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Lendlease juggernaut lacks social licence

By Wendy Bacon Just a week before Christmas, the social media team at corporate giant Lendlease tweeted a prediction for 2019 from its CEO Steve McCann. “It’s now well understood that while government’s grant permits, communities are the ones that grant permissions. This means if we don’t have a social license to operate, our projects […]

Parliament digs up WestCONnex dirt

By Wendy Bacon WestConnex may be Australia’s biggest infrastructure project but according to Reverend Fred Nile, who chaired a Parliamentary Inquiry into its impacts, it’s also the worst example of lack of transparency in NSW. The report,which was released this week, is a devastating critique of the 34-kilometre tollway network. The Committee found the NSW […]

Westconnex bottoms out

Inner West residents learned for the first time last week that the WestConnex Stage 3 tunnel between Haberfield and St Peters would be less than 20 metres under some of their homes. NSW Planning approved the project in April with only an ‘indicative route’. Since then residents have been waiting for a map. The final […]

WestConnex dumps dive sites

By Wendy Bacon Two dangerous WestConnex dive sites have been dumped by Lendlease, the lead contractor appointed to build the Stage 3 WestConnex tunnel between St Peters and Haberfield. This is a big win for residents but leaves open a serious question. Why were these two sites approved by NSW Planning in the first place? […]