WestConnex Public Meeting 10 Oct 2013
Join residents, public transport advocates & Greens Councillors at a public meeting to learn more about the NSW and Federal Government’s proposed WestConnex Sydney motorway. WestConnex is a $13 billion dollar 33km motorway project. In part, the proposed plan would extend the M4 from the Taverners Hill area to Strathfield and include the construction of a tunnel from Taverners Hill to St Peters via Camperdown. The Greens support investment in public transport not more roads and have released a comprehensive plan for Parramatta Rd (more information below).
Where: Leichhardt Town Hall, Cnr. Marion St and Norton St, Leichhardt
Speakers: Dr Michelle Zeibots (Institute for Sustainable Futures), Gavin Gatenby (EcoTransit) and Tom Zubryzcki (Leichhardt resident and film-maker) and ABC science broadcaster Bernie Hobbs MC.
Light refreshments provided.
Public transport not motorways!
The Greens on Marrickville Council successfully moved for Marrickville Council to oppose the WestConnex project, which will redirect billions of dollars away from public transport and cut through residential areas including St Peters, Petersham and Newtown. However the State Government has recently announced it plans to being work on the first leg of the road, as the community campaign builds to prevent the project. For more information see the Media Releases section of this website or contact Greens Councillor David Leary.
The Greens support investment in public transport not more roads and have released a comprehensive plan for Parramatta Rd. For more information visit the website of Greens MP for Balmain Jamie Parker – http://www.jamieparker.org.au/Get-on-board-light-rail/.
Local Greens Councillors worked with the community to force the former State Government to scrap it’s earlier plans for the extension of the M4. For more information see the No WestConnex Campaign Page.