This week, the People’s EIS interviewed Aurelia Roper-Tyler who after nearly two years of anxiety is moving from Homebush, the community she has enjoyed living in for ten years. Aurelia’s home was compulsorily acquired by Westconnex in July. She is relieved as she was worried about the drastic impacts the tollway construction and operation could have on her family and community. But she is still anxious about those she will leave behind.
Aurelia could accept some community damage if the social cost was justified, but in the case of Westconnex she says the claims that it will solve Sydney’s traffic congestion don’t add up.