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

As the Greens Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong has been working alongside community action groups and local residents to highlight the major flaws and devastating impacts of this $16.8 billion project.

The Greens have a plan to support cleaner, greener projects such as:

  • An Inner West Light Rail Link heading up Parramatta Road, connecting the CBD to the inner west
  • The proposed Western Sydney Light Rail Network, which would connect the Parramatta CBD to regional employment hubs such as Macquarie Park and Castle Hill
  • Buying back the Airport Link from its private operator and slashing the Station Access Fee, which will take thousands off the road
  • Investing in park-and-ride facilities at major train stations to encourage and divert thousands of commuters off major roads and onto public transport as they commute into the city
  • Integrating the cycleways for Sydney's west and inner west.


  • 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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