Environmental Approvals

NorthConnex was approved for construction and operation under a State Significant Infrastructure application, subject to strict Conditions of Approval, Environmental Protection Licence monitoring and Protection of the Environment regulations under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).

Operational Management Plans

Air Quality

NorthConnex has been designed and built to meet stringent air quality limits set by the NSW Environment Protection Authority and NSW Ministry of Health. Air quality is continuously monitored inside the tunnel and at the ventilation outlets.

Data collected from monitoring is independently verified and audited in accordance with the Conditions of Approval and made publicly available on our website.

Data reports are independently collated and audited every six months. Reports are prepared to summarise the results. 

As part of the Conditions of Approval for NorthConnex, the project established six air quality monitors. The monitors were in operation twelve months before opening, and will remain in operation for at least two years after opening. For more information visit this page.

Urban Design and Landscape

The Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) describes how the new design elements of the project will look and is being developed based on the preliminary designs in the project Environmental Impact Statement and stakeholder feedback.

Have a question?

Please contact us with any questions about NorthConnex.