Greens force release of secret reports on M4 East extension
Greens MP and transport spokesperson Lee Rhiannon won support last week in the NSW Upper House for the release of secret reports and documents on the M4 East extension. The reports must now be available to the public within fourteen days.
“The government has kept the detail of the M4 East extension under wraps for years,” Ms Rhiannon said. “The release of these secret reports will help the community scrutinise these massive motorway plans which will have such an enormous impact on Sydney, particularly the inner west.”
“The Federal government has committed $300 million to kick start this project, yet the RTA refuses to publicly discuss where the motorway will go and where its filtration stacks will be located. These reports and documents should always have been in public view. “It is indicative of the secret culture of this government that the Greens and community groups have had to fight so hard to see them,” Ms Rhiannon said.
What papers will be released:
• The paper produced by consultant Mr Jim Steer on the M4 East extension and any correspondence, including letters, faxes and emails, that relate to the preparation and finalisation of this paper,
• The discussion paper on the extension to the M4 East motorway prepared for public consultation by the Office of the Coordinator-General in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and any correspondence, including letters, faxes and emails, that relate to the preparation and finalisation of this discussion paper,
• The Capital Expenditure documentation relating to the M4 East extension which discusses the ‘Victoria Road Extension.
When these documents are released, we will post them on this site.
More information : Lee Rhiannon MLC NSW Parliament 9230 3551 – www.leerhiannon.org.au