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Protestors thrown off WestConnex drilling site

BY RYAN QUINN Police were called to a WestConnex protestor site in Haberfield on Tuesday morning, September 29. The protestors, part of the WestConnex Action Group (WAG), were allegedly warned by police that they could be arrested for occupying a new M4 East project drilling site. The protestors followed workers as they entered the fenced […]

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 […]

WestConnex dinosaur would cleave St Peters

By Alexander Lewis   It’s been more than 100 years since dinosaur remains were discovered in St Peters, but the Baird government plans to bring one back, according to residents. The WestConnex motorway will wipe out more than 40 houses in the historical suburb and a portion of Sydney Park if construction plans go ahead. […]

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 […]

Action group takes its toll on roads lobby event

By Wendy Bacon   Like all industries, the roads industry holds corporate events to network and celebrate achievements. Normally roads lobby events are smooth affairs - talk, good food and a chance to chat about new public contracts that keep profits churning. But this year, it's become increasingly difficult for the lobby to hold its […]