What Can I Do?

Please feel free to email us at beachestunnel@gmail.com if you have any questions for us, or if you want offer any assistance.

 

What can I do?

 

Now that the EIS submissions process is complete, we encourage everyone to get in touch with your local MP. It is their job to be open to your feedback and be there to represent you.

 

Some in the community have been sending a copy of their EIS submission to their MP, and unfortunately only getting a “form letter” in reply. We know in a few cases, James Griffin has sent people a copy of his 2 page EIS submission, without addressing people’s particular concerns.

 

We recommend that people send a copy of their EIS submission to their local MP, and request a meeting with them. If you are hesitant or not confident to go by yourself, why not get together with a couple of neighbours or friends and go together? Talk about your concerns with the tunnel project, and ask them how the state government will address these concerns.

 

It is critical that they know there are many people in the community who are concerned about the impacts of this project, and are willing to do something about it.

 

Get in touch with your local MP, and ask for a meeting to discuss your concerns (whilst remaining polite at all times):

James Griffin, Member for Manly – Ph: (02) 9976 2773  Email: manly@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Felicity Wilson, Member for North Shore – Ph: (02) 9909 2594  Email: northshore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Brad Hazzard, Member for Wakehurst – Ph: (02) 9981 1111  Email: wakehurst@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Rob Stokes, Member for Pittwater – Ph: (02) 9999 3599  Email: pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au

 

Federal member for Warringah, Zali Steggall is also supportive of the project (with a few additional protections and changes) – although it is not directly under her power as it is a state government project.

Ph: (02) 9977 6411  Email: Zali.Steggall.MP@aph.gov.au

 

If you want to know anything more about the Beaches Link Tunnel and how it could impact you, you can still contact Transport for NSW (TfNSW) – they are still there to answer questions from the community:

Ph: 1800 931 189

Email: whtbl@transport.nsw.gov.au

Read the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

 

We encourage everyone to view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released for the Beaches Link Tunnel.

It offers both an overview of the project as a whole, and how it’s construction and operation will affect thousands of residents over the project’s large footprint.

The important detail is found in the Chapters and Appendices that can be downloaded as PDF files. Unfortunately there are also a lot of glossy marketing documents that provide little or no detail.

We appreciate it is a very lengthy set of documents with 12,000+ pages, including some very technical detail, so is not easy for everyone to understand.

You can try using the search function using your street name, or a particular aspect you are interested in like “traffic delay” or “cofferdam”.

 

The EIS can be viewed here:
https://caportal.com.au/rms/bl/documents#eisChapters

Submissions to the EIS

 

We thank everyone who took the time to make a submission to the EIS. It is a valuable way for people to give feedback into the project, and we trust that the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will undertake the assessment of planning and submissions independently and fairly.

 

Our residents groups and council’s submissions to the Beaches Link EIS are included below.

Click to view: Balgowlah Residents Group – Beaches Link EIS Submission

Click to view: North Harbour Residents Group – Beaches Link EIS Submission

Northern Beaches Council: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/submission/783841

 

The full list of submissions is published here:

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10456/submissions/12921/3251

 

 

The Dept of Planning website for the project containing all relevant documents, SEARs requirements, and the EIS papers is below.

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10456

 

 

Some of the issues on the project we made for the EIS are contained in the Topics and Tips document here: Topics and Tips – Suggestions for EIS submissions

Submissions to the recent Western Harbour Tunnel EIS are here:

https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10451/submissions/12921/3251