A Bit About Us

We're local parents and residents  who heard about the proposed Northern Beaches & Western Harbour tunnels, have done a lot of research and are very concerned about what we've learned.

 

We're not activists, greenies or politically aligned and we're not "funded" by politicians or construction companies, but we do have a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds that give us credibility to talk about this space. 

 

It is a shared effort by members of the local community to assess, based on the available information, what impact these projects might have on our families, community, homes and environment.

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Our aim is to discover and share relevant information and impacts as accurately as possible, so that people can understand the truth, rather than political spin.  All our informational material, including videos and this website, has been thoroughly researched and made by volunteers.

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In the spirit of working together as a community, we welcome your constructive feedback. If you have a background or interest in any of the areas touched on and would like to increase or clarify our understanding of the impacts, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and feedback at stopthetunnels@gmail.com  or www.facebook.com/stoptunnels/ 

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Timeline

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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 and a connection called the Gore Hill Extension. The projects are planned to take approximately 5 years each 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. Thousands of objections, letters and comments (over 7300) were made during the consultation period. Some of the responses can be found under our technical and community response section on this site.

 

In January 2020 the EIS for the Western Harbour and Warringah Freeway sections of the project were released and 1455 detailed submissions were lodged with over 90% being objections. 

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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