Welcome to the Greens campaign website to stop the WestConnex tollroad.

The Greens have been campaigning to stop WestConnex and invest in public transport since this tollroad was announced in 2012.

Jenny Leong MP is the NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Mehreen Faruqi MLC, is the NSW Greens spokesperson on Transport, Roads and Ports.

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    News: New road corridor - another WestConnex planning sham

    RMS has announced plans to radically alter key local roads between Alexandria to Moore Park and they have put these plans forward without indicating that they are obviously the result of the impact that WestConnex will have on traffic in this area. Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex has condemned this announcement . "It’s obvious that this work is directly related to WestConnex and the St Peters interchange - attempting to provide a stop gap solution to the widely discredited plan that would put 70,000 more cars into the area. "The pathetic attempt by RMS to try to pretend these works are stand alone so the true impact of WestConnex is hidden, will not fool anyone. "This announcement of rushed community consultation by RMS on major roads work between Alexandria and the Moore Park Road corridor yet again demonstrates contempt for public input. "The fact that RMS has announced these major works and the carving out of a highway between Sydney Park and Moore Park before we’ve seen any plans for the Sydney Gateway or the M4/M5 tunnel is outrageous.  "The Premier must call a halt to all work on the St Peters interchange until an integrated, well researched and sustainable plan is developed - not this rogue road building frenzy the current Minister is allowing on his watch.
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    News: WestConnex Planning on the Run and Open Letter to the Premier

    Open Letter to Premier Baird, Planning Minister Stokes and Roads Minister Gay All local community campaign groups, Greens and ALP state and federal politicians, Lord Mayor Clover Moore and other individuals and organisations, have signed onto an Open Letter to the Premier, the Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Roads Minister Duncan Gay, demanding a review of WestConnex and an immediate halt to all work on the proposed St Peters Interchange.  Over 1000 people signed the Open Letter in the first day.  You can add your signature here. Planning on the Run The Baird Liberal National state government has fast-tracked radically altered plans for the Stage 3 M4-M5, announced tunnelling on the New M5 from St Peters and been strongly criticised by the NSW Auditor General for the Sydney Light Rail planning and budgeting – which was compared to the problems the Auditor General highlighted with WestConnex back in December 2014.  Recently the Sydney Motorway Corporation added another kilometre of Stage 2 tunnel from Rozelle to the Iron Cove Bridge and major changes to the Rozelle Interchange.  Now planning for the Stage 3 M4-M5 9 km tunnel has been fast-tracked and it’s been widened to 8 lanes.  The Camperdown portals onto Parramatta Road have been scrapped and the route has been moved further west.  This is good news for Camperdown and Glebe residents as they now won’t have tens of thousands more cars from WestConnex feeding onto Parramatta Road or 30 metre high pollution stacks right in the middle of their suburbs. But this change will just shift the traffic chaos and pollution elsewhere to St Peters, Alexandria and Newtown. Preparatory drilling along the proposed route has occurred over the past few weeks but we won’t know the exact route till the EIS is made public in the first half of 2017. What we do know though, is that this major project is being planned on the run and that all the traffic and air modelling and the business case details are now inaccurate due to these changes since the Stage 1 and Stage 2 EIS plans were approved by the NSW Planning Minister. Just this week I've met with the Premier and concerned community members and again called on him to immediately step in and stop all WestConnex works and set up an independent review, particularly in light of the way the project is now being planned on the run. Premier Baird must put a halt to this out of control mega-road and insist on a review now.
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