WestConnex is an ongoing threat, with its congestion-inducing toll roads that will deliver 120,000 vehicles into our city. We are lobbying the Government to permit road closures in Alexandria to protect residential streets from the St Peter’s interchange.
We will continue to defend Moore Park’s trees and parkland against threats from stadium redevelopment, expansion of car parks, light rail construction, development of the Entertainment Quarter and the use of Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries for elite sport. And we’ll continue to fight the major highway and intersection that would destroy parkland and channel traffic from WestConnex to Moore Park.
In August the State announced an over-cooked proposal for the Waterloo Housing Estate. The proposals will increase the estate from 2,012 social housing units to a massive 7,200 units in tall towers, up to 40 storeys high. And worse, the majority of the properties will be privately owned, despite being on public land.
In 2019, we’ll continue to work with residents to demand State Government address community concerns with design, the inadequate provision of social and affordable housing and failure to address the combined impact of this and other nearby redevelopments.