train at Museum Station / Photo: Marcus Wong/Wongm’s Rail Gallery

AltMedia: New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway May 9, 2013 

Controversy over the CBD and South East Light Rail project has reignited debate about the incomplete Eastern Suburbs Railway line, with Surry Hills residents claiming its completion could negate the need for the light rail project.Read More »New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway

Unfit for purpose

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In 2012 NSW’s O’Farrell Government announced that Sydney’s long-awaited North West Rail Link would proceed, but only as a metro-style, privatised operation. In addition, the Epping-Chatswood tunnel and its stations would be modified so that it could not be used by modern double-deck suburban trains.Read More »Unfit for purpose

Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb

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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.Read More »Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb

"The current contract is convoluted and opaque" ... Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit. Photo: Quentin Jones

What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper

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"The current contract is convoluted and opaque" ... Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit. Photo: Quentin Jones

“The current contract is convoluted and opaque” … Gavin Gatenby, EcoTransit. Photo: Quentin Jones

SMH: What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper Jacob Saulwick September 17, 2011

Commuters are feeling the impact of another poorly designed public private partnership, as a stand-off between the NSW government and the operator of the light-rail line delays construction of the 5.7-kilometre extension through the inner west.Read More »What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper