SMH Editorial: More debate on $15 billion WestConnex initiative welcomed

Sydney Morning Herald: More debate on $15 billion WestConnex initiative welcomed. May 3, 2015 EDITORIAL The Herald welcomes the intensification of the public debate about the WestConnex motorway. Not because debate is good for its own sake but because increased scrutiny of WestConnex, which at $15 billion is the largest transport initiative in Australia, may, at the least, provide the impetus […]

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WestConnex set to push drivers onto Parramatta Road

Leichhardt Council: WestConnex set to push drivers onto Parramatta Road (29 April 2015) The so called key benefit of the WestConnex has been exposed as a sham, with a report commissioned by the City of Sydney confirming that the new toll road would actually increase traffic on Parramatta Road. Leichhardt Council will join the City of Sydney in calling on […]

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Committee for Sydney’s Tim Williams slams road building plans for city + Concord tunnelling point announced

SMH: Committee for Sydney’s Tim Williams slams road building plans for city. Jacob Saulwick Transport Reporter (30 April 2015) “I wouldn’t start from here”: Tim Williams’ presentation What you need to know about WestConnex Duncan Gay: Media Release – Construction mid-point identified for first WestConnex tunnel The head of a major Sydney business lobby group has come out swinging against the Baird and […]

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WestConnex Transport Modelling

Clover Moore: WestConnex Transport Modelling (28 April 2015) The $15 billion WestConnex toll road project is the largest transport project in Australia’s history. Despite this, the NSW Government has still not released traffic modelling, Environmental Impact Statements or a business case for the road project. While the NSW Government has kept its own modelling confidential, new, independent and publicly available transport […]

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Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds?

Canterbury-Banktown Express: Light rail link from Bankstown to Parramatta would boost jobs but will WestConnex swallow all funds? (27 April 2015) More than 16,000 people who commute from Bankstown to Parramatta each day would benefit from light rail linking the two regions. A line to Bankstown is one of four routes from Parramatta being investigated by the State Government. A […]

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Dr Tim Williams: I Wouldn’t Start From Here – Towards the transport revolution Sydney needs

Dr Tim Williams: I Wouldn’t Start From Here – Towards the transport revolution Sydney needs Seminar presented at the University of Sydney, Henry Halloran Trust, Thursday 23 April 2015 The NSW government is about to spend a significant amount of money on transport in Sydney. Will it deliver the Sydney we need? Dr Tim Williams gave an overview and answered […]

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Saving Wolli Creek – Part 4: A tale of two tunnels

From EcoTransit Sydney: How the fight against a surface freeway through the valley led to the construction of the Airport Rail Line and pushed this section of the M5 East into a tunnel that avoided the valley’s open space east of Bexley Road … Saving Wolli Creek: watch the full series playlist Background: The Kilby Report Wolli Creek Preservation Society […]

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An artists impression of … WestConnex

Courtesy of 2044@living, we proudly present the Artists Impressions series of potential WestConnex impacts upon Wolli Creek, Sydney Park, Campbell Street in St Peters, Manly, King Street, Dial a Dump and King Street in Newtown. Unfortunately in real life, traffic gridlock is not this pretty or cute. Westconnex comes to #wolli creek. Artist impression#nowestconnex pic.twitter.com/6FaHDfgEyL — 2044@living (@fodderfile) March 1, 2015 @fodderfile pic.twitter.com/jnhsASzOOj — 2044@living […]

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