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

Short submission prepared for Leichhardt residents

(Editor: One purpose of the The People’s EIS is to provide the public with resources that will assist in making submissions to the EIS. It’s impossible for most people to trawl through the vast amounts of information, let alone in the short time available. If you follow our commentaries, you can begin drafting your own submission by cutting and pasting comments that you believe are significant or with which you agree. You can make more than one submission. After you have prepared your submission, share it with friends and family and encourage them to use it or changing it according to their own views. Today, we received a short submission that will be distributed in Leichhardt tonight. You could use this submission as a starter for your own submission. We welcome submissions to our site, big or small.)

If you are making an online submission, here is the Department of Planning link Continue reading

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