Communities invited to NorthConnex Forum

Communities invited to NorthConnex Air Quality Forum

14 May 2014

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today said that after requests from local members Barry O'Farrell and Matt Kean, a public forum on air quality relating to the proposed NorthConnex project would be held next month.

Minister Gay said the forum to be held on Wednesday 4 June in Hornsby was a direct result of representations from Mr O'Farrell and Mr Kean.

"Anyone who drives Pennant Hills Road will understand it's essential we get trucks off local roads to improve safety and ease congestion," Minister Gay said.

"Your hard working local members, Barry O'Farrell and Matt Kean have sought from me a commitment for a public forum and I pleased to say it will be held on June 4 at Hornsby RSL.

"The NorthConnex project team and air quality experts will be on hand to speak to anyone interested in learning more about this game changing project.

“The forum is part of the public display of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and has been set up to provide the community with as much detail as possible.

“Members of the NorthConnex project team and independent air quality specialists will deliver a presentation on air quality and explain the air quality assessment methodology and key findings.

"I particularly urge the communities of Wahroonga and Waitara to attend this forum.

“The Federal and NSW Governments, Transurban and Westlink M7 shareholders are proposing to build and operate a tolled motorway linking the M1 Pacific Motorway (formerly the F3 Freeway) at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills.

“NorthConnex also aims to provide opportunities for improved public transport in the area around Pennant Hills Road and improve the efficient movement of state and national freight," Minister Gay said.

Media: Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976

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