WestConnex Minister Stuart Ayres is facing his first real test as hundreds of residents urge the Government to halt road widening works which will impact on homes in Alexandria.
Currently, the Berejiklian Government is planning to turn Euston Road into a seven-lane highway as part of work for the WestConnex M5 St Peters Interchange. Trees along the route are earmarked to be cut down tomorrow (26th April 2017) to make way for the works.
The widening will take the road within two metres of 90 townhouses and apartments – impacting the quality of life for hundreds of residents.
A staggering 50,000-70,000 cars are expected to be funnelled out of the proposed interchange.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Roads Minister Jodi McKay
“The Government’s proposal for Euston Road will have a horrendous impact on the quality of life for these residents.
“It’s the first real test for Minister Ayres. He needs to see reason, halt work and listen to the concerns of Alexandria residents.”
Quotes attributable to City of Sydney Councillor Linda Scott
"Alexandria residents and businesses deserve so much better than this.
"The City of Sydney Liberal Councillors should be here today to explain to residents why a State Government in their name is smashing a freeway through their front yard.
"Building massive freeways through City areas bordering Green Square - projected to house more residents than Dubbo in coming years - is a muddle headed recipe for congestion and gridlock."