Western Harbour Tunnel

Environmental impact statement for Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade

The EIS for the Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT) and Warringah Freeway Upgrade is on public exhibition from 29 January 2020 to 30 March 2020.

As only the WHT component of the project affects the Inner West Council area, Council’s focus is on the WHT only. Council has prepared its final submission on the WHT Environmental Impact Statement (PDF 352KB), which can be used as a guide for community members to make a submission. It includes a summary of the main issues raised. A final version of the submission will be lodged on the due date.

The Transport for NSW community guide to the EIS, dates for community consultations and other information is available on the Transport for NSW website for this project.

The Transport for NSW Western Harbour Tunnel project team can be contacted on 1800 931 189 or whtbl@transport.nsw.gov.au

The EIS can be viewed and downloaded from the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE’s) major projects website.

Council submission to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on WHT reference design

In November 2018 Council submitted feedback on the Western Harbour Tunnel reference design, outlining the community's concerns on the lack of information on key features of the design, as well as the likely impacts the WHT will have. 

More Information

RMS has released a number of informative documents including:

A number of community feedback sessions were conducted at the Balmain Town Hall in May 2017.

For more information, or to have your say on the project, refer to the RMS' Western Harbour Tunnel website.


Council staff met with Roads and Maritime Services to discuss the Western Harbour Tunnel. To view the minutes click on the link below;

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Page last updated: 14 May 2021