Beaches Link and Gore Hill Extension EIS
Extension Requests Denied - Public Consultation Closes 11:59PM 1st March 2021 (tonight!!)
GET THE KIDS INVOLVED- WE NEED AS MANY OBJECTIONS IN AS POSSIBLE
The Western Harbour and Beaches Link projects are the largest construction projects to ever be proposed on the North Shore (yes bigger than the Warringah Freeway!). Our concerns were confirmed by the first EIS (Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway) released on 29th January 2020. Whilst the Western Harbour Tunnel has been approved there are strong conditions due to community feedback and the project will need to be carefully costed to assess it's viability once further planning is done. The second stage EIS (the Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway) is now on public exhibition - submissions close 11.59pm 1st March 2021.
We know the current tunnel plans don't make sense, why dig up a toxic tip site and put our environment, waterways and health at risk? Why build two tunnels worth of traffic into one of the busiest road corridors on the North Shore? Why induce more car reliance and parking problems in already space constrained areas? It's all pain, no gain. It's toll road mania. If you want more sustainable transport options not toxic toll roads, if you are concerned about impacts on environment, climate, health, property, amenity and community make your voice heard and lodge an objection.
We can't do this without you - we need as many objections as possible
You will need to create a login and click through a few screens
Department of Planning - the Approver
Transport for NSW - the Proponent
Community Objection Suggestions
The community has reviewed the impacts of the project. Objection suggestions are as follows, each of these elements will impact some areas more than others. Please mention these in submissions. As a minimum please ask for the EIS to be reissued for public consultation with a
1) A full Phase 2 Contamination Assessment completed
2) A comparative mass transit alternative assessment
3) Travel times, surface traffic changes and costs fully scoped ie a business case
Please have a look at your areas of interest below and include some examples of concerns relevant to you
Project Wide Objections
These impacts are project wide and need to be addressed by government in relation to their business case for the project and compliance with regulation, public accountability requirements and accordance with planning documents.
Each submission needs to be different as the DPIE counts form letter submissions as one submission. They prefer submissions to be placed via their portal but you can also submit via post. If you would like to make a detailed submission we suggest you use the template to prepare your submission and cut and paste your comments into the portal - otherwise head straight to the Department of Planning link below and make a few quick comments. We need as many objections as possible - classifying your objection as a comment won't lead to strong Conditions of Consent which contractors need to abide with. If you disagree with anything in the EIS your submission should be lodged as an objection. Try to use the key words above as multiple submissions mentioning similar key words will ensure those come to the top of the conditions list. We suggest you keep a copy of your comments so you can send to your State Representative and others to make them aware of your objections.
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Save your submission and send it to decision makers like your local MP, relevant portfolio ministers (eg health, environment etc) local council, the Chief Health Officer and the Chief Scientific Officer
On the 30th July 2020 we submitted a petition to parliament regarding these projects - click here to view the contents. We are now running an online change.org petition to continue to raise awareness and ask decision makers to invest in projects that make sense and will help the most vulnerable. Sydney does not need more toxic expensive toll roads!
Please email it around, share it on social media as much as possible in both city and country areas. These projects are a huge waste of investment that could be used to stimulate our economy and provide for a prosperous future for all.