Given the Baird government’s determination to force WestConnex on our community despite the ongoing questions about its justification, governance, viability and social and environmental impact, we are holding a Peoples Inquiry which will publicly highlight many of the concerns about this 33 kilometre tollroad.
Over 20,000 submissions were made by organisations, councils and members of the public in response to the Environmental Impact Statements released for Stages 1 and 2 of this $16.8 billion project, however much of the detail and information contained in these submissions has never seen the light of day.
I am concerned that the NSW government is pressing ahead with this deeply flawed project, supported by federal funding, despite the serious concerns that have been raised and the mounting evidence that demonstrates its lack of credibility and the damage it will do to our communities.
We have supported community calls for independent inquiries at a state and federal level about this project and the lack of good governance and accountability surrounding it, but so far these calls have not been acted on.
That’s why we are now taking action into our own hands by hosting the WestConnex People’s Inquiry. Register here to attend.