“Greens member for Newtown Jenny Leong said the WestConnex motorway would destroy neighbourhoods, creating more congestion and pollution.” (quoted SMH 11th January 2016)
Randwick Councillor Murray Matson reiterated Randwick-Botany Greens concerns that the St Peters interchange will funnel more car congestion from the Westconnex into his Council’s suburbs of Kingsford and Kensington.
Councillor Matson said he applauded Jenny Leongs’ protest at the interchange site. He commented:
“It is of great concern to me that the construction of the Westconnex motorway has proceeded with very little debate on how many extra cars will be trying to exit from it into Kingsford and Kensington from the interchange . Cars just don’t vanish from congestion calculations when they leave a motorway.”
Key Randwick Labor Councillors block Greens urgency motion for a joint Council legal action against WestConnex – 12th July 2016
WestConnex impact on Kingsford Smith electorate: Will increased traffic from the St Peters Interchange be the new “ramps” threat to Kensington and Kingsford? – 8th June 2016
Randwick Council motion by Greens Councillor Murray Matson 24th May 2016: “Increased Impacts on Kensington and Kingsford Residents from the Planned StPeters M5 Motorway Interchange.”