An investigation into Westconnex, a 33 kilometre motorway that the NSW LNP government has been building in Sydney. It's Australia's most costly infrastructure project.
My early reports focused on the dealings behind the massive interchange that will be built in the middle of St Peters in Sydney's inner west.
This investigation includes an exploration of the interests that drive the project and stories about the long campaign by residents and community groups who oppose WestConnex.
More recently I have been focussing on air quality issues.
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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
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?
What sort of operation deliberately hides air monitoring results from parents with sick children? You guessed it. Transurban which controls SMC
WestConnex Strathfield monitor was the only Sydney monitor to breach both PM 10 and PM 2.5 national limits 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 into Westconnex found unacceptable health impacts, hidden costs, failed complaints procedures and failed community consultation
The NSW government could face serious questions from a NSW parliamentary committee about the Sydney Gateway project.
WestConnex contractors handling of complaints about a dust storm near Haberfield School on April 9, raises questions about the governance of WestConnex.
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 NO2 spike on faulty monitors and denies there is a problem with PM 2.5 levels at Haberfield School
How can the community trust WestConnex air monitoring when NO2 spikes over several days and then disappears without explanation?
NSW Planning approved WestConnex Stage 3 despite receiving formal advice from the NSW EPA that a more detailed environment assessment of impacts was needed
Parents need answers from the NSW Gladys Berejiklian government about why pollution levels at Haberfield Public School have been so high this year.
“We have never before observed such high values for negative air pollution concentrations as we see in the Westconnex data” – Dr James Whelan, EJA
Westconnex construction sites expose residents to dangerous levels of particulate matter.
Air monitoring around WestConnex M4 East shows pollution levels above national standards & raises serious health concerns.
Last week RMS submitted its massive Response to Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report on behalf of Sydney Motorway Corporation to NSW Planning.
An apparent conflict of interest has arisen in the choice of the company Pacific Environment.
Homes, community centres, worksites and open spaces will be exposed to increased health risks if NSW Planning approves WestConnex’s M4/M5 tunnls.
The NSW EPA has strongly criticised the Sydney Motorway Corporation’s environmental assessment of the proposed WestConnex Stage 3 M4/M5 tunnels.
The NSW Berejiklian government announced last week that it plans to tear down and rebuild Sydney Cricket Ground Allianz stadium.
Newtown residents weren't surprised when the NSW government broke its promise that there would no clearways on King St.
When the first tollway fails to reduce traffic congestion, your next project comes into play. Tollways are the gift to the road lobby.
The Westconnex planning process is ridden with conflicts of interest. The recent Federal audit report provides more disturbing examples.
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
On January 7, I laid a complaint against the NSW Department of Planning & Environment for its inequitable & sloppy handling of submissions to the M4East
Westconnex's 'community information' kiosk at Marrickville Metro might be better described as publicly funded misinformation
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
A brief introduction to the Westconnex EIS process
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.
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.
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.
Campaigners against the Westconnex motorway say feedback sessions are a 'sham'; Newtown MP Jenny Leong moved a motion to suspend Westconnex
As evidence mounts against the case for the Baird government's Westconnex Motorway, Roads Australia guests face mock tollway protest at corporate dinner.
A new coalition of community groups & health professionals has formed to campaign against hidden health impacts of the Westconnex and Northconnex tollways.
The Abbott and Baird government continue to keep our community in the dark about Westconnex.
An infographic on Westconnex policies for the NSW state election March 28, 2015
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
When I tried to unravel the story behind WestConnex, Tony Shepherd threatened to sue me. Here is my reply.
Dial a Dump accuses Westconnex of being aggressive and secretive in its dealings
For six months, Westconnex secretly negotiated to buy a waste dump for a giant interchange, without informing the local residents of their plan.