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 is committed to revitalising and returning Berrys Bays to the local community once the construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel is complete. It therefore 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 purpose of the CSW Group is to help determine the optimal vision and design of Berrys Bay once construction of the Western Harbour Tunnel is completed, and to consider perspectives and preferences across the community and the NSW Government to provide the best outcome for both the local and wider community.
The CSW Group will provide a forum for collaboration between CSW Group members to enable a fair, sustainable, productive and sensitive outcome. It will advise and assist the Berrys Bay Project Team, as necessary, to understand the current and future needs of the local community.
The Berrys Bay Project Team will use the outcomes of the CSW Group to inform the development of a Concept Plan for Berrys Bay.
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
Nathan Moran, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)
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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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