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1814 ‘Smuggler’s Tunnels’ to be destroyed

Roads and Maritime Services workers have uncovered more of the brick barrel drain structure at Windsor Bridge.  These are known locally as the ‘Smuggler’s Tunnels’ and were commissioned in 1814.  They are the earliest known example of this type of infrastructure in Australia. This structure will be destroyed when the NSW Government builds a bridge […]
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Australia’s oldest public square faces the bulldozers

For the past 5 years, community members have been protesting at Thompson Square in Windsor:  every single day, 24 hours a day, Christmas Day included. The aim of this extraordinary vigil is to stop the NSW government from constructing a massive bridge and road right through the nationally significant heritage square – Australia’s oldest public […]
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RMS backs away

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has withdrawn its application for legal costs from members of the Community Action for Windsor Bridge committee.  RMS knows it could not have won costs as a judge has to consider if: 1. The litigation raises one or more novel issues of general importance 2. The litigation has contributed, in a material way, to the proper […]
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Government threatens people trying to save Australia’s oldest public square

Individual members of Community Action for Windsor Bridge (CAWB) may face financial ruin if NSW Department of Planning seeks costs following a recent case in the Land and Environment Court. CAWB has has been fighting the State Government’s plan to bulldoze historic Windsor bridge and send massive trucks into Australia’s oldest public square. This precinct of State Significant Heritage dates […]
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Plan to destroy Australia’s oldest public square and demolish Windsor Bridge

The Roads and Maritime Services plans to bulldoze Windsor bridge and send massive trucks into Australia’s oldest public square.  This precinct of State Significant Heritage dates back to 1795 and has numerous items of built, cultural and natural significance. A permanent conservation order was declared over the entire Thompson Square Heritage Precinct in 1982.  BUT ‘State Significant Infrastructure’ legislation […]
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