What is Rozelle Against Westconnex (RAW) ?
Rozelle Against WestConnex (RAW) was formed in April 2016 to oppose all five Stages of WestConnex, the unfiltered exhaust stacks, the mooted destruction of Easton Park and a swathe of homes in Rozelle. (See FAQ)
RAW is a local community-based resident action group with nearly 850 members dedicated to filtering the WestConnex exhaust stacks. It exists now primarily to protect the community and our environment from the worst of the ravages of WestConnex, and to fight to preserve our existing amenity. The three huge unfiltered exhaust stacks in what was once the Rozelle goods yard, plus the one between Callan and Terry Streets on Victoria Road, will spew hundreds of tonnes of imported carcinogenic diesel pollution each year across thousands of homes on the Balmain peninsular and the adjoining suburbs. (See Bottleneck!)
RAW is a non-political alliance of over 840 concerned and impacted residents. Membership is free, and there are all sorts of ways you might like to become involved.
There’s never been a better time to protest in the streets!
Elizabeth Farrelly, SMH 29 October 2016