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982 - JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE WESTCONNEX MOTORWAY PROJECT

  1. That a joint select committee be established to inquire into and report on the WestConnex motorway project, and in particular:
    1. the evidence underpinning the need for WestConnex, including consideration of alternative options, traffic forecasts and its relationship and integration with other existing road systems and public transport systems;
    2. the cost-benefit analysis and latest business case for WestConnex;
    3. the social, health, economic and environmental impacts of the construction and subsequent operation of the motorway on the community;
    4. the proposed financing strategy for the project, including the viability of completing all stages as well as the proposal to re-toll the M4;
    5. the fairness and appropriateness of the property acquisition program, including compensation rates and the necessity of property acquisitions;
    6. the relationship between WestConnex, the Sydney Motorway Corporation and Urban Growth development plans as well as Transport NSW plans for public transport and Metro plans;
    7. the adequacy of the environmental impact assessment processes, reports, and associated community consultation; and
    8. any other related matter.
  2. That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the standing orders, the committee consist of twelve members comprising:
    1. Six members of the Legislative Assembly of whom
      1. two Government members, nominated in writing to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly by the Government Whip
      2. two Opposition members, nominated in writing to the Clerk of the Assembly by the Opposition Whip
      3. one Greens member, nominated by the Greens in writing to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
      4. one Crossbench member nominated by them in writing to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly;
    2. and six members of the Legislative Council, of whom
      1. two Government members
      2. two Opposition members
      3. one Greens member
      4. one Crossbench member.
  3. That the Chair of the Committee be Jenny Leong, Member for Newtown, and the Deputy Chair of the Committee be elected at the first meeting.
  4. That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the standing orders, at any meeting of the committee, any six members of the committee constitute a quorum, provided that at least one member of each House is present at all times.
  5. That the committee report by 15 September 2016.
Notice given 4 May 2016 by Leong, Ms Jenny