Have your say on WestConnex parliamentary inquiry
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Council is asking residents to make a submission to the NSW
parliamentary inquiry into the impacts of WestConnex with submissions
due on 31 August.
With the Inner West more affected by WestConnex than any other area of
Sydney, Council is encouraging residents firstly to attend one of three
public workshops across the inner west next week to find out how to make
a submission, and key issues that could be included in a submission.
Inner West Council is opposed to this big, polluting tollway, and will
itself make a thorough submission to the inquiry. Some of the key issues
to be addressed include:
- Air quality impacts
- Construction impacts such as noise, vibration, dust and contaminants
- Noise, safety and amenity impacts from truck movements and ad-hoc parking
- Social and economic impacts of compulsory acquisitions
The parliamentary inquiry will investigate the business case,
benefit-cost analysis, governance structure of the organisations
involved, compulsory acquisitions and relationship to other motorway
It will also consider the governance structures of the WestConnex
project, including the relationship between Sydney Motorway Corporation,
Roads and Maritime Services, the Treasury and its shareholding
Ministers, as well as recommendations from the Audit Office of New South
Wales and the Australian National Audit Office in relation to the
Residents can drop in at any session as below where Council staff can help with submissions:
- Haberfield Library - Michael Maher Room – ground floor, Wednesday 15 August, 1:30-3pm
- Leichhardt Town Hall – ground floor, Thursday 16 August, 6:30-8pm
- St Peters Town Hall – ground floor, Friday 17 August, 10:30am-12pm.
Residents can also visit Council's WestConnex webpage for a summary of information to assist in making a submission.
For further information about the parliamentary inquiry itself,
including the terms of reference, please visit the committee’s website