Media Release: Government Paid Sydney Motorway Corporation $15million for Toll-free Period on Widened M4
In response to a question by NSW Greens MP and Spokesperson for Transport, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC during Budget Estimates, Westconnex Minister Stuart Ayres has revealed that the Government paid the Sydney Motorway Corporation $15 million for the four week toll-free period on the widened M4.Read more
Responding to the expected release of the M4-M5 Link EIS on 18 August, Greens Member for Newtown and WestConnex spokesperson, Jenny Leong MP has slammed the NSW Liberal National government’s attempts to bulldoze planning approvals through to clear the way for the sale in October.Read more
The August session of parliament was a busy one. We thought to share some of the things that happened:
-> Spoke against the new Bill which will give police powers to remove homeless people from Martin Place. The Government should be addressing the housing crisis not introducing laws to move on the homeless.
Member for Newtown and NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex Jenny Leong MP, and Jamie Parker MP, Member for Balmain, have expressed their deep disappointment at media reports that Labor’s Luke Foley has now committed to all three stages of WestConnex.
The two local MPs are calling on the community to re-double their efforts campaigning against it.Read more
Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Member for Newtown, Jenny Leong MP, calls on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to seriously consider the City of Sydney’s alternate plan for WestConnex.
"What the city of Sydney plan shows is that there are genuine alternatives to the current WestConnex madness. Exploring these alternatives - that prioritize reducing congestion, sustainable transport options and much needed housing in our city - should be what the NSW state government is doing.Read more
Today Jenny paid tribute in Parliament to Anti-Westconnex campaigner John Bartholomew.Read more
NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP has responded to the release of the concept design for the WestConnex M4-M5 Link, calling on the NSW Premier to halt all works until she can justify the monolithic expansion of the WestConnex project.
“This isn’t normal ‘project evolution’, this is a leap from ape to man. We’ve seen WestConnex expand from a $10 billion, 33km tollroad to $45 billion maze of motorways that will strangle Sydney.
It’s unacceptable to have this level of expansion without the release of an updated business case or a revised cost benefit analysis.Read more
NSW Greens spokesperson on WestConnex and Member for Newtown Jenny Leong MP will respond to the release of the concept design for the WestConnex M4-M5 Link, including impacts on the local neighbourhoods of Newtown, St Peters, Annandale, Camperdown, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Haberfield, Ashfield and Rozelle.
Ms Leong will call on the Premier to justify the massive expansion of this project and release updated cost benefit analysis and a new business case.Read more