Key information on the planned Northern Beaches and Western Harbour Tunnels for residents and visitors of Artarmon, Willoughby, North Sydney, Northbridge, Cammeray, Naremburn, Crows Nest, St Leonards and surrounds

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STOP THE TUNNELS

Because it's all pain, no gain

Welcome!

In March 2017 the State Government released scoping documents which outlined plans for road tunnels to run from Balgowlah, through Middle Harbour, under Northbridge, Naremburn, Artarmon, Cammeray, Crows Nest, North Sydney and Waverton crossing the harbour and joining to the WestConnex toll tunnel projects at Rozelle. These proposed projects are called the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link and include a substantial reconfiguration, widening and work along the length of the Warringah Expressway. The projects are planned to take approximately 6 years to complete. Following limited consultation around the scope (particularly with  highly impacted communities) reference design plans (called project updates) were released by the State Government in July 2018. A community consultation period ran (and was extended due to community outcry about lack of consultation in the most impacted areas) until 1st December 2018. We are now awaiting a response to thousands of objections, letters and comments (over 7300) that were made during the consultation period. Some of the responses can be found under our technical and community response section on this site.

 

This site was developed by concerned community members across the tunnelling routes to bring together information and provide the community with quick and easy ways to respond. Following extensive consultation with technical experts, RMS, The Premier and other relevant community members we believe that these plans represent a very high risk to our heavily impacted communities with very little return. We do not believe, based on the evidence, that this is an adequate solution for congestion and  use of government funds. For example the estimated $14B cost will only result in a 15% reduction of traffic Military Rd (which planners say will return within 2 years). In looking at other global cities we believe that road toll tunnels are a retrospective and out of date planning mechanism. Modern cities are moving toward clean mass transport options which move the maximum number of people efficiently whilst minimising impact on the environment and climate. Expert opinion and submissions to government which have informed our stance can be found in the technical section and have helped us develop both an interactive impact map and the summary sections below for each section of our community.

We are 100% grass roots and local....any help you can give to ensure the right solution is found would be very much appreciated and if you do not have the time please do consider donating so that we can continue the fight for our communities on your behalf! Websites, admin, flyers and marketing all costs money and are essential to ensure that everyone in our community knows the facts.

Sydney Morning Herald coverage

Beaches Link should not be built

Here's what you need to know about the impacts

Girl at School

For Parents

Find out if your children's school or sports grounds will be impacted and what you can do about it

Front Gate

For homeowners

Learn about construction will impact your property price & living conditions

Boats in the Bay

Environmental concerns

Discover the critical impact to the environment

Bridge on park

Heritage & Conservation

Uncover the damage to our local community and surrounds

Contractors

Read the local impact report

If you want the unbiased facts about the impact the tunnel will have, read for more information

Volunteers

Want to get involved? 

Find out how you can get involved to help stop the tunnels