Westconnex fails Objective 10 : Protect natural & cultural resources and enhance environment

( Editor: This is the third submission prepared from the perspective of the Objectives of the project. The other two did an overview analysis of all ten objectives – here and here

By Kathy Calman

(Kathy Calman is the co-convenor of the Beverly Hills Kingsgrove WestCONnex Action Group. She knows a lot about motorways because she has lived beside the M5 at Beverly Hills for years. She knows what it’s like to be woken by truck noise in the middle of the night Continue reading

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Does Westconnex meet its core objectives ?

Some contributors have drawn the attention of the People’s EIS to the core objectives of the Westconnex M4 East project. They argue that we should assess the project against them rather than on a topic by topic basis. This is another approach which seems worthwhile.

The objectives are set out in the Executive Summary which we Continue reading

Critique of M4 East tunnel EIS Human Risk Assessment

(Editor: These comments have been prepared to assist other citizens and groups who are responding to the EIS. They are published anonymously. The author has spent several months investigating these health related issues. We invite discussion, using the reply button below.)

This is a critique of Appendix J The Human Risk Assessment which was prepared for Westconnex by Environmental Risk Sciences Pty Ltd (enRiskS).

Executive Summary

Westconnex approach to asbestos leaves many worried about safety risks

A large amount of asbestos has been found along the route of the widening of the old M4 which began between Parramatta and Homebush earlier this year. Meanwhile a massive amount of toxic waste is being trucked away from a contaminated dump at St Peters which Westconnex hopes to turn into a spaghetti style interchange. Literally, thousands of truck loads of this asbestos waste is being dumped on an open hill in Western Sydney.

But this is only the beginning. Continue reading