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The P&C has made the above submission (click on the link) to object to the plans for the M4-M5 Link.a

This next stage of development has serious consequences for Haberfield Public School and the community. It includes a development called Option B – an option that involves using the two Muirs caryard sites on either side of Parramatta Rd/Bland St for a 24/7 tunnelling and spoil management site and a worker carpark. The P&C believes this will have significant adverse impacts on our children’s health, safety and learning.
To see more, read this mini EIS put together by Haberfield Public School

Here are some suggested points to make in your submission:

* It is not appropriate or in the public interest for a construction site for Australia’s most significant road project to be located approximately 200m from a large primary school where more than 600 students are moving to and from the school every weekday

* The Parramatta Road West civil and tunnel site is proposed to include tunnel excavation as well as stockpiling of excavated material and spoil haulage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will have significant noise and air quality impacts for surrounding residences as well as students and staff of the school

* The light vehicle and heavy vehicle traffic associated with Option B (including over 140 heavy vehicle movements per day) would create real and significant safety risks for school children and their parents in travelling to and from the school during school drop-off and pick-up times

* The proposal would lead to long term significant traffic impacts along Bland Street particularly light traffic movements going to and from the civil site entrance/exit on Bland Street, and likely loss of parking near the school due to construction vehicles parking along local roads

* The dust associated with the demolition work on the Muirs sites followed by the tunnelling and spoil haulage activity will increase the risk of respiratory illness in our children


* Option A, being the alternative combination of construction facilities presented in the EIS, would utilise existing construction areas which are located away from sensitive uses including schools and day care centres and presents a far safer option with materially less impact
* I also call for the ventilation stacks to be filtered. I note that when this stage is completed, the Haberfield stack wilI release toxic emissions from two sections of WestConnex over our community. I cannot understand why if the NSW government is spending billions of dollars on this project, it cannot afford to filter the stacks.
If you would like any further information or guidance in writing a submission, please contact Sherrill Nixon (P&C representative on the WestConnex Community Reference Group) at


Trivia Night – Saturday 18 November

Tickets go on sale 18 September at 7pm. The first 3 full tables (10 people) sold will win prizes!

Book your babysitters now and get ready to let your hair down for a night of trivia, games, food, drinks and prizes!

Tickets are $50 and include dinner provided by local Haberfield pizzerias.

Once again we have tables/teams of 10 so start working on your team now! If you don’t have a team it’s not a problem, we will find the perfect one for you!

This year we are having an optional theme: Hollywood! If you are keen, come dressed as your favourite actor orTV/movie character. Prizes for best dressed will be up for grabs.

Jason Montgomery from Trivia Master Australia will once again host the event. Between the fun-filled trivia rounds there will be live and silent actions and new and exiting games.

Huntington Estate has come on-board to to be the sole wine provider for the evening.

Yong Henrys will also be supporting the event by providing the beer.

Questions? Contact Jennifer –

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