E11 Modification Request

Roads and Maritime has requested a modification to the NorthConnex Conditions of Approval to rectify an error. The community was encouraged to have their say on the modification during the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) display from 30 August until 12 September 2019.

The error relates to a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) limit listed in Condition E11 of the Conditions of Approval. The VOC limit was incorrectly listed as 1mg/m3 rather than the intended 4mg/m3.

The change is consistent with the 4mg/m3 limit that has been approved for all road tunnel projects in NSW since NorthConnex.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NSW Health has reviewed the proposal and is satisfied that the proposed limit change will not change air quality impacts associated with the operation of NorthConnex.

We appreciate the community’s understanding while this error is rectified.

Next Steps

The submissions received during the display have been considered by Roads and Maritime and a Response to Submissions report has been submitted to DPIE.

Visit the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) website for the current status of the requested modification www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/13681