Comment on NorthConnex environmental impact

Published 17th July, 2014 in Transport

Communities across North Western Sydney are urged to have their say on the potential environmental impact of the NorthConnex project.

Artists impression of NorthConnex road
Artists impression of NorthConnex road

The $3 billion infrastructure program will ease congestion on Pennant Hills Road, providing better transport access for businesses and residents of the area. As part of the development process, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared to examine the potential impact the program could have on the community.

Members of the public are invited to offer feedback on the EIS, by visiting the NorthConnex M1-M2 Project consultation page.

Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs said NorthConnex will return local streets to local communities by taking up to 5,000 trucks a day off Pennant Hills Road and provide a free flowing continuous road between the M1 and M2.

“We believe the preferred design for NorthConnex gets the balance right for the community living along this road corridor, and it’s now over to the community to provide feedback on the EIS,” Mr Briggs said.

There will also be community drop-in sessions at Pennant Hills Golf Club, Pennant Hills Community Centre, Murifield Golf Club and Hornsby RLS.  Residents should visit the NorthConnex project site for dates and times of these sessions.

In addition to the public consultation, the EIS will go through a rigorous assessment process by NSW Departments including the Environmental Protection Agency and NSW Health to ensure viability before the project commences.

The EIS will be on display until 12 September and can be viewed at Planning NSW website.

Published 17th July, 2014 in Transport