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.
RMS has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Concept Proposal and the Stage 1 Connectivity Work. This EIS outlines the key features of the proposal and the potential environmental, social and economic impacts during construction and operation. Importantly, it also outlines measures to minimise and manage potential impacts.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) has placed the EIS on public exhibition to 21 November 2014. You can view and make a submission to DP&E on the EIS via the Department of Planning and Environment website. A detailed assessment of the Stage 2 Network Enhancement Work will be the subject of a separate EIS, which will be displayed for community comments by mid-2015.
RMS will also host two community information sessions with the project team available to answer questions on the EIS. A formal presentation will not be given, so please feel free to drop in at any time during these sessions:
- Saturday 8 November, 1-5pm, Forestville Memorial Hall, Corner of Starkey Street and Warringah Road, Forestville
- Tuesday 11 November, 5-8pm, Galstaun Function Centre, 5 Grattan Crescent, Frenchs Forest
For more information:
You can also contact the project team on 1300 367 459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.