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Home owners in motorway protest

Australian home owners near Sydney are protesting against transport proposals in the area.
Australian home owners near Sydney are protesting against transport proposals in the area.

Australian property residents are ramping up their campaigns against a proposed five km elevated motorway.

People of the inner southern suburbs of St Peters and Tempe are worried by suggestions that the road could result in 40,000 extra car trips a day in the area, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

They are fighting an option in the Roads and Traffic Authority's (RTA) M5 Transport Corridor Study, which suggests the building of a link road off the M5 East near Arncliffe to the suburbs north of Sydney Airport.

Motorways expert Michelle Zeibots, from the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney, has warned that the new motorway would flood what are already some of the most congested suburbs.

"There has been no RTA study of the distribution network beyond the new motorway they are proposing for the F6 corridor," she told the news provider.

Motorists in Australia have been given some relief this week, with the removal of the toll on the M4.

Posted by David McElwain

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