NEWS: Sydney Park protest camp established and stops bulldozers

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Community members and local anti-Westconnex campaigners were joined by Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Greens MP for Newtown, Jenny Leong, on Monday morning Sept 19 and stopped the first bulldozer destroying parts of Sydney Park. A protest campsite was established which was later raided at 3am by the Redfern police and WestConnex who pulled out the protestors who had been previously assured that they would not be moved during the night. 

However, the camp remains and is growing as more people join the campaign to Stop WestConnex bulldozers here. Join them and sign up at the protest camp on Euston Road, Alexandria adjacent to Sydney Park.

WestConnex planned to undertake utility and geotechnical investigations as a prelude to widening Euston Road in Alexandria. This work would mean that a stand of large eucalypts and other native species would be uprooted as part of this work as well as displacing the local fauna including 2 wonderful Tawney Frogmouth owls which are nesting in trees above the campsite. 

WestConnex plans to take large swathes of parkland from Sydney Park and surrounds in forthcoming months.

JOIN THE FIGHT TO SAVE SYDNEY PARK AND ALL THE COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY WESTCONNEX

SIGN ONTO THE ROSTER TO JOIN THE PROTEST CAMP BY DROPPING DOWN TO THE CAMPSITE ON EUSTON ROAD, ALEXANDRIA or calling our office on (02) 9517 2800 or emailing  newtown@parliament.nsw.gov.au for more information.

SMS WESTCON 0490 257225 TO RECEIVE ACTION ALERTS

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The community is rallying to fight this plan to destroy parts of Sydney Park and to surround the park with multi lane tollroads spinning off from the proposed highly polluting, LA style spaghetti St. Peters Interchange. 

The Sydney Part Protest Camp 

  • We say no to WestConnex destroying Sydney Park, the most valuable green space in the whole of the Inner West.
  • We say no to WestConnex bringing an average of 3,035 additional construction light vehicle movements and 2,218 heavy vehicle movements daily into the St Peters construction precinct for a period of more than three years.
  • We say no to WestConnex funnelling  tens of thousands of vehicles into the Inner West increasing health risks and polluting our lungs
  • We will resist all work on Sydney Park and we demand that the Baird govt halts all work on WestConnex and implements public transport infrastructure instead.

JOIN THE PROTEST CAMP TO STOP WESTCONNEX BULLDOZING SYDNEY PARK AND DESTROYING MORE COMMUNITIES Call our office on (02) 9517 2800 or email newtown@parliament.nsw.gov.au for more information.

SMS WESTCON TO 0490 257225 TO RECEIVE ACTION ALERTS

 

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