Stop the Western Harbour Tunnel
The government is proposing to build a tunnel under the Balmain peninsula to link WestConnex at Rozelle with the Gore Hill Freeway in the north.
The proposal will have an enormous impact on our local area and Sydney Harbour
More cars on the road
Global experience of major toll-road projects has demonstrated conclusively that projects like the Western Harbour Tunnel encourage more car use, fleece road users with exorbitant tolls and eventually fill the increased road capacity they create. The government needs to invest in world-class public transport not another polluting toll-road.
Casting plant for White Bay
A casting plant on White Bay will bring construction noise and vibrations for up to 12 hours per day - the noise will potentially be so overwhelming that residents will be ‘bought out’ by government.
Tunnelling on Victoria Road Rozelle
The Balmain Leagues Club site will be used as the primary Southern tunneling location where spoil will be pulled up from the ground and removed via trucks.
Cofferdams in Birchgrove
Cofferdams (large dry-dock style pits) will be constructed off Yurulbin Point so that large pre-cast concrete road tunnel sections can be barged from White Bay and built into the trench. This will force the temporary relocation of the Birchgrove Ferry Wharf.
Tunnelling under Louisa Road
Yurulbin Park will become a construction site while the south side of the tunnel is bored under Louisa Road. Spoil will be taken up at Yurulbin Point and shipped away.
Dredging at White Bay
The project will dredge toxic sediment from White Bay, contaminating harbour waters and threatening native sea life.
Tell the Minister for Roads that our community doesn’t need this polluting toll-road.
To the Minister for Roads,
The Western Harbour Tunnel is a plan to put more cars on the road to prop up the WestConnex project and increase pollution across our city. It won’t solve Sydney’s congestion problem.
Our community doesn’t want a massive negative impacts on our local area, wider Sydney or the environment.
The government needs to go back to the drawing board and rethink this proposal.