Stop Shallow WestConnex Tunnelling
The government has released the tunnel route for WestConnex Stage 3a under Leichhardt, Annandale and Camperdown.
Homes which sit within the identified ‘zone of influence’ of the tunnel route may be impacted.
To see proposed tunnel depths for specific properties go to https://stage3a.anzgeo.com
I'm concerned that:
- The government will compulsorily acquire land beneath properties in the area without offering compensation or an appeals process.
- The shallow depth of tunnels increases the risk of serious, permanent damage to homes as well as ground noise and vibration.
- The current proposal ignores the recent experience of residents in Strathfield, Concord and Homebush who have seen huge cracks form through their homes as contractors burrow to build the M4 East.
Sign the petition to tell the Premier to reconsider the proposed tunnel depths.
I oppose WestConnex and the continued damage it is doing to lives, homes and communities in our local area.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Stage 3a was approved despite the route and tunneling depths only being indicative. Now that proposed depths and routes have been released, it's clear that they are well below those that were in the initial EIS approval.
Tunnel depths through Leichhardt, Annandale and Camperdown must be reconsidered as a matter of urgency and the community must be given a formal opportunity to comment on the new proposed tunnel depths.