Watch a recording of our recent webinar on the Beaches Link Tunnel
Held on Monday 15th February, the community came together to share information about the tunnel.
A group of residents with relevant professional qualifications and skills closely studied the 14-volume Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), listened to Virtual Briefing Sessions run by Transport for NSW (TfNSW), and have consulted with TfNSW personally.
They provided a briefing on the potential impacts not only on residents, schools and child-care centres close to the construction sites, but also impacts on the broader community. They address important long term issues including environmental damage, new development on the Northern Beaches, increases in traffic volumes and delays, and the lack of business case for the project.
The motivation for running the webinar was due to the community’s reaction to the Virtual Briefing Sessions from TfNSW. Our community group received feedback that the TfNSW sessions contained misinformation and downplayed the potential impacts on residents, schools and the natural environment, while providing limited opportunities to ask questions.
Our ultimate goal is to help encourage residents to have their say and to make well informed submissions in response to the EIS.
• The history of the Beaches Link Tunnel Project – what is the process from here?
• The business case – does it really add up?
• Our precious environment – what’s at risk at Manly Dam, Burnt Bridge Creek and Middle Harbour / Clontarf
• Design changes for North Seaforth – putting residents close to the construction zone
• Local traffic jams of the future – new bottlenecks, delays and rat runs
• The tunnel construction timeline
• The construction site at Balgowlah Golf Club – what it means for residents and schools?
• Coming soon – how the tunnel is used to justify over-development on the Northern Beaches
Questions and answers submitted during the webinar are listed in the “FAQs” menu above.