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Inner West Council seeks transparency on St Peters Interchange contamination

By AMBER GRIFFIN After a City Hub investigation revealed that council had been left in the dark about the NSW government's concerns over contamination at the WestConnex St Peters Interchange, the Inner West Council is taking action to gain transparency on the situation. A motion at a recent Inner West Council meeting requesting an "urgent […]

Transport for NSW kept Inner West Council in the dark about St Peters contamination

By WENDY BACON Transport for NSW failed to inform Inner West Council (IWC) about public safety concerns for land in St Peters that it wanted the Council to manage as a park. A City Hub investigation has found that the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s concerns about hazard risks at the site led it to require […]

Inner West: Council to hold NSW Government accountable for contaminated WestConnex Park

By KATELYN MILLIGAN Inner West Council has called for the NSW Government to conduct an immediate investigation into potential contamination at WestConnex St Peters Interchange Park. Council will write to Premier Gladys Berejiklian and relevant Ministers to hold NSW Government accountable for the remediation, ownership and management of the toxic parkland within the Inner West […]

Westcon’s M8 dustup

By WENDY BACON There have been six air pollution exceedances on the WestConnex M8 tunnel since it opened in early July. Five of these involved the controversial unfiltered ventilation stacks.  Air pollutant readings above the limit were not caused by traffic congestion because there has been very little traffic on the M8 due to drivers […]

The dreamworld of WestConnex PR

By WENDY BACON This week WestConnex launched what the Federal and NSW governments boasted was an “interactive, world-first online community event” to promote Transurban’s WestConnex M8, the tollway from Kingsgrove to St Peters that will open soon. It’s an interactive video with lots of places where you can click to immerse yourself in the tollway […]

All you wanted to know about WestConnex

By ELIZA SPENCER Drought, fires and floods have not stopped one of the NSW State Government’s most malignant projects from trundling towards completion. Even a pandemic cannot halt the efforts of the venture, as underground drills grind through stone and silt less than 30 meters below homes, roads, and businesses across the Inner West. The […]

St Peter’s deafened by WestConnex

By Lanie Tindale A vacant Roads and Maritime Services-owned house in St Peters is receiving extensive noise abatement treatment, classified as Type 2, while residents on the same street struggle to get proper noise treatment. St Peters residents say noise amelioration is desperately needed. A video from last Friday night posted to a private St […]

WestConnex opposition celebrates first anniversary

BY WENDY BACON Save Sydney Park WestCONnex protest camp is holding its first birthday celebration this Sunday, September 24. The camp began as an early morning protest on September 19th 2016, the day WestConnex moved in to take sections of the park and knock down hundreds of trees. That protest ended in a decision to […]

Marrickville joins stand against WestConnex

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Marrickville Council officially declared their opposition to the contentious WestConnex project at last week’s council meeting, a move that the WestConnex Action Group labelled “a great win for grassroots resident groups”. This vote came a week before revelations that the WestConnex project will not ease congestion based on the state government's […]