On Saturday 22 July I joined other local Labor Party members to participate in the Stop WestConnex Lantern procession, which was organised by the many community resident action groups that are opposed to the project.

I met in Haberfield with local activists, including Sharon Laura and Victor Storm, and the former Mayor of Ashfield, Lucille McKenna. We walked the length of the proposed route through Leichhardt and Annandale to the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.

The procession was community activism at its best—passionate local residents united in creative protest against the Government's polluting toll road. Activists and residents also walked from St Peters and Newtown, coming together to draw attention to the destruction that this road is causing for inner west communities. 

We were joined by the former Mayor of Leichhardt, Darcy Byrne, and the former Mayor of Marrickville, Sam Iskandar, as well as by other local representatives.

I congratulate all those involved in coordinating the lantern procession. I commend them on their hard work in bringing to light the failures of this project.