27 September 2023

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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPIE) has released its Western Harbour Tunnel and Waringah Freeway upgrade proposal to the public for a six-week exhibition period.

Executive Director of Infrastructure Assessments at DPIE, David Gainsford said community input was a vital part of the assessment process.

“The proposal includes the Western Harbour Tunnel, which would stretch from the Warringah Freeway at Cammeray, across Sydney Harbour, connecting to the WestConnex interchange at Rozelle,” Mr Gainsford said.

“The proposal also includes upgrades to the connection point of the tunnels, at the Warringah Freeway,” he said.

Mr Gainsford said designs for the project included plans for a 6.5 kilometre, six-lane tunnel as well as nine kilometres of surface road upgrade – four kilometres of which would comprise the Warringah Freeway Upgrade.

“If approved, the proposal is predicted to create 7,500 full time construction jobs,” he said.

Mr Gainsford encouraged community members to attend Transport for NSW information sessions on the proposal to be held over the six-week exhibition period at Balmain town hall, Fred Hutley Hall in North Sydney, and Norths in Cammeray.

For more information, including how to have a say before submissions close on 12 March, visit this PS News link.

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