M4-M5 information for residents - Dec 2019

WestConnex Community Information Sessions

WestConnex are holding two community information pop in sessions in December on the M4-M5 Link tunnels. 

Session 1 - Wednesday 11 Dec, 4-7pm - Sydney Park Pavilion, Sydney Park Euston Road, St Peters.
Session 2 - Saturday 14 Dec, 10am-1pm - M4-M5 Link Community Information Centre 201-205 Parramatta Road, Haberfield. 

Contact WestConnex for information on these sessions.

M4-M5 Tunnel Route

This is the M4-M5 tunnel route map which allows you to zoom into your street address and see whether tunnelling will occur under your property and what the proposed depth of the tunnel will be. Just hold your mouse over your location and you will see the information appear in a pop out box.

Sub-Stratum Acquisitions

If your home is directly above the tunnel route, the Government will compulsorily acquire the land underneath the property. You will be sent a Property Acquisition Notice (PAN) under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 before any tunnelling commences. This compulsory acquisition does not preclude or prevent a property owner from selling/buying/re-mortgaging the subject property. 

You can contact RMS for more information about substratum acquisitions by calling (02) 8849 2308 during working hours.

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WestConnex M4-M5 tunnel update

In December 2018 details of the latest WestConnex M4-M5 route and tunnel depths were published on an interactive map which showed a large number of locations where the proposed tunnel depths would be far shallower than previously indicated. 

Depths of between 16-25 metres under many residential streets in St Peters, Camperdown, Annandale and Leichhardt are unacceptable given the severe impacts which have already been seen on homes in other areas at deeper tunneling depths. 

The Greens and affected community members are calling for the following: 

  • Scrap WestConnex and redirect money into public transport
  • Deeper tunnelling
  • Community representative on the RMS damage assessment panel
  • Expand the zone of influence to 250m
  • Vibration monitoring at homes within zone of influence
  • Deploy ground movement detection technology to confirm causation of property damage
  • Commit to compensating property owners for compulsory underground acquisitions

In April 2019 the WestConnex Action Group held a large community meeting to look at options for compensation for damage caused by the M4-M5 tunneling. 

You can find information about this meeting here.

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Don't Super Fund WestConnex

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We want our super funds to support healthy and secure lives in our retirement. But, what if the money in our super funds was contributing to the exact opposite?

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MEDIA RELEASE: Greens call for clean air and fast transport, not exhaust fumes and traffic jams

The NSW Greens have condemned the newly released M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), criticising the plan’s lack of substantive detail, and called on the Planning Minister to immediately halt this ‘farce of a process’.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Newtown MP calls on Premier to listen to City on WestConnex

Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, calls on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to seriously consider the City of Sydney’s alternate plan for WestConnex.

"What the city of Sydney plan shows is that there are genuine alternatives to the current WestConnex madness. Exploring these alternatives - that prioritize reducing congestion, sustainable transport options and much needed housing in our city - should be what the NSW state government is doing.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Greens put Labor in spotlight on call to stop WestConnex

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Acting Federal Greens leader Scott Ludlam, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens NSW Transport spokesperson, Mehreen Faruqi MP, joined campaigners and community members at the SaveSydneyPark anti-WestConnex protest camp in Alexandria today.

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Jenny Leong MP: Grand Theft WestCONnex rally

Jenny Leong spoke at the Grand Theft WestCONnex rally on April 6, 2017 outside the NSW Parliament calling for WestConnex to be stopped and that WestConnex is not a done deal.  


News: WestConnex to build 7 lane highway at residents' front doors

WestConnex plans to expand Euston Road in Alexandria to 7 lanes leaving a mere 1.8 metres between the increased traffic and hundreds of residents living in apartments on Euston Road between Sydney Park Road and Maddox St.

This means all the trees and verges along this section of Euston Road will be destroyed and already the barriers and construction fences are in place. 
Sydney Park Road will be widened as well with more trees and verges removed on both sides. The expected 60,000 extra vehicles on Euston Road per day will severely impact on the health and well being all of local residents.

We have written to the Minister for WestConnex, Stuart Ayres about this unacceptable situation, asking that he intervene to stop the destruction of local residents amenity and safety. 

Watch the Ten EyeWitness News report which covered the impact on a young family living in Euston Road.


Jenny Leong MP: It's not too late to stop WestConnex

NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, spoke in Parliament on Wednesday 4 April 2017, to challenge the myth that WestConnex is a done deal. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: Greens MP Forces Action On WestConnex Stench

Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP has questioned the Minister for WestConnex on his inaction regarding the foul, toxic odour emanating from the WestConnex construction site in St Peters.

“What is the point of the Minister for WestConnex, if he is failing to take proper oversight of the serious concerns around the construction of this tollroad.

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