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Westconnex clearways could turn King Street into Parramatta road: Plibersek

By ALEXANDER LEWIS Federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has joined an accelerating campaign to put the brakes on WestConnex. Ms Plibersek said the toll road should not proceed as it would kill retail in Newtown and surrounding areas. “The extension of clearways would turn King Street into Parramatta Road,” she said in a statement […]

Parramatta Road to house 60,000 new dwellings

The Baird Government has been forced to release the draft plan for the future Parramatta road which reveals 60,000 new dwellings as the target. The development being labelled the ‘new’ Parramatta Road will be the biggest so far in terms of housing that is planned for Sydney. The number of houses along the corridor is […]

Minister warns mayors on WestConnex

Roads Minister Duncan Gay has dismissed the threat of a community campaign against the WestConnex motorway and says the project will go ahead regardless. And he warned that mayors who do not cooperate would be locked out of the planning process. Leichhardt Council will spend up to $20,000 providing information and lobbying kits to residents […]

Don’t miss Parramatta Road opportunity, say developers

Chief Executive of the Urban Taskforce Chris Johnson says the State Government is at risk of going "weak in the knees" over the renewal of Parramatta Rd. Mr Johnson, whose organisation represents property developers and financiers, welcomed last week’s announcement of a $200 million redevelopment program for the ailing highway, but warned it would not […]