Peoples WestConnex Inquiry to Expose Serious Flaws

NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP, will chair the Peoples WestConnex Inquiry in the NSW Parliament tomorrow.

What:  Peoples WestConnex Inquiry
Where:  NSW Parliament, Jubilee Room
When:  Friday 6 May 10 – 2 pm

The purpose of the Peoples Inquiry is to highlight the lack of transparency, good governance and community consultation surrounding the $16.8 billion WestConnex tollroad.

A number of expert speakers, community representatives and members of parliament will make presentations to the Inquiry including:

  • Ms. Jude Page, NSW Public Health Association
  • Mr. Mark Ely, Newtown Business Precinct Association
  • Ms. Daisy Barham, Nature Conservation Council
  • Members of NSW Parliament: Dr Mehreen Faruqi MP, Jamie Parker MP and Jo Haylen MP
  • Representatives from local councils and residents’ groups

Members of the public will also be provided with an opportunity to put their views on the record.

A full schedule, including all speakers, is available here.

“Both State and Federal Greens MPs have called for independent inquiries into this project and the lack of good governance and accountability surrounding it. Despite the $16.8 billion price tag state and federal governments have failed to allow independent scrutiny of this polluting, private tollway”, says Jenny Leong MP.

“Over 20,000 public submissions to the WestConnex EIS process made by organisations, councils and members of the public have been buried on NSW Planning Department websites. It’s now time for them to be brought into the light.”

“We’re taking matters into our own hands to make sure that the issues are put on the public record.”

“It’s outrageous that the NSW government is pressing ahead with this deeply flawed project, even as the evidence against it continues to mount.”

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