The NSW Government is planning to invest $400 million on road upgrades around the new Northern Beaches Hospital with work planned to be completed in time for the hospital opening.
The SHOROC councils have been calling for many years for these upgrades, including grade separation at the intersections of Warringah Road with Wakehurst Parkway and Forest Way and upgrades to Wakehurst Parkway.
These upgrades will increase the capacity of the road network and improve access through the precinct. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is delivering the road upgrades in two stages. Stage 1 will provide essential access for the Northern Beaches Hospital and Stage 2 will increase capacity of the road network and reduce congestion.
The RMS has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Stage 2 network enhancement work which assesses the environmental impact of the proposal and advises how best to manage the impacts during construction and operation.
The EIS for these works is now on display to 21 August 2015 and the community is invited to have their say.
In addition the RMS is holding three community information sessions where you can drop in to talk to the project team and ask questions.
- Saturday 25 July, 12-2pm, Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
- Tuesday 28 July, 5-7pm, Galstaun Function Centre, 5 Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest
- Saturday 1 August, 12-2pm, Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
You can view the full Environmental Impact Statement and make a submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment via its website at majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au.
The RMS website also has the following:
- Community update
- Overview of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work
- Video animation of the proposed road upgrades can also be viewed at
For further information please contact the project team on 1300 367 459 or firstname.lastname@example.org