Sydney is growing and our transport needs are becoming greater. WestConnex, however, is not a long-term solution. In fact, building more toll roads encourages more car use and the new roads quickly fill to capacity.
If you agree that WestConnex is not the answer, I encourage you to make your voice heard by making a submission before 29 January, 2016.
Personal submissions have more impact. Take a little extra time to add a comment to say:
1. Why you object to WestConnex and the New M5 St Peters Interchange
2. What impact the construction of WestConnex and the New M5 will have on you
Jamie Parker MP
Member for Balmain
Director, Major Project Assessments
Department of Planning
GPO Box 39
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Submission: WestConnex New M5 Environmental Impact Statement (SSI 14_6788)
I write to express my strong objection to the WestConnex New M5 motorway proposal.
Global experience of major toll road construction has demonstrated conclusively that these projects are enormously expensive and counter-productive. WestConnex will increase air pollution and encourage more car use, quickly filling the increased road capacity. It is not a long-term solution to Sydney's congestion problem.
The fact that the State Government has already signed multi-billion dollar contracts for WestConnex before this EIS was even placed on public exhibition undermines community confidence that this is a genuine consultation process.
This EIS considers benefits for all stages of the project but doesn't address the negative impacts along the whole route.
I object to this proposal because: