New South Wales

NorthConnex Urban Design and Landscape Plan Stage Two released for community feedback

THE NSW community has been invited to provide feedback on Stage Two of the NorthConnex Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP), which includes urban design and landscape plans for the permanent buildings being delivered as part of the $3 billion NorthConnex project.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said interested members of the public are now able to see what the proposed final design of the permanent NorthConnex facilities will look like and have an opportunity to provide feedback.

NorthConnex - Urban Design and Landscape Plan: Stage 2

"Stage Two of the UDLP includes the design for the motorway control centre, emergency extraction and ventilation facilities, tunnel portals and landscaping," the spokesperson said.

"The draft designs were put through rigorous independent review and the colours were chosen to best integrate the new facilities into their local surroundings.

"The project team took inspiration from the urban landscape in the south at West Pennant Hills and the greenery of the north along the M1 Motorway in Wahroonga and reflected this in the facilities along the corridor.

"During the next four weeks residents and stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the design and community members are encouraged to be part of the process which will shape the final look of the project.

"All feedback will be carefully considered and a submissions report prepared for the approval of the Department of Planning and Environment."

NorthConnex is a nine-kilometre twin tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills. Once complete it will connect Sydney's north to the Orbital network and form part of the National Highway route. The project is being delivered by Lend Lease and Bouygues Construction, with the Australian and NSW governments each contributing up to $405 million to the project.

The NorthConnex UDLP Stage One was approved in May 2017 and included the design principles and elements such as noise barriers, bridges, retaining walls and road signs. Submissions to Stage Two of the UDLP will close on Saturday 30 September 2017.

More information is available from the NorthConnex website at <http://www.northconnex.com.au/environment-and-approvals/udlp>.

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