View the recording of the Stop the Western Harbour Tunnel public meeting

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Stop the Western Harbour Tunnel presentation


6.00pm Meeting Open and housekeeping

General Manager Peter Gainsford Inner West Council

6.05pm Acknowledgment of Country and welcome from Chair Clr Porteous, Inner West Mayor


6.10pm Clr Rochelle Porteous - Inner West Mayor

6.15pm Ken Welsh -Team Leader, Strategic Transport and State Projects

6.30pm Dr Bill Ryall – Expert on assessment and remediation of contaminated land

6.40pm Clr Darcy Byrne – Ward Councillor

6.45pm Clr John Stamolis – Ward Councillor

6.50pm Public Q and A session moderated by General Manager

7.25pm Closing remarks from the Chair

7.30pm Meeting Closed


Questions about the online public meeting? Contact Annie Coulthard, Engagement Coordinator on 9392 5328

Further information about the project

The Western Harbour Tunnel project is a disaster for the Inner West. It brings no benefits and significant negative impacts to our local area and we need to do all that we can to stop it.

Concerns about the Western Harbour Tunnel include:

  • Dredging contaminated sediment from the harbour floor which will pollute Dawn Fraser Baths and threaten Sydney Harbour’s marine life
  • Three unfiltered exhaust stacks linked to WestConnex and the Western Harbour Tunnel, with one located next door to Rozelle Primary School
  • Shallow tunnelling under highly valued heritage conservation areas
  • Closing Yurulbin Point in Birchgrove to the community for four-and-a-half years

We urgently need a comprehensive health study on the documented impacts of WestConnex and the predicted impacts of the Western Harbour Tunnel.