Council to host more WestConnex Public Meetings

Council will host three more public meetings for residents in Haberfield/Ashfield, Annandale/Camperdown, and St Peters to discuss the serious impacts of WestConnex in the local area and what Council is doing to oppose the project. 

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said the meetings will outline the key findings of Council staff and Council’s consultants from their assessment of the Stage 3 (M4-M5 Link) Concept Design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

“At these meetings, Council officers will detail the issues and answer residents’ questions that relate to their neighbourhood, including air quality, traffic and construction and visual impacts,” he said. 

Cr Byrne said the newly elected Inner West Council recently voted to oppose this reckless and wasteful project in its entirety. 

“We are also putting forward new and detailed proposals to reduce the devastating impacts of WestConnex, if it does proceed,” he said. 

Council’s submission on the Stage 3 EIS includes demands for: 

• Filtration of all ventilation stacks, as well as in-tunnel filtration 

• A night-time curfew on construction works from contractors and utility companies 

• A ban on heavy vehicles on local roads 

• Full funding of traffic calming in streets identified by Council that may be affected by traffic ‘rat runs’ from WestConnex 

Public Meeting Haberfield/Ashfield Impacts: Ground Floor Activity Rooms, Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Wednesday 7 February, 6.30-8pm 

Public Meeting Annandale/Camperdown Impacts: Petersham Town Hall, 105 Crystal Street Petersham, Wednesday 14 February, 6:30pm-8pm 

Public Meeting St Peters Impacts: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford Street Newtown, Wednesday 21 February, 6:30pm-8pm

Two previous public meetings have already been held, in Rozelle and Leichhardt.

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