Leichhardt Against WestConnex (LAW) has been analysing the tunnelling and construction works planned for WestConnex Stage 3 (the M4-M5 Link from Haberfield to St Peters). They recently published the following report, which includes an analysis of the impacts these works could have on homes and properties along the route. I've been getting a lot of queries from residents who are concerned about this, so I'm republishing it here with LAW's permission.Read more
On Thursday 16 August, I joined my fellow Inner West Council councillor Colin Hesse on Radio Skid Row to discuss the ongoing disaster that is WestCONnex - specifically, the NSW government's failure to provide proper soundproofing to residents whose homes are being impacted by noise from the tollway's construction and/or operation. Also interviewed was Kate Cotis, one of the residents who is currently fighting the government for proper noise mitigation measures.Read more
Residents living near WestConnex construction sites are still being denied proper soundproofing measures, despite this being part of the tollway projects' conditions of approval. Some have been fighting for proper noise mitigation for months, which is why I'll be moving the following motion at next week's meeting to get Council to advocate more strongly for these residents.Read more
As promised, I've sent the following letter via email to the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, outlining community opposition to the decision to terminate the 422 bus at Central instead of the CBD, and directing his attention to the petition signed by nearly 350 people in just two days. I also sent a very similar email to the Secretary of Transport for NSW.Read more
Transport for NSW has recently announced changes to Inner West bus routes that will see the 422 bus that runs to and from Martin Place terminate at Central instead from 6 May 2018.
This will see Inner West residents in Camperdown, Newtown, St Peters, Sydenham and Tempe forced to catch two or more buses to get to and from the CBD. As well adding to travel times, this change will make using public transport more difficult for people who can't switch buses with ease.
Sign the petition below to call on the Minister for Transport and Transport for NSW to reverse this change so the 422 bus service continues to start and finish in Sydney's CBD.
INDEPENDENT Inner West Councillor Pauline Lockie has slammed the Berejiklian government for approving the WestConnex M4-M5 Link project.Read more
In December 2017, I met with senior officials from Department of Planning and Environment to discuss ongoing issues residents have been experiencing with WestCONnex, including issues with breaches of construction conditions, noise mitigation, and concern about the Stage 3 EIS being approved based on an ill-defined "concept" design.Read more