WestConnex Damage

Tuesday 13 March 2018

In Parliament, I called on the government to withdraw plans to expand roads and intersections between Alexandria and Moore Park (A2MP), proposed to deal with new traffic spilling into the streets from the WestConnex. When all associated road changes are factored in, WestConnex will cost a staggering $50 billion, when what we need and people want is more public transport options.

The A2MP project will carve off more Moore Park land and chop over 100 trees, including old growth trees, to make way for six-lane clearways. The ‘continuous flow’ intersection at Anzac Parade will have 12 lanes of traffic and take pedestrians 10 minutes to cross. It will be disastrous for the city and inner east and is opposed by the City of Sydney, Woollahra, Randwick and Waverley Councils. My speech: HERE

It is no coincidence that the plan to funnel thousands of cars to Moore Park coincides with the SCG’s plans to rebuild its stadium. Following my lobbying, including requests to the Premier, the government has agreed on an EIS process for the stadium rebuild, which will give the public opportunity to comment on the detail of the project. I will continue to call for withdrawal of this wasteful rebuild and encourage you to collect signatures on my petition: HERE