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,




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Who's signing

Jayne Ion
Jen Burn
John McDermott
Stephanie Jaques
Donna Maegraith
Loretta Vieceli
Loretta Picone
Virginia Ferris
Peter Carroll
Roger Graham
Jenny Medo
Teresa Wilkinson
Sophie Trousdale
Ceara Kearney
Martin Geliot
Emma Thornton
Frederick Green
Michael Harris
Gary Nicklin
Antonia Fredman
Mark Stiles
Ross Mackenzie
Jennifer King
Bridget Brooklyn
Priscilla Leighton Clark
Miss Sofia Belmonte
Elaine Diffey
Michelle Ronan
Janet Lewis
Avril Ward

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  • Jayne Ion
    signed 2017-03-28 10:15:10 +1100
    Jayne Ion
  • Jen Burn
    signed 2017-03-28 08:33:17 +1100
  • John McDermott
    signed 2017-03-24 15:27:24 +1100
  • Stephanie Jaques
    signed 2017-03-24 12:44:25 +1100
    No westconnex in the inner west. There’s no cost benefit to support this proposal
  • Donna Maegraith
    signed 2017-03-22 10:45:26 +1100
  • Loretta Vieceli
    signed 2017-03-22 09:22:01 +1100
  • Loretta Picone
    signed 2017-03-22 08:37:04 +1100
    I do not consider sufficient investment has been taken to give priority to excellent traffic modelling of exits, pollution effects, nor to ensuring public transport is maximised and optimal. I oppose the idea of Westconnex providing another cost to tax payers without demonstrably meeting public transport and access needs FIRST and FOREMOST.

    Westconnex does not meet this currently and therefore i consider it a waste of tax payers money and resources. What is vital is to ensure any changes will serve the community for more affordable, sustainable, and accessible mass public transportation. The huge vacant railway yards runs in this length and right up to the anzac bridge, and it should be committed to being a vital part of the solution of this design -for the public good.

    I am sick of hearing about easy way out solutions that benefit developers and not the community that they are paid to serve! I refuse any more developers cashing in with inappropriate housing, and private income generating tunnels, and basically government allowing the public to be ripped off.

    Carriages works site is a recent UrbanRenewel project that I am disgusted by. I was told late last year by a resident tenant that the ‘supported housing’ (very small) block requires tenants to be earning $90,000 to $120,000! What a joke! This poor civic plan demonstrates not a meeting of social targets but more about making sure land owners are guaranteed their return than anything to do with mixed and affordable housing. Most people I ask say income should be set at at least under $45,000 to really address low income affordability.

    Harold Park and the Tramsheds is the latest example in my neighbourhood where the public were NOT well served by allowing this development. It basically shuts out middle to lower incomes, and is not suitable to raising families nor healthy diversity. Most of those who go are either affluent professionals or self funded wealthy retirees, or couples with babies…. no one else can afford to go there! It was designed in a way that shuts out many who live in the immediate vicinity e.g. Glebe, Annandale etc. Yet it reaps heaps of public advantages, e.g. existing public transport and huge wonderful parkland it sits within. So developers got the advantage but not provided community benefits! I FEEL RIPPED OFF!

    I refer to these above residential developments because I totally fail to understand why the Rail yards that lead to White Bay and the White Bay region is not the focal point for GREAT public transport infrastructure, for affordable public housing, for community oriented services, and free public greenspaces. The survey I recently filled out about this area smacked with biased questions about sport and recreation needs that seemed to be lining up how many private gyms or courts or the like – nothing to do with publicly affordable and community accessible and needed (always delivers expensive services). "Sports’ needs were all indoor sports that were income earning, not enabling affordable public access. What about art and open passive recreation spaces or bicycle paths – I didn’t hear them ask about that?! I reckon maybe developers don’t want a tunnel under these areas to undermine their profits. NO WAY should public resources and assets and land be used unless there is demonstrated a powerful design to enhance the public needs and return the social fabric – social sustainability. If Google can help with that… and if it cannot, l am sure that many other more suitable tenancies can be found – we have by world standards a globally unique opportunity to make White Bay enhance Sydney community and transport.

    ENOUGH of ripping the diversity out of Sydney! I refuse to endorse or have any more of my tax payers moneys spent one ill advised projects. DO YOUR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY – design projects that demonstrate how they are to achieve social strategic targets. If they don’t, do not spend another cent of public purse.
  • Virginia Ferris
    signed 2017-03-21 16:56:21 +1100
    NO WESTCONNEX !! This is a disgrace!
  • Peter Carroll
    signed 2017-03-21 16:46:48 +1100
  • Roger Graham
    signed 2017-03-21 15:05:06 +1100
  • Jenny Medo
    signed 2017-03-21 14:40:52 +1100
  • Teresa Wilkinson
    signed 2017-03-21 12:47:37 +1100
  • Sophie Trousdale
    signed 2017-03-20 19:17:37 +1100
    They could not have identified 2 more inappropriate drill sites if they tried. Disgraceful!!
  • Ceara Kearney
    signed 2017-03-20 18:05:23 +1100
  • Martin Geliot
    signed 2017-03-20 16:38:59 +1100
  • Emma Thornton
    signed 2017-03-20 16:38:50 +1100
  • Frederick Green
    signed 2017-03-20 16:38:27 +1100
  • Michael Harris
    signed 2017-03-20 16:37:49 +1100
  • Gary Nicklin
    signed 2017-03-20 14:19:30 +1100
  • Antonia Fredman
    signed 2017-03-20 11:56:27 +1100
    My daughter trains weekly at SSC Leichhardt oval, and will be a student at the school in coming years. I steadfastly object to excavation at this site, which I believe will expose students and sporting groups to unacceptable levels of pollution and noise. The oval was renovated mere months ago for community sporting use. The inner west is at the centre of Sydney’s current “baby boom”, and we cannot afford to lose access to sporting facilities or schools for our growing population of young people.
  • Mark Stiles
    signed 2017-03-19 12:12:50 +1100
  • Ross Mackenzie
    signed 2017-03-19 11:23:43 +1100
  • Jennifer King
    signed 2017-03-19 11:11:15 +1100
  • Bridget Brooklyn
    signed 2017-03-19 10:16:28 +1100
  • Priscilla Leighton Clark
    signed 2017-03-18 16:26:54 +1100
  • Miss Sofia Belmonte
    signed 2017-03-18 15:29:38 +1100
    Miss Sofia Rita Belmonte
  • Elaine Diffey
    signed 2017-03-18 14:06:43 +1100
    WestConnex is a destructive and ultimately futile project. Cancel it now and invest in public transport instead.
  • Michelle Ronan
    signed 2017-03-18 14:01:33 +1100
  • Janet Lewis
    signed 2017-03-18 12:22:11 +1100
    Stop Westconnex and provide public transport
  • Avril Ward
    signed 2017-03-18 11:38:52 +1100