More Concerns about WestConnex

Residents have contacted me raising serious concerns about work at the Alexandria landfill site where the WestConnex spaghetti junction is proposed to be constructed.

Their concerns relate to the removal of asbestos, the route being used by trucks to access the site, and whether work is outside the scope of existing approvals.

I have asked the NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman to stop work on the site until the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) host a public meeting to provide information and answer residents' questions.

If you share the concern, contact Minister Speakman and let him know the community needs a public meeting on this issue:

Environment Minister, the Hon Mark Speakman MP
Email: office@speakman.minister.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 8574 6390

The NSW Government still hasn't provided detailed traffic information to explain how roads around St Peters in Erskineville, Alexandria, Green Square and Newtown can handle the number of vehicles that will use the planned interchange.

Additional traffic will be funnelled onto streets where there is already serious congestion, including Green Square where there will be 61,000 residents and 22,000 workers by 2030.

WestConnex will worsen traffic congestion and won't improve access to CBD jobs as the government claims. Eighty-nine percent of Western Sydney workers commute to Central Sydney by public transport.

There is still no business case, traffic modelling or comprehensive environmental impact statements for this $15 billion white elephant.

The public deserves a detailed explanation about why this massive project is needed and how the costs can be justified.

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