Want to Help Stop the Tunnels?
Become a Tunnels Influencer - i.e. write and share like crazy before it's too late!
Now isn't the time to be shy ;) Every post , letter and email makes a difference! We can't do it without you.
First Contact the Key Decision Makers and your State Representative
The tunnels are State Government Projects so it is important to ask the key decision makers as well as your own elected member to represent your view. You don't need a lot of detail, make it personal and clear ie) you do not want this project to go ahead. If possible, tell them what you do want to see ie) public transport etc Don't worry about writing an essay. Just keep each email to the point, polite and clear. But if you want to use our site to add weight to your argument go for it!
You can contact each member by cutting and pasting your email into their contact form or use their local electorate email address and ask for your email to be passed on
Key State Decision Makers
The Hon. Dominic Perrottet
The Hon. Matt Kean
The Hon. Natalie Ward
Minister for Metropolitan Roads
Via Contact Form as does not have e
The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP
Minister for Planning and member for Lane Cove (ie Impacts to Artarmon Residential and Industrial Area)
PO Box 524 Gladesville NSW 1675
James Griffin MP
Member for Northern Beaches and Minister for Environment and Heritage (Impacts to Balgowlah and Seaforth and impacts to Environment/Heritage across the route)
Shop 2, 2 Wentworth Street
MANLY NSW 2095
and your local member either:
Tim James MP
Member for Willoughby/ Chair of Transport Committee
GPO Box 5341, SYDNEY NSW 2001
Felicity Wilson MP
Member for North Shore (Impacts to Waverton, North Sydney, Neutral Bay)
Suite 3, 40 Yeo Street, NEUTRAL BAY NSW 2089
or James Griffin above
Third Contact our Federal Representatives
Federal - Impacted Electorates
Ask them to intervene for the sake of the health and welfare of their electorate and ensure Federal Funds are not allocated to the projects. Funds can be used far more effectively elsewhere to stimulate our economy.
Member for North Sydney (the whole route of the tunnel on the North Shore)
Prime Minister and Member for Grayndler (Balmain, Rozelle, Inner West) and Leader of the Opposition
Member for Warringah (Mosman and the Beaches)
Second Lobby our State Decision Makers
Key NSW Liberal Ministers to Demand Immediate Action From:
you can stop there or if you have time write to other key decision makers in the sitting Governmen about the projects poor cost benefit and ask for an immediate stop: Damien Tudehope MLC (Minister for Finance), Mark Speakman MP (Attorney General), Rob Stokes MP (Infrastructure Minister), David Elliot MP (Transport), Brad Hazzard MP (Health Minister) and Paul Toole MP (Deputy Leader/ Leader of the Nationals). You can write to their specific areas of responsibility as Ministers or to the group as a whole.
Key NSW Opposition and Greens Members to Spur On
Key Opposition and Greens Leaders to cc/keep informed/ encourage (they are already opposing the Beaches Link and asking questions but haven't committed to cancelling the Western Harbour Tunnel). Be thankful and encourage them to keep putting the pressure on the government to invest in projects which will get jobs to where they are most needed and have the best longterm outcomes. Call on them to take a stronger stance against the Western Harbour Tunnel::
ALP: Opposition Leader Chris Minns MP, John Graham MLC, Jo Haylen MP, Ryan Park MP, Penny Sharpe MLC, Walt Secord MLC, Daniel Mookey MLC
Greens: Adam Searle, Kate Fraehmann, Abigail Boyd, Jamie Parker and David Shoebridge.
Other NSW Members to Lobby
Key members of Parliament to lobby to stand against the projects. Feel free to reference our site of information on it. Think about what that party member might want the money spent on that you agree with ie) rural communities, local manufacturing etc Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, Animal Justice, Independents, One Nation, Christian Democratic Party and Nationals Members in addition to those mentioned above
Contact details can be found here:
Fourth didn't get a satisfactory response and want to do more
Write to other Key Decision Makers and Influencers and share your thoughts and our findings. Every question asked and comment made adds toward the stop position. Don't worry if you don't get the response you are hoping for!
NSW Chief Health Officer - Dr Kerry Chant
Federal Chief Medical Officer - Dr Brendan Murphy
NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer - Prof. Hugh Durrant-Whyte
Australian Chief Scientist - Alan Finkel
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment-Secretary Jim Betts
Advisory Committee on Tunnel Air Quality (ACTAQ)
Environmental Protection Authority
National Heart Foundation
Business Council of Australia
Superannuation Funds and Banks
Get Letters published in Major and Local Newspapers
Share on Social Media
Follow "Stop the Tunnels" on Facebook & share, share, shrare our posts & videos with your network Be sure not to only comment inside like minded groups. Comment on general group posts to build awareness, like news stories and share to the wider community groups . Don't just do it once keep going until the project
It's the easiest way to spread the word!
Join a STT Team
We have a number of STT Special Interest Teams or Working Groups who are looking for volunteers to help with a range of tasks. You don't need technical skills just a willingness to do what it takes to help the team achieve the best results. Teams work together to research, liaise, activate and communicate information in their area guided by the STT Steering Committee. We need technical experts, researchers, administrators, foot soldiers, web admins and media experts amongst other skills.
1. Environment and Health
2. Air Quality
3. Legal (guidance and action)
4. Traffic and Transport
5. Community Action
6. Communications and Media
Flyer to print
This simple flyer summarises the key issues plus contains the map. Great for sharing with neighbours OR using yourself as talking points
Poster to print
This flyer is ideal for pinning in your local shops, sports club or school. It gives clear actions for people to help.