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

Vicki Barry
Victoria Smith
Julie Ahern
Chris McGorey
Gabrielle McCarthy
Noeleen Liapis
John Brunskill
Mozelle Moses
Sonja Blainey
Joyce Sebar
Helen Wyatt
Margaret Hill
Brigit Busicchia
Sue McAlister
Josephine Davidson
Simon Lenehan
Tessa Giuliano
John Lozano
Craig Burtenshaw
Peter Bestel
Samantha Kennedy
Jeff Parsons
Sally Fryer
Therese Kutis
Andrea Brooks
Terry Constanti
Gina Richter

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  • Vicki Barry
    signed 2017-03-10 07:08:18 +1100
  • Victoria Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-10 05:12:08 +1100
    Sign the letter: No WestConnex tunnelling sites in Leichhardt
  • Victoria Smith
    signed via 2017-03-10 05:11:22 +1100
    Communities across the Inner West are being destroyed by Westconnex, let’s make sure Leichhardt, Lilyfield and Rozelle are protected from this destruction and let’s put a stop to this massive waste of public funds.
  • Julie Ahern
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-09 20:25:54 +1100
    Sign the letter: No WestConnex tunnelling sites in Leichhardt
  • Julie Ahern
    signed 2017-03-09 20:25:01 +1100
  • Chris McGorey
    signed 2017-03-09 20:21:08 +1100
  • Gabrielle McCarthy
    signed 2017-03-09 18:54:22 +1100
  • Noeleen Liapis
    signed 2017-03-09 18:40:33 +1100
    To place so much noise, vibrations and dust next to a school is the height of bad planning. We need to give our children a calm and safe environment in which to study and learn.
  • John Brunskill
    signed 2017-03-09 17:45:37 +1100
  • Mozelle Moses
    signed 2017-03-09 17:35:51 +1100
  • Sonja Blainey
    signed 2017-03-09 17:33:15 +1100
  • Joyce Sebar
    signed 2017-03-09 17:29:32 +1100
  • Helen Wyatt
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-09 16:21:52 +1100
    Sign the letter: No WestConnex tunnelling sites in Leichhardt
  • Helen Wyatt
    signed 2017-03-09 16:20:50 +1100
    Once again this project looks like planning on the run and lack of transparency continues to amaze and appall.
  • Margaret Hill
    signed 2017-03-09 15:39:52 +1100
  • Brigit Busicchia
    signed 2017-03-09 14:34:39 +1100
  • Sue McAlister
    signed 2017-03-09 14:28:44 +1100
  • Josephine Davidson
    signed 2017-03-09 14:06:30 +1100
  • Simon Lenehan
    signed 2017-03-09 11:39:27 +1100
    Both sites targeted are extremely unsuitable for multiple heavy truck movements daily. The traffic congestion and air quality in these areas are already heavily compromised and over populated.
    I suggest an access point on the unused vacant land between city west link and Lilyfield road.
    Entering and exiting at the traffic lights used to access the super marina and tunnel to Anzac bridge.
    The entrance to the new tunnel could be on the vacant land near Balmain road or anywhere between the ingress/egress point mentioned previously.
  • Tessa Giuliano
    signed 2017-03-09 11:29:56 +1100
  • John Lozano
    signed 2017-03-09 10:14:30 +1100
    This road is simply transurban corporate greed. It is all about increasing road capacity and through that toll revenue. It was never about congestion. Also the anti-competition clauses, prohibiting alternative modes of transport, are a kick in the guts of Sydney’s commuters.
  • Craig Burtenshaw
    signed 2017-03-09 09:16:36 +1100
  • Peter Bestel
    signed 2017-03-09 06:56:17 +1100
  • Samantha Kennedy
    signed 2017-03-09 06:26:38 +1100
    Outrageous to consider this next to a school!
  • Jeff Parsons
    signed 2017-03-09 00:12:09 +1100
  • Sally Fryer
    signed 2017-03-08 22:08:55 +1100
    I have 2 boys at Leichhardt School – one in Year 8 and another in Year 10. I understand that the school has been trying to get access to just that area with a view to expansion for years. The Oval where all sport is played and where all lunch breaks take place is directly adjacent to the proposed site. So not OK for our kids to be exercising alongside the constant rumble of heavy machinery and dust thrown up from any sort of excavation site over a 4 year period.
  • Therese Kutis
    signed 2017-03-08 22:03:35 +1100
  • Andrea Brooks
    signed 2017-03-08 20:18:27 +1100
  • Terry Constanti
    signed via 2017-03-08 19:35:41 +1100
  • Gina Richter
    signed 2017-03-08 17:19:00 +1100
    WestConnex is a disaster for the whole inner west. The Govt should slow down the construction and think through the whole project more carefully as the outcomes for traffic congestion in the inner west may be worse than they are now.