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Time of Parra'dowee - Goray'murrai (warm and wet) November - December

the Great Eel Spirit calling his children to him..more

Carols & Christmas Stall at the Hunter Baillie Church

Christmas Stall, 8am Thursday 6 December 2018Carols 6pm Friday 14 December 2018

Hunter Baillie Church, cnr Johnston and Collins Sts, Annandale

Sign the Petition for Clean and Quiet Electric Buses

Dear Transport Minister, the Hon. Andrew Constance,
Please commit to the introduction of an electric bus fleet to protect public health, reduce air pollution and provide Sydney with the low emission, cheap and clean transport... network it needs.https://www.jamieparker.org/electricbus

Sign the Petition about Air Craft Noise

Dear Geoff Culbert (CEO Sydney Airport),
The Sydney Airport Master Plan 2039 has the potential for chaos and congestion and will bring increased aircraft noise to our local community.
I support Jamie Parker's plan to:
Insulate every residence impacted by unacceptable levels of aircraft noise.
Meet noise sharing targets to relieve pressure on the Inner West.
Ensure government commits to invest in public transport infrastructure in order to meet the increase in demand.
Support the call for high speed rail from Sydney to Melbourne to provide an alternative to air travel...https://www.jamieparker.org/aircraftnoise

Westconnex impacts on Annandale

Destruction begins at Pyrmont Bridge Road Site

planlaneway Prescious Warehouse Space that is to be demolished to build Westconnex State 3. All of these warehouses were occupied and the businesses at these locations have been forced to find other accomodation. While the type of accomodation, they need for their businesses is becoming increasingly scarce. It is good to see three of the businesses relocate to new promises in Annandale, however, this puts pressure on rents. Source: Annandale Community Information Session, 1 Dec 2018 Key to diagram diagram showing depth of tunnels plan plan plan plan plan

Prescious Warehouse Space that is to be demolished to build Westconnex State 3. All of these warehouses were occupied and the businesses at these locations have been forced to find other accomodation. While the type of accomodation, they need for their businesses is becoming increasingly scarce. It is good to see three of the businesses relocate to new promises in Annandale, however, this puts pressure on rents. Source: Annandale Community Information Session, 1 Dec 2018

Tunnel Route released

A Mapmap showing the Route of the Westconnex M4-M5 Tunnel from Haberfield to St Peters and the properties it will impact has been released.

M4-M5 Link Tunnels Community information sessions

Source: https://www.westconnex.com.au/M4-M5LinkTunnels

Work Begins at Dive Site cnr Parramatta Road and Mallet St

Tunnel or Dive Site Annandale ( (formerly Camperdown)bigger map) mapJohnston Street, Annandale Truck Route (bigger map) drawing with text: west disconnex communityDouble B Trucks heading for Annandale anti-westconnex poster
Notification No.MT06, 12 November 2018: Pyrmont Bridge Road site - upcoming night work schedule

Work is underway at the Pyrmont Bridge Road construction site to prepare for tunnelling to start next year. Part of this work involves investigating, disconnecting and installing power, water and sewer services around the site and surrounding area. Due to the high volume of traffic during the daytime, this work has to be carried out at night for the safety of pedestrians, motorists and workers.

What we're doing:
Intermittent night work will be undertaken between the months of December 2018 and February 2019.

Work will be carried out on Parramatta Road, Mallett Street, Pyrmont Bridge Road and Bignell Lane between 6.00pm - 7.00am Monday to Friday (inclusive). In order to provide respite for nearby residents, work will occur for a maximum of two nights in a row at one location, no more than three nights per week and no more than ten nights per calendar month in total.

This notice provides residents with a high-level schedule of upcoming night work.
Specific notification will be provided to residents prior to work occurring nearby.
The work will involve:
•Setting up traffic and pedestrian management controls
•Investigating the location of existing services in the road including trenching work (potholing), scanning and CCTV footage
•Performing temporary outages and disconnecting services to properties within the project footprint. Further notice about planned outages will be provided by the service provider closer to the time
•Relocation / installation of existing and new services by excavating a trench, installing conduits, pulling cable and reinstating the ground

When: Between December 2018 and February 2019: Hours of operation 6.00pm - 7.00am Monday to Friday (inclusive) Where: Parramatta Road, Pyrmont Bridge Road, Mallett Street and Bignell Lane in Annandale and Camperdown

If you have an enquiry, complaint or you want to provide feedback about this work, please contact the M4-M5 Link Tunnels team on toll free 1800 660 248 or, email info@m4-m5linktunnels.com.au

We speak your language Need an interpreter? Call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.

Equipment required for this work includes, but is not limited to; excavators, saw cutters, jack hammers, hand tools, water carts, scanning wands, vacuum trucks, asphalting vehicles, vibratory rollers, compactors, generators, lighting towers, trucks, traffic control and light vehicles

Source: https://www.westconnex.com.au/sites/default/files/181108_WCXMLT_NOT_Night%20work%20schedule%20WEB.pdf

Notification No.MT04, Work notification | 18 October 2018: Demolition work - Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnelling site

Work will commence from Thursday, 25 October 2018 to remove existing buildings within the M4-M5 Link Tunnels site at Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale, and is expected to take four months to complete, weather permitting. A map showing the location of the work is provided overleaf...https://www.westconnex.com.au/sites/default/files/181018_WCXMLT_NOT_Demolition%20work%20Pyrmont%20Bridge%20Road%20FINAL.pdf

M4-M5 Link Tunnels Work notification | 18 October 2018
Demolition work - Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnelling site[Dive Site]
Work will commence from Thursday, 25 October 2018 to remove existing buildings within the M4-M5 Link Tunnels site at Pyrmont Bridge Road, Annandale, and is expected to take four months to complete, weather permitting. A map showing the location of the work is provided overleaf.
What we're doing
Work will take place between 7.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am - 6.00pm on Saturdays. ....https://www.westconnex.com.au/sites/default/files/181018_WCXMLT_NOT_Demolition%20work%20Pyrmont%20Bridge%20Road%20FINAL.pdf

Further Updates: https://www.westconnex.com.au/local-updates?suburb=57

table of truck movements Notes:1.Use of Johnson Street and James Craig Road by construction vehicles was not proposed in the EIS. 2.Heavy vehicles / hour on Johnston Street are one-way, as trucks would travel in the southbound direction only.

table of truck movements

Indicative spoil route through Annandale

Source: From Appendix A of Westconnex M4-M5 Link Proponent's response to Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report, viewed 19 Feb 2018 https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/b48c92722adff9df41651b01a5184d3a/13.%20M4-M5%20RtS_AppA%20Traffic%20IA.pdf

"The White Bay civil site would be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, use of the site overnight by heavy vehicles would be limited. It is anticipated that the peak hours of operations for heavy vehicle movements would be at the commencement of the day and evening shifts during tunnelling excavation works (anticipated to be between 5.00 am to 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm)." - p5 M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report, M4-M5 Link Submissions and preferred infrastructure report https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/a0ecb444108248cca6aa537f66a72141/11.%20M4-M5%20RtS_Part%20D%20Preferred%20Infrastructure%20Report.pdf

Plans for Railway Pde and the Crescent, Annandale (bigger map)

Table D2-6 indicates that there will be:

"The facility would provide a truck marshalling area that would primarily service the main line tunnel sites, including Parramatta Road West civil and tunnel site (C1b), Darley Road civil and tunnel site (C4) and Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnel site (C9), where space for truck queuing on-site is limited." p4, M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/a0ecb444108248cca6aa537f66a72141/11.%20M4-M5%20RtS_Part%20D%20Preferred%20Infrastructure%20Report.pdf

"Pyrmont Bridge Road tunnel site (C9) Access from White Bay civil site to James Craig Road then The Crescent, Johnston Street and eastbound along Parramatta Road. Egress is via Pyrmont Bridge Road and Parramatta Road (westbound).The spoil haulage route as presented in the EIS for this site would be used." p20 M4-M5 RtS_Part D Preferred Infrastructure Report https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/a0ecb444108248cca6aa537f66a72141/11.%20M4-M5%20RtS_Part%20D%20Preferred%20Infrastructure%20Report.pdf

Sign the Petition to Scrap WestConnex, commit to public transport

Dear Premier,
We call on the government to scrap WestConnex and commit to public transport instead.
Successive state governments have repeatedly failed to create the public transport system our growing city needs...https://www.jamieparker.org/world_class_transport_petition

Rozelle Interchange (Crescent, Buruwan Park) Plans July 2018

people in park Buruwan Park, 11 August 2018

Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link now includes Rozelle Interchange, which was not part of the M4-M5 approval despite being part of the M4-M5 EIS. Plan
Source: July 2018 Update 13.7MB PDF

Plans in July 2017

Plan Plan

Rozelle Interchange Fact Sheet July 2017

RMS plans for Buruwan Park and the Crescent

park with trees park with trees small parkThe plans keep changing but the park is still to be destroyed

Buruwan Park is to be destroyed to widen the Crescent and for a construction site. The plans keep changing.

Latest Plans for the Crescent and Buruwan Park in July 2018 Western Harbour Update (July 2018 Update 13.7MB PDF) Comment at https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/sydney-north/western-harbour-tunnel-beaches-link/consultation-map.html

Greens secure a Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of the WestConnex Project

21 Jun 2018 Self-referred
31 Aug 2018 Submissions closing
09 Oct 2018 Hearing - Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
11 Oct 2018 Hearing - Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
15 Oct 2018 Hearing - Macquarie Room, Parliament House, Sydney
Committee Report by 1 December 2018.

Terms of reference
1.That the Public Accountability Committee inquire into and report on the impact of the WestConnex project, including:
(a)the adequacy of the business case for the WestConnex project, including the cost-benefits ratio
(b)the cost of WestConnex project, including the size and reasons for overruns
(c)consideration of the governance and structure of the WestConnex project including the relationship between Sydney Motorway Corporation, Roads and Maritime Services, the Treasury and its shareholding Ministers
(d)the compulsory acquisition of property for the project
(e)the recommendations of the Audit Office of New South Wales and the Australian National Audit Office in regards to WestConnex
(f)the extent to which the project is meeting the original goals of the project as articulated in 2012
(g)the relationship between WestConnex and other toll road projects including the Sydney Gateway, Western Harbour Tunnel, F6 and Beaches Link
(h)the circumstances by which WestConnex and the Sydney Gateway were declared to be separate projects in 2017
(i)the cost of the project against its current valuation as determined through the sale of the Sydney Motorway Corporation and whether it represents a good investment for NSW taxpayers
(j)any other related matter.
2.That the committee report by 1 December 2018.

More information including making submissions at https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2497

Read Submissions available online

Read submissions at: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2497#tab-submissions

Westconnex M4-M5 Link Tender awarded

WestConnex M4-M5 Link,Community update June - July 2018: "M4-M5 Link work starts this year The NSW Minister for Planning approved the M4-M5 Link project in April 2018. The M4-M5 Link will be built in two stages:
1 Work will start later this year on the M4-M5 Link tunnels connecting the New M4 tunnels in Haberfield with the New M5 tunnels in St Peters. A Motorway Operations Complex at Campbell Road, St Peters will also be constructed.
2 Procurement is underway for the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link tunnels, which will connect the M4-M5 Link to other sections of the road network. Early work will start later this year, with major work scheduled to start in 2019.
Property owners will be notified if they are within 50 metres of the tunnel alignment and offered a property condition survey before and after construction. This ensures a clear record of property conditions before construction starts. Any damage attributed to the project will be repaired at no cost to the property owner. "...mapmore

anti-westconnex posterWednesday, 13 June 2018: The NSW Government has today announced the successful tenderer for construction of the mainline tunnel of the M4-M5 Link as the LSB Joint Venture, comprising Lendlease Engineering, Samsung C&T Corporation and Bouygues Construction.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said today’s announcement is a major milestone for WestConnex. ...more

28 June 2018: "An 'innovative' approach to the delivery of the WestConnex M4-M5 Link tunnels has reduced community impacts and decreased the number of required construction sites.
The seven sites to be used for M4-M5 Link tunnels construction are:
1. Northcote Street, Haberfield (existing New M4 site)
2. Parramatta Road, Haberfield (Muirs)
3. Parramatta Road, Ashfield (Muirs)
4. Wattle Street, Haberfield (existing New M4 site)
5. Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown/Annandale
6. Campbell Road, St Peters (existing New M5 site) 2
7. White Bay"...more

EIS on Exhibition until 15 May 2018 for A bulk aggregate storage and distribution facility and concrete batching plant co-located at Glebe Island Port facility, with the capacity to manage up to 1 million tonnes of concrete aggregates per annum... http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=8544

Glebe Island ­ Multi-User Facility

The multi-user facility would involve the construction and operation of a multi-user facility for the import, storage and distribution of dry bulk materials (e.g. sand and aggregates) at Glebe 1 and 2.
It would operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week as required.
Port Authority is now seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) between Wednesday 31 January and Wednesday 28 February 2018 more

Annandale Craft Group

The Annandale Craft Group meets 11am-2pm Fridays at the Annandale Community Centre... Five Women working on their craft Projectmore

Op Shop and Community Food Pantry

man and womanman and womanWayne and Marghanita at Sydney City Mission Annandale Op Shop
Sydney City Mission Op Shop & Food Pantry
Op Shop Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-3pm
Community Food Pantry on Wed & Fri 10am-3pm
181 Parramatta Road Annandale.

Over 50s Tai Chi

11:45am Tuesdays Commencing on 14th July 2015
Tai Chi class for people over 50. Suitable for people with chronic conditions. Join a free trial class then pay $6 per class!
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, 79 Johnston St, Annandale
To book or for more information: Tel:(02)95334422 Email: info@share.org.au

Western Harbour Tunnel Construction via Glebe Port

"Parts of White Bay and Glebe Island are under consideration as potential support areas for the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel.
The areas may be proposed for use on a temporary basis to:
* Stage deliveries and personnel for water-based construction of the harbour crossing;
* handle tunnel spol arriving by barge for trasnfer to road transport;
* construct concrete elements for the Wstern Harbour Tunnel; and
* Transfer a small quantity of sediment from Sydney Harbour to the site for treatment then transport by road for safe disposal"..- source: leaflet dropped in Annandale Letterboxes about 11 May 2018

"Glebe Island adjacent to White Bay will be used as a spoil handling area for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade project, prior to the commencement of works for the Bays Precinct in 2022. "..Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade Scoping Report (October 2017)

Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link

White Bay Infrastructure Projects

Inner West Council will be responding to the response to Westconnex's 400 page response to council's 300 page submission to the M4-M5 EIS and the Preferred Infrastructure Report (PIR).

The response from Westconnex to all 13,000 submissions + the PIR is currently being assessed by the department of planning who wil make a recommendation to the minister.

Community Members can contact council staff and councillors to make their views on the proposal clear and incorporated into the response to the Department of Planning. But we can also write to our MPs and Ministers.

The Project is currently being assessed by Department of Planning - see submissions, response to submissions including Preferred Infrastructure Report - this will then go to the minister for signoff. More at: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=7485

Inner West Council's westconnex page includes how to contact the westconnex unit and about the WestConnex Community Liaison Forum (which people from Haberfield and St Peters are very active on) https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/.../hot-topics/westconnex

Glebe Island Multi-User Facility



Hanson move to White Bay (from Blackwattle Bay) - can't find official site

http://www.altmedia.net.au/concrete-outcome-in-glebe/129702 http://www.handsoffglebe.org/2017/08/community-masterplan-for-the-market-district-of-the-bays-precinct/


M4-M5 Link Preferred Infrastructure Report

Exec Summary: https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/3fb905c2968162553e59882d1deefbb1/01.%20M4-M5%20RtS_I_Executive%20summary.pdf

Detail: https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/495c4765451c083397dd1b8c0babf53e/07.%20M4-M5%20RtS_Part%20D_Preferred%20Infrastructure%20Report.pdf

Traffic Information: https://majorprojects.accelo.com/public/b48c92722adff9df41651b01a5184d3a/13.%20M4-M5%20RtS_AppA%20Traffic%20IA.pdf

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