Last Friday (12 May) Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) released the Concept Design for Stage 3 of WestConnex. You can find it here, and enter your specific queries and objections on WCX’s ‘collaborative map’.
An alliance of 11 community groups opposed to WestCONnex slammed the document and demanded it be immediately recalled, describing it as unclear, with illegible street diagrams and deliberately designed to keep the community in the dark about the Berejiklian Government’s plans. You can read our letter to Stuart Ayres (Minister for WestCONnex) here.
In the week since, SMC have released a 60 page “printable version” which comes in at 160 megabytes. For reference the entire 828 pages of the 2017-18 Australian Federal Budget is just 7.4 megabytes to download. If you manage to download the Concept Design documents you’ll need a high resolution colour printer and A3 paper if you want to be able to read it. We tried printing it and this is what came out.
What. A. Sham.
If you want to express your disgust with this process you can contact SMC here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Stuart Ayres’ office to make a complaint here: email@example.com
We have an action packed couple of weeks ahead. We’d love to see you at one of these events:
Saturday 20th May
8-9am: Protest House Demolitions, Simpson Park, Campbell St, St Peters
10am-2pm: Protest and Concert Balmain Town Hall
11am-3pm:Ghost Homes and Trees Exhibition, Chrissie Cotter Gallery Camperdown
Sunday 21st May
1:30pm: 50th Anniversary of the Battle for Nanny Goat Hill, Turella Reserve, Earlwood
3-5pm: Air Pollution, Tunnels and Traffic – Expert Info, Not WestCONnex spin! Camperdown
Monday 22nd May
9:30am: Support Wendy Bacon, Amy Gentle, and James McCallum for their court appearances, Downing Centre, Sydney
1:15pm: Dennis Cliche faces NSW Parliament for Toll Inquiry, open to public, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney
Thursday 25th May
4pm: Camperdown “Community Consultation” for Stage 3 of Westconnex, Camperdown
Saturday 27th May
7pm: The BUSHWACKERS Big Family Bush Dance (Legal Fundraiser), Marrickville
Tuesday 30th May
4pm: Newtown “Community Consultation” for Stage 3 of Westconnex, Newtown
Wednesday 31st May
5:30-7pm: Film Screening: Tunnel Vision, University of Sydney
Thursday 1st June
4pm: Balmain “Community Consultation” for Stage 3 of Westconnex, Balmain
Wednesday 7th June
4pm: Haberfield “Community Consultation” for Stage 3 of Westconnex, Haberfield
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