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The road that keeps on tolling

BY WENDY BACON It is often said by critics of tollways that the purpose of building a tollway is to build a case for building another tollway. When the first tollway fails to reduce traffic congestion, your next project comes into play. In other words, tollways are the gift to the road lobby that just […]

Locals protest WestConnex with art

BY GEORGIA CLARK After 6 years of staunch opposition, the pushback against the WestConnex motorway has spearheaded a new era of expression as locals this week launch an exhibition showcasing heritage items salvaged from the development’s 33km path of destruction. The exhibition features a myriad of multimedia artworks including printed photos, 3D films and costumes […]

WestConnex Business Case: “A confused document filled with contradictions”

BY WENDY BACON When the Minister for Planning Rob Stokes announced two weeks ago that he had approved the Westconnex M4 tunnel between Homebush and Haberfield in Sydney's Inner West, few were surprised. Despite serious concerns raised by City of Sydney, Marrickville and Ashfield Councils and independent experts, as well as thousands of objections from […]

WestConnex announcement angers politicians and residents

The Australian and NSW Governments sent a shockwave through parts of Sydney with their announcement that the planning application for the new M5 tunnels as part of the second stage of WestConnex had been lodged. The plans were rejected by both the Greens and Labor at all levels of Government. Residents of the effected areas […]