Opposition is growing to the New South Wales government's proposal for the Western Harbour Tunnel to go through one of Australia's most toxic sedimentary deposits. Peter Boyle reports.
Western Harbour Tunnel
Leaked NSW Coalition government documents reveal that White Bay in Sydney's Inner West and parks on the city’s north shore are favoured construction sites for the $14 billion Western Harbour Tunnel and Northern Beaches Link tollway.
The “Cabinet in confidence” documents, obtained by Fairfax and the ABC, show the project will require the disposal of more than 500,000 cubic metres of contaminated sediment.
Several thousand people from about 30 community groups and trade unions joined forces in the first mass Fix NSW Transport march and rally through Sydney on February 17.
United in anger at the state Coalition government's private tollway frenzy, privatisation of public transport and developer scams parading as infrastructure plans, they called on the government to fix NSW roads and public transport.
A toll road spiderweb is spreading across Sydney, with the cost of vehicle journeys set to rise substantially in coming years.