In the news

Pauline Lockie has spoken out hundreds of times on behalf of our community about issues and opportunities in the Inner West. Here are some highlights of her work.

Print / digital

Final stage of WestConnex approved | Inner West Courier | Apr 2018

'Rage Against WestConnex' rally slams tollway threats | Green Left Weekly | Apr 2018

Inner West Council to install Pride Seats in recognition of the region's LGBTIQ community | Inner West Courier | Mar 2018

Creative conflict | AltMedia | Feb 2018

Inner West Council first Sydney council to debate ditching Australia Day celebrations | SMH | Jan 2018

Small bars or small factories? The tough question facing Sydney's inner west | SMH | Dec 2017

Owner of Olympia Milk Bar in Sydney's inner west inundated with offers to help reopen it | Commercial Real Estate | Dec 2017

Liberal with her mouth | AltMedia | Nov 2017

Sleepless in St Peters | Inner West Courier | Nov 2017

Inner West deputy mayor Julie Passas in homophobic abuse controversy | SMH | Nov 2017

SSM: Lewd Tony Abbott, George Pell mural on Sydney's Botany View Hotel graffitied | ABC | Nov 2017

'Sexual' Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell mural painted over | Central Sydney | Nov 2017

Inner West Council rejects Christian Lobby's LGBT grants objections | SMH | Nov 2017

Australian Christian Lobby targets Inner West Council over LGBTIQ programs | Inner West Courier | Nov 2017

Inner West Council demerger urged | AltMedia | Nov 2017

Inner West Council backs City of Sydney’s plans for late night trading on King Street | Inner West Courier | Oct 2017

Investors demand more WestConnex detail as M4-M5 link EIS submissions close | AFR | Oct 2017

Residents urge action, not bluster, on WestConnex | Green Left Weekly | Oct 2017

Mayhem in Marrickville | AltMedia | Oct 2017

Inner west Labor-Liberal pact | AltMedia | Sep 2017

Labor wins inner west mayoralty after power-sharing deal with Liberals | SMH | Sep 2017

Labor-Liberal alliance on the cards as parties try to 'lock out' Greens | Inner West Courier | Sep 2017

Development under threat as power shifts | Daily Telegraph | Sep 2017

Independents day of reckoning in the inner west | AltMedia | Sep 2017

WestConnex pollution on the rise | AltMedia | Aug 2017

Independents running for Inner West Council snag high-profile support | Inner West Courier | Jul 2017

WestConnex: The stink of controversy that fails to go away | The Guardian | Jul 2017

Horrible stench shows lack of empathy for locals | AltMedia | Jun 2017

WestConnex works stench | SMH | Jun 2017

Changing suburbs | House & Garden | May 2017 

WestConnex: bitter battles mark the road to Australia's urban future | The Guardian | Apr 2017 

Parramatta Rd: Boulevard of broken budgets | AltMedia | Apr 2017

WestConnex road widening triggers need to insulate apartments in inner Sydney | SMH | Mar 2017

Contractors ordered to fix 'rotten egg' smell at WestConnex site after St Peters residents complain | SMH | Mar 2017

Terrible ‘rotten egg’ smells coming from St Peters interchange construction site puts WestConnex on the nose | IWC | Mar 2017

WestConnex wasting public money with AFL team sponsorship, critics say | The Guardian | Mar 2017 

Auditor slams $3.5b WestConnex funding | news.com.au | Feb 2017 

Asbestos clouds WestConnex’s reputation | AltMedia | Feb 2017 

Mike Baird resignation | ABC | Jan 2017

WestConnex: Richard Moras fed up with workers wrongly identifying his St Peters house to be demolished | news.com.au | Jan 2017

Compulsory acquisitions owners get more time, money but fairness questions remain | SMH | Oct 2016

Thousands turn out to force 'Casino' Mike Baird's hand on lock out, CSG, WestConnex, and councils | New Matilda | May 2016

Opposition to WestConnex grows as council blocks contractors from streets | SMH | Apr 2016

Baird government labelled 'secret state' as information increasingly blocked | Sun-Herald | Feb 2016

Clean-up of asbestos on WestConnex site in St Peters under scrutiny | SMH | Sep 2015

Residents offered far below market value for homes needed for WestConnex, lawyer says | SMH | Jul 2015 

Haberfield and Homebush set for pollution stacks as M4 East Tunnel plans revealed | SMH | Jun 2015

‘It beggars belief’: St Peters family told they could lose home to WestConnex acquisitions | Inner West Courier (IWC) | Nov 2014  

TV

WestConnex Stage 3 approved | ABC News | Apr 2018

Not in our backyard | A Current Affair | Apr 2018

Central revamp | Ten Eyewitness News | Mar 2018

Train timetable | 9 News Sydney | Sep 2017 

Right road? | 9 News Sydney | Aug 2017

Dumping ground | 9 News Sydney | Jun 2017

WestConnex Euston Rd plans | Ten Eyewitness News | Apr 2017

WestConnex questions | 9 News | Feb 2017

Parramatta Road development plans | 9 News | Nov 2016 

Compulsory acquisition reforms | Ten Eyewitness News | Oct 2016

March Against Baird protest in Sydney | ABC News | May 2016 

Residents hold fears for WestConnex | 7 News | Sep 2015

WestConnex project forces dozens of residents to leave within 12 months | ABC News | Jan 2015

Op-ed pieces 

The human toll of Mike Baird’s WestConnex | The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) | Oct 2016

WestConnex spruikers won’t stop the spin | SMH | Jun 2016

Public transport: better than motorways, and not just for congestion | Green Left Weekly | Jun 2016

Federal funding for WestConnex | AltMedia | Jun 2016 

Radio 

Pauline Lockie on life, music and her political influences | Radio Skid Row | Jan 2018

WestConnex health and safety breaches | 2RRR RadioActive | Mar 2017 

Meeting with Mike Baird | Radio SkidRow | Dec 2016

NSW compulsory acquisitions | 2UE | Aug 2016

Talking WestConnex with Wendy Harmer | ABC702 | Mar 2016 

WestConnex New M5 design revealed | ABC702 | Sep 2015 


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