Reclaim the streets this Saturday from 1pm in Simpson Park off Campbell Street in St Peters. This is the site of the proposed Exit Ramps which will spew traffic into the whole area. Come and join the Rally, there will be music, stalls and lots of energised peple.
Beware of Strangers Bearing Gifts
It must be nearly Christmas. In a deja vu of this time last year, bad news for local communities is released just before the silly season. Recent announcements are –
- Revised route for the WestConnex toll tunnel taking it up to the foot of the Anzac Bridge and a planned second Harbour Tunnel and then down to the St Peters interchange through Camperdown with links to a reborn M6.
- Urban Growth plans for 60,00 additional high and medium rise dwellings in the Parramatta Rd corridor from Parramatta to Camperdown.
- Urbangrowth plans for a massive land grab with 12,000 new dwellings in the Inner Harbour Bays Precinct.
The Alexandria Residents Action Group (ARAG) has has taken up the WestConnex issues at the Sydney Park Sydney Council end of the scheme and have a great article and set of information resources on their web page.
Another local Group opposed to WestConnex and highrise urban blight has sprung up. The Save Petersham Park facebook page has already attracted 2,300 likes.
Organisers are holding a community meeting at the Petersham Bowling Club (adjacent to the Park) on Tuesday 16 December at 7pm. The Camperdown area is also under greater threat with the revised route just announced.
Continuing Community opposition to WestConnex drill rigs
To follow or join the protests you can go to the following Facebook pages.
“Like” the page(s) for a feed of information.
Westcon Community Action Groups
No WestConnex Public Transport
Save Ashfield Park
Save Petersham Park
Westconnex Action Group Inner West
Alexandria Residents Action group
Protect Wolli Creek Valley
No WestConnex Rockdale Group
Photo from Samuel Street, Tempe below puts the message very succinctly-