Stop WestConnex Stage 3
Stop Stage 3 of WestConnex – Sydney needs reliable, extensive public transport
BREAKING: The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has rejected the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for WestConnex Stage 3. This is another road block for the WestConnex toll road - sign up to this petition and I'll keep you updated as more information comes to hand.
By pushing ahead with WestConnex, NSW Premier Berejiklian is missing an opportunity to be truly visionary and revolutionise the way we travel around our city.
Other global cities stopped investing in motorways years ago. After looking at the evidence and listening to their communities, they have prioritised extensive, fast and reliable public transport networks.
We all want to live in a city we can be proud of – and Sydney is at a pivotal moment in its history. With a booming population, we need to do the long term planning for how we move around and interact with our city.
WestConnex represents a completely different future, in which billions of dollars are tied up in a project that will set back our city’s development for years.
Stage 3 is the most destructive part of the project, this line hand drawn on a map to tie two road projects together is literally tearing up our city and inner suburbs. We’ve already lost 1,000 trees and many homes and heritage buildings. Stage 3 threatens to do the same in the North Shore and South Coast, too as it is justified as necessary to build the Beaches Link to Balgowlah and the F6 to Waterfall and beyond.
And even though the so-called ‘missing link’ between the M4 and M5 is one of the main arguments for Stage 3, the A3 Connector already links those roads.
The Government continues to push through Stage 3, even though they have no funding and no way of building it. Public roads are being privatised with excessive tolls that are only set to rise as the Government tries to raise enough revenue to build even more toll roads. It’s the commuters and future generations who are set to suffer the most – by the time the toll period ends, the children of today would have retired.
The whole situation may seem hopeless, but it is not too late to stop Stage 3 – construction hasn’t started and we can stop it in its tracks.
Instead of leaving our city stuck in the past, let’s make evidence based and visionary decisions for our future. By bringing forward the Sydney Metro West we can give communities in the West a real choice on their commute. We can pressure the Premier to take the tax off the airport line, and support light rail between Green Square and the city.
Our community needs to speak up for the future we see, a city for future generations to be proud of, and we need to stand together to achieve it. Join me and help demand change of the Government.