GreenLeft Weekly: Candidates grilled over WestConnex. Saturday, November 22, 2014
More than 200 people attended the meeting in Haberfield to discuss WestConnex. Photo: No West Connex/Facebook
More than 200 people attended a candidates meeting in the Sydney suburb of Haberfield, called by WestCON Action Groups and Save Ashfield Park.
The standing-room-only meeting to discuss the proposed WestConnex tunnel through the area heard from Labor, Greens and Socialist Alliance candidates for the state seat of Summer Hill in the state election in March. Liberal candidate Julie Passas sent an apology, claiming a prior commitment.
All clearly stated they were opposed to WestConnex, although Labor candidate Jo Haylen, under some pressure from a sceptical meeting, did say that Labor supported “some parts of the scheme”.
All candidates supported the need for an integrated transport system and massive investment in public transport. (More in link)