Mayors Against the Metro, a joint initiative by Leichhardt and Hills Shire councils, is gaining recruits quicker than you can say "metro madness", with 15 councils signing up to the campaign to see the NSW Government's pet project dumped.
The group includes councillors from Blacktown, Pittwater, Hornsby, North Sydney, Woollahra, Camden, Hawkesbury, Fairfield, Manly, Dubbo, Lake Macquarie, Holroyd, Rockdale and Waverley and has developed its own list of priorities for the government's transport budget, which includes building heavy rail links to Sydney's northwest and southwest.
Completing the Chatswood-to Parramatta extension, as well as the light rail link between Lilyfield and Dulwich Hill are also top priorities.
According to Leichhardt Mayor Jamie Parker , the campaign against the metro is gathering pace, buoyed by the recent Local Government Association meeting in Tamworth which passed a motion calling on the government to shelve the metro.
"The more we learn, the more reason there is to oppose this project," Cr Parker said.
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