Beaches Link Tunnel Community Forum

https://youtu.be/vhzCd9dbH4E

The NSW Government is progressing the planning for the proposed Beaches Link Tunnel. In late July, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) released the proposed reference design.

We want to ensure all residents have an opportunity to have their say on this important project.

The NSW Government is progressing the planning for the proposed Beaches Link Tunnel. In late July, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) released the proposed reference design.

We want to ensure all residents have an opportunity to have their say on this important project.

  • Project update

    about 1 month ago

    Council's submission for the Beaches Link Tunnel was presented to the Council meeting of Tuesday 27 November 2018.

    View the Council Report, Item 10.6, pg. 153

    View the Submission, Item 10.6, pg. 341

    View the Engagement Report on the Submission, Item 10.6, pg. 351

    Council resolved that:

    A. Council note the community feedback received on the NSW Government’s proposed
    Beaches Link project, including the overall support for Beaches Link as vital infrastructure
    and also serious concerns about the local construction, traffic, loss of public open space,
    child health & safety and environmental impacts

    B. Council strongly supports:
    a. the inclusion of enhanced public transport in the tunnel as well as the need for the
    tunnel provide a dedicated public transport link to further enhance the B-Line; and
    b. the NSW government minimising the impacts on local residents as detailed in Council’s
    submission

    C. Council has serious concerns about both options for construction compounds at Seaforth
    (Options A and B) due to continued environmental concerns and public safety risk issues
    associated with each option. Alternate solutions need to be explored by the New South
    Wales Government and Roads and Maritime Services and the detailed safety and
    environmental management plans need to be presented to Council for consideration before it
    supports either option.

    D. Council endorse the delivery of the Beaches Link tunnel for the community of the Northern
    Beaches subject to a refined design that reasonably addresses the concerns noted in A, B &
    C.

    E. Council adopt the Council submission to the NSW Government and write to the Hon. Melinda
    Pavey MP Minister for Roads and Maritime advocating strongly for the community of the
    Northern Beaches.

    F. Council continue to work with the Community to achieve the best outcomes for the Northern
    Beaches Community should the NSW State Government advance the project to the next
    stage - Environmental Impact Statement Assessment.

    G. Council gives the Chief Executive Officer authority to amend the submission and community
    engagement report within the sentiment of Council to ensure consistency of language and
    accuracy of presentation.

    Engagement on this project has now closed.

    Council's submission for the Beaches Link Tunnel was presented to the Council meeting of Tuesday 27 November 2018.

    View the Council Report, Item 10.6, pg. 153

    View the Submission, Item 10.6, pg. 341

    View the Engagement Report on the Submission, Item 10.6, pg. 351

    Council resolved that:

    A. Council note the community feedback received on the NSW Government’s proposed
    Beaches Link project, including the overall support for Beaches Link as vital infrastructure
    and also serious concerns about the local construction, traffic, loss of public open space,
    child health & safety and environmental impacts

    B. Council strongly supports:
    a. the inclusion of enhanced public transport in the tunnel as well as the need for the
    tunnel provide a dedicated public transport link to further enhance the B-Line; and
    b. the NSW government minimising the impacts on local residents as detailed in Council’s
    submission

    C. Council has serious concerns about both options for construction compounds at Seaforth
    (Options A and B) due to continued environmental concerns and public safety risk issues
    associated with each option. Alternate solutions need to be explored by the New South
    Wales Government and Roads and Maritime Services and the detailed safety and
    environmental management plans need to be presented to Council for consideration before it
    supports either option.

    D. Council endorse the delivery of the Beaches Link tunnel for the community of the Northern
    Beaches subject to a refined design that reasonably addresses the concerns noted in A, B &
    C.

    E. Council adopt the Council submission to the NSW Government and write to the Hon. Melinda
    Pavey MP Minister for Roads and Maritime advocating strongly for the community of the
    Northern Beaches.

    F. Council continue to work with the Community to achieve the best outcomes for the Northern
    Beaches Community should the NSW State Government advance the project to the next
    stage - Environmental Impact Statement Assessment.

    G. Council gives the Chief Executive Officer authority to amend the submission and community
    engagement report within the sentiment of Council to ensure consistency of language and
    accuracy of presentation.

    Engagement on this project has now closed.
  • Thank you for attending

    6 months ago

    Thank you to the 192 people who attended our Beaches Link Tunnel community forum and the 21 registered speakers and those from the floor who expressed their views on the project.

    Council will use the feedback from Wednesday’s event to inform our submission to the RMS on its project.

    We want to hear from as many people as possible about the Beaches Link Tunnel project. If you haven't already, please complete our online survey so that we can capture your views too.

    This survey will close midnight Friday 26 October.

    Questions put on notice

    At the community forum, a couple of questions were put on notice to be answered after the event.

    What is Council's role in this process if the State Government makes all of the decisions?

    Council will continue to advocate for the best outcome for the Northern Beaches community through the submission on the reference design and Environmental Impact Statement process. We're currently working with the local community to provide a submission to the State Government detailing the community’s view on the current proposal and exploring options that may resolve community concerns.

    What is the next part of the process and will we see Council’s submission to the RMS?

    The submission from Council will be developed over the next two weeks, and following standard protocol the report and the submission will be available for public viewing on Council’s website seven days prior to the November 2018 Council Meeting. Once adopted by Council at this meeting it will be forwarded to RMS for consideration.


    RMS Engagement

    Council encourages the community to also provide their submission directly to RMS by 9 November 2018, through the project email below: whtbl@rms.nsw.gov.au


    RMS has been conducting information sessions with the Northern Beaches community. The final session will be held on Thursday 25 October, 3-7pm at Balgowlah RSL. Find out more on the RMS website
    .

    Thank you to the 192 people who attended our Beaches Link Tunnel community forum and the 21 registered speakers and those from the floor who expressed their views on the project.

    Council will use the feedback from Wednesday’s event to inform our submission to the RMS on its project.

    We want to hear from as many people as possible about the Beaches Link Tunnel project. If you haven't already, please complete our online survey so that we can capture your views too.

    This survey will close midnight Friday 26 October.

    Questions put on notice

    At the community forum, a couple of questions were put on notice to be answered after the event.

    What is Council's role in this process if the State Government makes all of the decisions?

    Council will continue to advocate for the best outcome for the Northern Beaches community through the submission on the reference design and Environmental Impact Statement process. We're currently working with the local community to provide a submission to the State Government detailing the community’s view on the current proposal and exploring options that may resolve community concerns.

    What is the next part of the process and will we see Council’s submission to the RMS?

    The submission from Council will be developed over the next two weeks, and following standard protocol the report and the submission will be available for public viewing on Council’s website seven days prior to the November 2018 Council Meeting. Once adopted by Council at this meeting it will be forwarded to RMS for consideration.


    RMS Engagement

    Council encourages the community to also provide their submission directly to RMS by 9 November 2018, through the project email below: whtbl@rms.nsw.gov.au


    RMS has been conducting information sessions with the Northern Beaches community. The final session will be held on Thursday 25 October, 3-7pm at Balgowlah RSL. Find out more on the RMS website
    .

  • Registrations closed

    6 months ago

    Registrations for the Beaches Link Tunnel Community Forum have now closed as we have reached venue capacity.

    If you'd still like to provide your comments, which will inform our submission to Roads and Maritime Services, you can provide comments here.


    Registrations for the Beaches Link Tunnel Community Forum have now closed as we have reached venue capacity.

    If you'd still like to provide your comments, which will inform our submission to Roads and Maritime Services, you can provide comments here.


  • Registrations closing soon

    6 months ago

    If you haven't had an opportunity to register for the Beaches Link Tunnel Community Forum, there's still some spaces left.

    • Register to Attend the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*, or
    • Register to Attend and Speak at the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*

    Alternatively, if you can't make it and still want to share your views on the Beaches Link Tunnel, you can provide your feedback here.

    If you haven't had an opportunity to register for the Beaches Link Tunnel Community Forum, there's still some spaces left.

    • Register to Attend the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*, or
    • Register to Attend and Speak at the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*

    Alternatively, if you can't make it and still want to share your views on the Beaches Link Tunnel, you can provide your feedback here.

  • Register to attend the forum

    7 months ago

    Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018

    Where: Balgowlah RSL, 30/38 Ethel St, Seaforth

    Time: 6-9pm

    Register by Monday 15 October, 10pm

    • Register to Attend the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*, or
    • Register to Attend and Speak at the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*

    * Due to room capacity, space is limited to 250 people.

    Date: Wednesday 17 October 2018

    Where: Balgowlah RSL, 30/38 Ethel St, Seaforth

    Time: 6-9pm

    Register by Monday 15 October, 10pm

    • Register to Attend the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*, or
    • Register to Attend and Speak at the Beaches Link Tunnel Forum*

    * Due to room capacity, space is limited to 250 people.

  • Inform our submission

    7 months ago

    The NSW Government is progressing the planning for the proposed Beaches Link Tunnel. In late July, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) released the proposed reference design.

    Northern Beaches Council is hosting a forum to provide an opportunity for all Northern Beaches residents to share their thoughts on the project with the Mayor and Councillors. Council will use this feedback to inform our submission to the RMS on its project.

    We want to ensure all residents have an opportunity to have their say on this important project.

    RMS is also conducting Beaches Link Tunnel community engagement sessions, find out more on the RMS website.

    The NSW Government is progressing the planning for the proposed Beaches Link Tunnel. In late July, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) released the proposed reference design.

    Northern Beaches Council is hosting a forum to provide an opportunity for all Northern Beaches residents to share their thoughts on the project with the Mayor and Councillors. Council will use this feedback to inform our submission to the RMS on its project.

    We want to ensure all residents have an opportunity to have their say on this important project.

    RMS is also conducting Beaches Link Tunnel community engagement sessions, find out more on the RMS website.