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

Lynne Sung
Heather Freshwater
Dereka Ogdem
Antoine Blachair
Giselle Mawer
Emma Devoss
Pasu Pasupathy
Robert Skappel
Stephen Payne
Elisabeth Feher
Steve Wheatley
Calogero Panvino
Nadia Friscic
Marian Kent
Michelle Brown
Penelope Alexander
Margaret Black
Neil Tonkin
Kimberley Campbell-Zeltner
Elise Sweeney
Lorraine van Schie
Gillian Raggatt
Liz Mackie
Ross Matthews
Jann Conroy
Penelope Robinson
Victor Pinkerton
James Whalley
Jenny Benjamin

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  • Lynne Sung
    signed 2017-03-13 17:22:26 +1100
  • Heather Freshwater
    signed 2017-03-13 17:19:42 +1100
  • Dereka Ogdem
    signed 2017-03-13 10:35:20 +1100
  • Antoine Blachair
    signed 2017-03-13 09:51:04 +1100
  • Giselle Mawer
    signed 2017-03-13 08:21:45 +1100
  • Emma Devoss
    signed 2017-03-13 08:16:39 +1100
  • Pasu Pasupathy
    signed 2017-03-12 20:29:40 +1100
    pasu pasupathy
  • Robert Skappel
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-12 11:53:37 +1100
    Sign the letter: No WestConnex tunnelling sites in Leichhardt
  • Robert Skappel
    signed 2017-03-12 11:53:13 +1100
  • Stephen Payne
    signed 2017-03-12 05:06:09 +1100
    Anyone who knows the area knows this proposal makes no sense for the quality of people living in the area.
  • Elisabeth Feher
    signed 2017-03-11 21:26:11 +1100
  • Steve Wheatley
    signed 2017-03-11 16:10:24 +1100
  • Calogero Panvino
    signed 2017-03-11 10:40:56 +1100
  • Nadia Friscic
    signed 2017-03-11 07:11:28 +1100
    Totally unacceptable health risk for our community
  • Marian Kent
    signed 2017-03-10 23:56:31 +1100
  • Michelle Brown
    signed 2017-03-10 20:23:53 +1100
    Completely unacceptable to put our children’s health, safety & education at risk
  • Penelope Alexander
    signed 2017-03-10 20:09:16 +1100
  • Margaret Black
    signed 2017-03-10 18:58:58 +1100
  • Neil Tonkin
    signed 2017-03-10 17:38:33 +1100
    Please do not put school children’s health at risk and clog up local streets with noisy, polluting and dangerous construction vehicles. If you must dig a tunnel, do it from the portal ends!
  • Kimberley Campbell-Zeltner
    signed 2017-03-10 17:20:16 +1100
  • Elise Sweeney
    signed 2017-03-10 17:07:01 +1100
  • Lorraine van Schie
    signed 2017-03-10 16:38:44 +1100
  • Gillian Raggatt
    signed 2017-03-10 16:20:47 +1100
    insidious !
  • Liz Mackie
    signed via 2017-03-10 15:43:59 +1100
  • Ross Matthews
    signed 2017-03-10 15:14:56 +1100
  • Jann Conroy
    signed 2017-03-10 13:14:24 +1100
    I read with alarm the article in the SMH on 27th February that the Sydney Motorway Corporation is considering locating a WestConnex dive site between the Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus, and Sydney Buses’ Leichhardt Depot on Derbyshire Rd Leichhardt. The reason that this site is being considered is that it will be a cheaper option than the alternative site on Darley Rd that is currently occupied by the newly opened Dan Murphy’s bottle shop. This demonstrates the complete disregard for the students at Sydney Secondary College as well as road users navigating the already crowed thoroughfares in that area. It also begs the question of whether Dan Murphy successfully lobbied the Government to consider the new location for the dive site.
  • Penelope Robinson
    signed 2017-03-10 12:48:14 +1100
  • Victor Pinkerton
    signed via 2017-03-10 10:52:00 +1100
  • James Whalley
    signed 2017-03-10 10:45:16 +1100
    These proposed drill sites show the complete disregard, by WestConnex, and the government for the local community and the education of our children at our public schools.
  • Jenny Benjamin
    signed 2017-03-10 08:02:27 +1100