Last night, the campaign against the proposed Naremburn and Cammeray car tunnel construction sites had a small victory in that Willoughby City Council voted unanimously for a motion, introduced by Councillor Lynne Saville, to produce and circulate to the community a report on the environmental and infrastructure impacts on our LGA of the proposed Western Harbour and Northern Beaches Link Tunnel Projects.
Many thanks to all those WEPA members, the Stop the Tunnels campaigners and others in the community who posted, ‘liked’ and commented online on this issue, sent emails or wrote to their councillors, volunteered their Saturdays on information stalls and came along to the WCC General Council Meeting to make their concerns heard. Your efforts paid off!
Unfortunately, time is running out for the majority of local voices to be heard and many people in our community are still not aware of the risks of the impending projects and the major impacts they could have on their daily life. The community only has until 1 December 2018 to raise its concerns about the proposed construction site with the RMS.
You are our front line and can speak to family, friends, neighbours and acquaintances and members of groups, clubs and associations you belong to and urge them to let the RMS know what they think about the construction site and the tunnels.
Many of you have said you don’t think you know enough to speak about the proposal. This month’s WEPA meeting will be a special occasion for WEPA members and the wider community to:
- listen to local campaigners and ask questions about the environmental, pollution and traffic risks of the tunnel proposals on your suburb
- hear about alternatives to yet more mega-car tunnels and
- to maximise your effectiveness in raising your concerns with the RMS before the community consultation ends.
Please join us and bring your family, friends and neighbours to the:
WEPA Public Meeting
7pm Tuesday 20 November
Glenaeon School Hall
121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
Refreshments to follow the meeting. Members encouraged to bring a plate.