04 May 2021 - Willoughby Leisure Centre Development on behalf of Naremburn Progress Association

Dear Willoughby Council,

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a late submission following our meeting and tour of the site last week. We have reviewed the DA documents and enclose our comments. Whilst we support the need to update facilities and provide amenity for a growing population in the Willoughby Area, the Leisure Centre DA has raised some significant concerns. Due to these concerns, we object to this DA until such time as these issues are addressed. We would welcome the opportunity to further discuss the development and ensure the project plan is refined to better meet the needs of the various stakeholders in our community - without a (further) degradation of our residents’ quality of life and negative impacts to Willoughby’s increasingly rare and precious urban bushland..........

Click here to download the full document

18 March 2021 - Survey - Willoughby Council engagement experience for The Beaches link submission

Willoughby Council and the BL/GHF EIS submission team would like to thank you for your valuable input to our submission and for your effort in making your own submissions to this significant infrastructure proposal. 

Councils' submission can now be viewed at our Have Your Say community engagement platform at along with the quick poll community sentiment report. 

 We would be grateful if you can you please take a minute to tell us about your engagement experience with us during this project here 

Thank you again for your engagement participation.


14 March 2021 - Thank you for your submission on the Beaches Link(SSI-8862)

The exhibition period has now closed and the Department has made all submissions available on the Major Projects Website.

The Department has also asked the Proponent to prepare a response to the issues raised.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Belinda Scott on 8217 2080 or


15 February 2021 - NPA encouraging all residents to submit before the 01 March deadline

The NPA is encouraging all residents to complete their submission by the 01 March 2021 deadline. Download the latest NPA summary via this link

For more information on the conditions of consent for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway - including the noise attenuation requirement to give residents a choice, visit this site,


12 February 2021 - Lodge a submission for the Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection with the Department of Planning Industry and Environment before 01March

Willoughby Council conducted a quick poll to help us understand community sentiment on the Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection EIS proposal and inform a Willoughby Council submission.

Council does not wish to detract from the formal submission process, so issued a reminder to lodge a submission directly with State government as indicated in the Environmental Impact Statement documentation and on the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE) website.

You can find out how you will be impacted by reading the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), viewing the interactive map and watching the video

Links to an FAQ and fact sheets for Artarmon and Northbridge / Willoughby areas from RMS can be found here


09 February 2021  - Beaches Link & Gore Hill Freeway Connection

For those that were unable to attend the Beaches Link EIS Northbridge/Willoughby Q&A virtual information session on Monday 8 February 2021, please find a recording here

During the session, there were a large number of questions asked and unfortunately these were not able to be answered within the time available. The FAQs document is being updated Frequently Asked Questions, and questions have been collated under key geographical areas and issues. Please continue to visit the interactive portal as it will be progressively updated the throughout the EIS period.

Please remember, the Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on public exhibition until midnight Monday 1 March 2021. If you have something you would like to say about the project, we encourage you to make a submission. To do this, please visit DPIE’s Major Projects website at

20 November 2020 - Western Harbour tunnel & Warringah freeway upgrade project assessment

Download the latest submission to the Minister for Planning & Public Spaces