Everyone has a right to breathe clean air and to be protected from the health effects of air pollution.
The NSW Government knows that toxic pollution from cruise ships is damaging to human health and the environment but they say protecting our air by installing shore to ship power at White Bay is too expensive.
According to a feasibility study conducted in 2017, around $7.4 million of the cost of installing shore power is down to the design, supply and installation of a 33kV cable to connect White Bay Cruise Terminal to the substation at Rozelle.
Detailed plans for the Sydney Metro West have just revealed that the government is already planning to lay a cable to supply power to White Bay for that project.
Installing a conduit to that cable means the government won’t have to pay for the design, supply and installation of another cable for shore power.
This will reduce the cost of shore power at White Bay by around $7.4 million – almost 20%!
Write to the Minister for Transport today to tell him to install a conduit to the Sydney Metro power supply and commit to installing shore power!