The Government has released the Environmental Impact Statement for the New M5 St Peters Interchange and it's much worse than we thought.
Thousands of additional vehicles will pour out of the Interchange into surrounding suburbs like Green Square, Alexandria, Erskineville, Ashmore and Redfern that are already heavily congested. Euston Road and Campbell Road will become six lane highways, with traffic on Euston Road increasing from 5,000 to 50,000 vehicles a day.
The Interchange will surround our beloved Sydney Park with high-volume multi-lane roads, worsen air quality and threaten King Street.
The impacts will spread throughout the city and the project will waste more than $5 billion that could be spent on public transport. The only thing that can stop this is community opposition.
We have until 29 January 2016 to get as many submissions as possible into the Government highlighting the many flaws in this project and letting them know that the community opposes WestConnex.
But please also urge your family, friends and workmates to act too!
Make a submission now to the NSW Department of Planning opposing the WestConnex New M5 St Peters Interchange.
1. Click here to do so online:
The Director of Infrastructure Projects
Department of Planning
Application number SSI 6788
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001