No WestConnex mid-point tunnel site in Leichhardt

Sign our letter telling the Minister for WestConnex we don't want a damaging and dangerous tunnel site in Leichhardt.

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Dear Minister

As a member of the local community I believe that the previously proposed Darley Road site is patently unacceptable as a mid point tunnel location for WestConnex.

This mid point tunnel excavation site will remain for up to four years, with significant traffic and safety impacts both on residents and people across the inner west region.

Residents of Leichhardt do not want a drill site. We are highly concerned about the traffic and safety impacts both on local residents and people across the Inner West region. We therefore call on you to cancel any plans to drill at the Darley Road site in Leichhardt. 

This is yet another example of the kind of planning on the run which has been characteristic of the flawed WestConnex project since the start, and one more reason why it should be abandoned.

Yours sincerely,




Can you help further? Please click here for the paper Parliamentary petition to print out and share with your friends and neighbours



Who's signing

Sally Gillespie
Sean Fitzgerald
Philippa Paige
Robyn Bernstein
Marjan McKeough
Yvonne Rich
N Wedgwood
Paula Breedon
Ned Newton
Philippa Ulman
Anne Cameron
Susan Hawkeswood
David Cooney
Kay Reaney
Edward Holmes
Tania Savage
Lesley Burgess
Matthew Burnham
Darren Kennedy
Stephen Townsend
Tim Hempton
Marco Giavitto
Angela Jursevics
Sue Cartledge
Mark Martin
Brendan Hill
Fintan Thornton
Jennifer O'Brien
Lange Jorstad

Will you sign?

Showing 1131 reactions

  • Sally Gillespie
    signed 2017-02-27 18:22:25 +1100
    Terrible proposal from start to finish
  • Sean Fitzgerald
    signed 2017-02-27 18:21:02 +1100
    Both sites are unacceptable. Think again!
  • Philippa Paige
    signed 2017-02-27 18:14:23 +1100
  • Robyn Bernstein
    signed via 2017-02-27 18:13:04 +1100
  • Marjan McKeough
    signed 2017-02-27 18:11:28 +1100
    Sure you can come up with a much more appropriate site!!!!PLEASE
  • Yvonne Rich
    signed 2017-02-27 18:08:38 +1100
  • N Wedgwood
    signed 2017-02-27 18:06:46 +1100
  • Paula Breedon
    signed 2017-02-27 18:05:05 +1100
    This is totally unacceptable as both areas are heavily populated and the impact on residents needs to be reconsidered.
  • Ned Newton
    signed 2017-02-27 18:02:15 +1100
    Proposed developments of such magnitude directly next to a secondary college campus is completely naive and laughable. Why should the youth of Leichhardt have to suffer under the stupidity of incompetent officials.
  • Philippa Ulman
    signed 2017-02-27 17:59:59 +1100
  • Janet Macpherson
    @jmacpher tweeted link to this page. 2017-02-27 17:57:47 +1100
    Please sign the petition: No WestConnex drill site in Leichhardt - Neither option is acceptable
  • Anne Cameron
    signed 2017-02-27 17:57:14 +1100
    I vote! and I use social media for such purposes! How dare you try to hoodwink us into thinking this outrageous scheme is for the common good! What hogwash!!!
  • Susan Hawkeswood
    signed 2017-02-27 17:56:04 +1100
    The proposed site adjacent to the Secondary College at Leichhardt is a few blocks from where I live. I am concerned about potential traffic movements on Balmain Road, Derbyshire Road, and the potential for other traffic to use Short Street to avoid that section of Balmain Road, which already happens to some extent but is likely to get worse if there are 100s of truck movements.
  • David Cooney
    signed 2017-02-27 17:55:38 +1100
  • Kay Reaney
    signed 2017-02-27 17:51:27 +1100
  • Edward Holmes
    signed 2017-02-27 17:50:56 +1100
  • Tania Savage
    signed 2017-02-27 17:47:52 +1100
  • Lesley Burgess
    signed 2017-02-27 17:46:19 +1100
  • Matthew Burnham
    signed 2017-02-27 17:45:33 +1100
    Signed. This is an unacceptable proposal putting such temporary, high polluting infrastructure next a high school.
  • Darren Kennedy
    signed 2017-02-27 17:45:17 +1100
  • Stephen Townsend
    signed 2017-02-27 17:44:32 +1100
  • Tim Hempton
    signed 2017-02-27 17:43:29 +1100
  • Marco Giavitto
    signed 2017-02-27 17:42:55 +1100
  • Angela Jursevics
    signed 2017-02-27 17:38:22 +1100
    You really need to consider the local community and not just the big businesses (in this case westconnex). Go to the unused rail corridor.
  • Sue Cartledge
    signed 2017-02-27 17:37:14 +1100
    Either of these two proposals for a drill site are totally unacceptable and should not be considered. The one by the school and the beautiful park where people and their dogs walk daily, is particularly horrendous.
  • Mark Martin
    signed 2017-02-27 17:36:59 +1100
  • Brendan Hill
    signed 2017-02-27 17:35:27 +1100
  • Fintan Thornton
    signed 2017-02-27 17:34:05 +1100
  • Jennifer O'Brien
    signed 2017-02-27 17:31:56 +1100
  • Lange Jorstad
    signed 2017-02-27 17:31:07 +1100
    A traffic black spot and land adjacent to a school and community parkland are both poor selections for staging tunnel spoil removal. Both present high and unacceptable risks to public health.