NSWVotes19 – election stories
Here are 2 stories and one video that I want to share before the NSW election. Abortion -It's Time; Selling NSW -Berejiklian style; and a video about tolls
How WestConnex owner Transurban bought influence with LNP and Labor in 2017/2018
Why wouldn't NSW Labor even cost what it would take to cancel Stage 3 of WestCONnex? Does part of the answer lie in Transurban donations?
WestCONnex dirty secrets exposed – St Peters pollution
What sort of operation deliberately hides air monitoring results from parents with sick children? You guessed it. Transurban which controls SMC
WestConnex Strathfield monitor breaches PM 10 and PM 2.5 national limits in 2018
WestConnex Strathfield monitor was the only Sydney monitor to breach both PM 10 and PM 2.5 national limits in 2018.
WestConnex Haberfield monitors recorded highest PM 2.5 levels in NSW in 2018
PM 2.5 annual average levels 2018 : A comparison of WestConnex M4 East monitors with results for NSW OEH monitors
NSW Parliamentary Inquiry slams WestConnex – and some end of year thoughts
NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Westconnex found unacceptable health impacts, hidden costs, failed complaints procedures and failed community consultation
Why did NSW Premier Berejiklian lie about the Sydney Gateway?
The NSW government could face serious questions from a NSW parliamentary committee about the Sydney Gateway project.
Haberfield dust storm – not just a ‘regional event’
WestConnex contractors handling of complaints about a dust storm near Haberfield School on April 9, raises questions about the governance of WestConnex.
Dangerous pollution at St Peters School—why didn’t anyone tell the parents?
A WestConnex St Peters public school monitor recorded the highest average levels of PM 10 of any monitoring site in Sydney in the first 3 months of 2018
WestConnex blames two faulty monitors for Nitrogen Dioxide spike
WestConnex blames NO2 spike on faulty monitors and denies there is a problem with PM 2.5 levels at Haberfield School
Nitrogen Dioxide spikes at Haberfield School – an Ecotech error or a national exceedance?
How can the community trust WestConnex air monitoring when NO2 spikes over several days and then disappears without explanation?
NSW Planning ignores EPA’s advice and approves WestConnex ‘concept’ design
NSW Planning approved WestConnex Stage 3 despite receiving formal advice from the NSW EPA that a more detailed environment assessment of impacts was needed
Why won’t the NSW government investigate high levels of dangerous PM 2.5 at Haberfield school?
Parents need answers from the NSW Gladys Berejiklian government about why pollution levels at Haberfield Public School have been so high this year.
Hundreds of negative results raise questions about WestConnex air monitors
“We have never before observed such high values for negative air pollution concentrations as we see in the Westconnex data” – Dr James Whelan, EJA
Haberfield school children cop WestConnex dust storm
Westconnex construction sites expose residents to dangerous levels of particulate matter.
WestConnex M4 East violates national pollution standards—and the tunnel hasn’t even opened
Air monitoring around WestConnex M4 East shows pollution levels above national standards & raises serious health concerns.
RMS thumbs its nose at NSW EPA
Last week RMS submitted its massive Response to Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report on behalf of Sydney Motorway Corporation to NSW Planning.
WestConnflicts of interest
An apparent conflict of interest has arisen in the choice of the company Pacific Environment.
Airborne carcinogens increase around kids
Homes, community centres, worksites and open spaces will be exposed to increased health risks if NSW Planning approves WestConnex’s M4/M5 tunnls.
NSW Environmental Protection Authority rejects WestConnex EIS
The NSW EPA has strongly criticised the Sydney Motorway Corporation’s environmental assessment of the proposed WestConnex Stage 3 M4/M5 tunnels.
WestConnex links to Moore Park destruction
The NSW Berejiklian government announced last week that it plans to tear down and rebuild Sydney Cricket Ground Allianz stadium.
Slippery politics around King street clearways
Newtown residents weren't surprised when the NSW government broke its promise that there would no clearways on King St.
The road that keeps on tolling
When the first tollway fails to reduce traffic congestion, your next project comes into play. Tollways are the gift to the road lobby.
Why were Westconnex contractors chosen to provide independent advice on Westconnex loan?
The Westconnex planning process is ridden with conflicts of interest. The recent Federal audit report provides more disturbing examples.
The political advantages of Lucy Turnbull
Lucy Turnbull supports the NSW government's development agenda including WestCONnex. If she didn't, she wouldn't be head of the Greater Sydney Commission
How the Department of Planning botched public submissions for WestCONnex M4 East
On January 7, I laid a complaint against the NSW Department of Planning & Environment for its inequitable & sloppy handling of submissions to the M4East
Your Federal Westconnex dollars at work in the City of Marrickville
Westconnex's 'community information' kiosk at Marrickville Metro might be better described as publicly funded misinformation
Will the Feds save the frog from Westconnex?
An edited version of Wendy Bacon's submission to Federal Department of Environment on NSW RMS referral of a threat to endangered species from Westconnex
Short Guide to NSW government’s Westconnex EIS process
A brief introduction to the Westconnex EIS process
Baird government fails transparency test
Based on my own experiences, I'm not surprised that the NSW public is losing trust in the Baird government's commitment to transparency and open access.
Minister Gay urged to ‘catch a train to the 21st century’
Inner West residents packed into Leichhardt Town Hall in June to call for a halt to the Westconnex project a parliamentary inquiry has been held.
Westconnex EIS company is heavily involved in pushing motorway forward
NSW government is paying millions to global company AECOM to prepare an EIS for the Westconnex motorway. The same company is already helping build it.
Westconnex consultations a ‘sham’, say residents
Campaigners against the Westconnex motorway say feedback sessions are a 'sham'; Newtown MP Jenny Leong moved a motion to suspend Westconnex
Roads Lobby chooses ratrun rather than toll on way to corporate dinner
As evidence mounts against the case for the Baird government's Westconnex Motorway, Roads Australia guests face mock tollway protest at corporate dinner.
New Sydney coalition to campaign against tollway health risks
A new coalition of community groups & health professionals has formed to campaign against hidden health impacts of the Westconnex and Northconnex tollways.
The secrecy that surrounds Sydney’s $15 billion Westconnex
The Abbott and Baird government continue to keep our community in the dark about Westconnex.
Westconnex LNP, Westconnex Labor or Greens NoWestconnex?
An infographic on Westconnex policies for the NSW state election March 28, 2015
Wrong Way, Turn Back. A speech for City of Sydney Westconnex forum
On March 16, City of Sydney Council organised a meeting to discuss the Westconnex. It ended with a vote to stop the project. Here's my edited speech
No Mr Shepherd, I won’t apologise
When I tried to unravel the story behind WestConnex, Tony Shepherd threatened to sue me. Here is my reply.
WestConnex was ‘aggressive’ says company
Dial a Dump accuses Westconnex of being aggressive and secretive in its dealings
St Peters residents dumped for Westconnex
For six months, Westconnex secretly negotiated to buy a waste dump for a giant interchange, without informing the local residents of their plan.
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