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Submission for: Western Harbour Tunnel & Warringah Freeway Upgrade

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michael chapman

NEUTRAL BAY, New South Wales

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RESIDENT SUBMISSION WARRINGAH EXPRESSWAY UPGRADE
We are affected by this proposal.
We live at 3 KURRABA ROAD NEUTRAL BAY 2089
and have reviewed the proposal and EIS so far as it relates to us
Thank you for the opportunity to comment

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS
Maintain existing traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing of Alfred Street North at Bayer building to Mount Street overpass. This safe crossing is essential for residents to access North Sydney business and shopping precinct and North Sydney rail station

TREE PRESERVATION
The row of Plane Trees in Alfred Street and Alfred Street North be preserved to provide summer shade, green space and absorption of carbon dioxide from high density traffic

GREEN PLANTINGS
New/additional plantings of mature trees and shrubs as barrier to elevated traffic noise and screening to visual impact of overhead concrete structure in residential area.
Provide additional tree canopy

DESIGN OF OVERPASS CONCRETE SUPPORT PIERS
Be slimline columns rather than "brutalist" square section piers

NOISE ABATEMENT TREATMENT FOR BUS LANE AND ALFRED STREET NORTH OVERPASS
Design to include opaque noise walls on the eastern side which allow light but reduce noise (example M7)
"Quiet Pavement" surface for bus lane

FINAL DESIGN SEPARATE LOCAL TRAFFIC FROM THROUGH TRAFFIC
Eliminate possible "rat runs" particularly Kurraba Road and Alfred Street North

CONSTRUCTION PERIOD
Close Alfred Street North to through traffic so that Kurraba Road west is local traffic only.
Excavation works for construction of bus lane and Alfred Street North overpass to be restricted to daylight hours to minimize disruption to residents.
Provide adequate and timely pre-advice to residents of particularly noisy or dusty activity works.
Manage and enforce parking limits in Kurraba Road because many residents only have on-street parking and must display parking exemption stickers.
Pre-construction works check and photos for cracks in nearby houses and post construction checks; compensation clauses; note that many houses are circa 1910

STORMWATER RUN-OFF
Ensure no net increase in stormwater run-off down Kurraba Road west. This is a steep street having high risk of flash flooding during storm events (example Sunday 9 February 2020, east coast low)

PARKING SPACES
Please avoid net reduction of parking spaces in North Sydney Parking Precinct #1.

NAME MICHAEL CHAPMAN, OAM
STREET ADDRESS 3 KURRABA ROAD NEUTRAL BAY 2089
EMAIL [email protected]
PHONE 0408 b164 361