Allow me to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the NSW government for the contempt with which it is treating residents of Haberfield (Motorway extension demolishes young family's dreams December 2). As late as last Thursday, Minster Duncan Gay's office was silent on the true proposals of the West Connex project. Then on Friday residents received phone calls or letters stating their properties are to be acquired for the project. To residents, some of 40 years, this is an outrage. Our property is not being acquired, but is now all but unmarketable. Many of my neighbours will be in the same financial mess thanks to the secrecy of this entire saga. The West Connex website is a waste of cyberspace, and Minister Gay's office is an absolute dearth of information. Location of exhaust stacks? Further acquisitions? Who knows? One thing is certain, and that is the smell of legal action currently enveloping the suburb. It is time for the NSW government to compensate all affected residents. Graeme McKay Haberfield Coda: Greater Western Sydney has a population two million and is home to just over one in 11 Australians. It very much represents modern Australia.