Have your say on NorthConnex environmental impact statement

Fuming: Residents oppose the Northconnex stack being placed on the M2 off ramp. They believe the southern stack should be relocated at the most efficient point as identified by the engineers, which is above the southern exit point of the NorthConnex tunnel. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Fuming: Residents oppose the Northconnex stack being placed on the M2 off ramp. They believe the southern stack should be relocated at the most efficient point as identified by the engineers, which is above the southern exit point of the NorthConnex tunnel. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Resident action group, Southern Community Against Polluting Stacks, will letterbox drop West Pennant Hills residents living within a kilometre of the proposed southern emissions stack of the twin nine-kilometre NorthConnex tunnels.

Spokeswoman Kim Jacobs said the leaflet reminds people to view and comment on the project’s environmental impact statement.

The 100-strong group formed six weeks ago and now have a website, http://scapsgroup.org.

Their submission highlights concerns over the construction traffic route, a lack of filtering, the location of the ventilation stack within 50 metres of people’s homes and on the lowest point of entry to the M2, and the omission of information in the EIS about how emissions would get from the tunnel to the ventilation stack.

‘‘We also asked for ongoing community consultation in our submission,’’ Ms Jacobs said.

Ms Jacobs will meet with The Hills mayor Michelle Byrne tomorrow to ask for council support.

Click here to read more on the group's concerns.

The Hills and Ku-ring-gai council areas will also be affected by the new motorway tunnel which is expected to open in 2019.

EIS submissions close on September 12: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=6136.

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