Working group background
We understand the importance of the Berrys Bay area as part of the Sydney Harbour foreshore, so we are working closely with the community to design and shape the future of Berrys Bay after we have finished construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel.
The construction support site at Berrys Bay is temporary and we will not be leaving any tunnel infrastructure at this site. We are committed to returning Berrys Bay as public open space once the Western Harbour Tunnel project is completed.
Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group (CSW Group)
The NSW Government called upon community members to apply to be part of the Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group, alongside representatives from the NSW Government and North Sydney Council (CSW Group).
The NSW Government is committed to revitalising and returning Berrys Bays to the local community once the construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel is complete. The CSW Group has been established to assist Transport for NSW in understanding the current and future needs of the local community.
The CSW Group will provide a forum for collaboration between group members to deliver the best outcomes for the public.
In performing this role, the CSW Group will exchange and discuss information, and promote mutual understanding of key issues and opportunities around the future of the site. The group will also provide input to the project team’s activities to enable the wider community to present their views.
The CSW Group will meet monthly to share information and ideas for the site. The first meeting is planned for May 2021. This initial meeting will finalise the Terms of Reference.
Aboriginal Representative Expression of interest (EOI)
Calling on expressions of interest for Aboriginal Representative for the Berrys Bay Community and Stakeholder Working Group
To ensure diversity of voice in the future of Berrys Bay, we are currently seeking a member of the Aboriginal community who has an interest in and Aboriginal cultural knowledge of the Berrys Bay area to join our Community and Stakeholder Working Group (CSW Group).
Working alongside our six residential community members and representatives from North Sydney Council and Transport for NSW, the Aboriginal Representative will provide Aboriginal cultural insights about the area to help deliver the best possible outcomes for the Berrys Bay community and its visitors.
f you have an interest in helping shape the future of Berrys Bay by contributing your Aboriginal cultural knowledge of the Berrys Bay area as a Member of the working group, we invite you to submit your expression of interest. To do this, click on the link below to download the Expression of Interest form, complete the form and email or post as directed below. Applications close at midnight on Friday 14 May 2021. Please note, postal applications must be received by 14 May 2021 to be considered.Expression of interest form
Berrys Bay CSW Group EOI
Community and Stakeholder Working Group Members
Six members of the community have been selected through a formal Expressions of Interest process.
The community representatives are:
Elle Prevost, Wollstonecraft resident
Iain Bartholomew, Waverton resident
Joan Street, Milsons Point resident
Kevin Alker, Waverton resident
Larissa Davies, Waverton resident
Mark van Kerkwyk, Waverton resident
In addition to the above community members, the CSW Group will also include an Aboriginal representative and representatives from Transport for NSW and North Sydney Council.
Please note: the Aboriginal representative for the CSW Group is yet to be determined.
At-property noise treatment
We understand noise can be a source of disruption to local communities during the construction and operation of major road projects. To minimise the impact of our project on local residents, we are delivering at-property noise treatment to eligible properties. Noise treatment refers to architectural acoustic measures which aim to improve the sound resistance of properties, such as window and door upgrades.
We have developed a Noise Insulation Program which outlines the criteria and process for delivering noise treatment to affected properties as part of the project.
Providing at-property treatment is a complex process and involves a number of different steps. To learn more, see our fact sheet.
We are starting the process of delivering noise treatment before the project is approved so residents benefit from reduced noise as early as possible.
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What is an EIS?
The EIS assesses the potential environmental and social impacts of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade during construction and operation. The EIS also includes strategies to avoid, mitigate and manage the potential impacts of the project.
In the EIS, we cover topics such as traffic and transport, air quality, noise and vibration, construction and biodiversity impacts.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) placed the EIS on exhibition from 29 January to 30 March 2020. This closing date was extended from 12 March following feedback from the community. During this time everyone had the opportunity to make submissions on the project. We are now working on a submissions report to respond to the issues raised. This report will be made public. All submissions made to DPIE are available on their website.
Make a submission
Have your say on Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade
How to make an online submission:
- Visit DPIE’s Major Projects website at planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects
- Create a user account by clicking the ‘Sign In’ icon in the top right of the homepage or under the ‘Services’ tab and then click the ‘Have Your Say’ link
- When you are logged in, find the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade project, and click the ‘Make a Submission’ icon.
How to make a hard copy submission:
You can submit a hard copy of your submission. If you want DPIE to delete your personal information before publication, please make this clear at the top of your letter. You need to include:
- your name and address, at the top of the letter only
- the name of the application and application number: SSI_8863
- a statement on whether you support or object to the proposal
- the reasons why you support or object to the proposal
- a declaration of any reportable political donations made in the previous two years.
You can hand deliver your submission to DPIE’s office, located at:
4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
You can post your submission to:
Attention: Director, Transport Assessments
Planning & Assessment, Department of Planning
Industry and Environment
Locked Bag 5022
Parramatta NSW 2124
Submissions must be received by DPIE before midnight 30 March 2020.
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