Friday, September 23, 2016

NSW – Sydney Park is worth saving – Stop Bulldozer Baird

Community members and anti-WestConnex campaigners were joined by Greens MP for Newtown, Jenny Leong, Greens MLA, Mehreen Faruqi and Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore on Monday morning for a large rally that stopped preparatory WestConnex work on Euston Road Alexandria. The protest took place at a stand of mature trees right next to Sydney Park that are designated for destruction by Baird’s bulldozers.

A 24-hr protest campsite was established, which was raided at 3am the next morning by the Redfern police and WestConnex. However, the camp blockade has continued all week adjacent to the works zone and is growing daily.

WestConnex plans to take large swathes of parkland from Sydney Park and surrounds in coming months. In all some 350 trees will go and 3 ½ acres will be taken for road widening and construction zones for the ghastly multi storey St Peters Interchange, which will be constructed next to the Park, unless we stop it.

Join the campaign to save Sydney Park and the communities affected by WestConnex – sign up for a shift at the blockade by emailing or just drop in to the campsite on Euston Rd. To receive SMS action alerts, SMS ‘WESTCON’ to 0490 257 225, and for email updates sign up here.

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