Exhibition Extended for Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade Project

The community has more time to have its say on the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade Project with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment extending the consultation period by an additional two and a half weeks.

The Department’s Executive Director of Infrastructure Assessments, David Gainsford, said the extension will allow more members of the community to have their say on the proposal, which is now on public exhibition until 30 March 2020.

“The Department understands the concerns of the community, which is why we have extended the consultation period,” Mr Gainsford said.

“Community input is a vital part of the assessment process and we want to make sure everyone has the chance to have their say.”

The proposal includes the Western Harbour Tunnel, which would stretch from the Warringah Freeway at Cammeray, across Sydney Harbour, connecting to the WestConnex interchange at Rozelle.

The proposal also includes upgrades to Warringah Freeway to provide the connection point to the tunnels.

Designs for the project include plans for a 6.5 kilometre, twin mainline tunnels, comprising three lanes in each direction, as well as nine kilometres of surface road upgrade, four kilometres of which comprises the Warringah Freeway Upgrade.

If approved, the proposal is predicted to create 7500 full time construction jobs.

“Input from the community is essential to help us make a thorough and rigorous assessment and ensure potential impacts are fully considered,” Mr Gainsford said.

Community members are encouraged to attend Transport for NSW information sessions on the proposal during the extended exhibition period at the following locations:

  • Thursday 5 March 2020 4pm – 7pm
    • Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray
  • Thursday 12 March 2020 4pm – 7pm
    • Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street Balmain
  • Thursday 26 March 2020 4pm – 7pm
    • Fred Hutley Hall, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney

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