Main Volume 1A Part 5

Main Volume 1A Part 5 (pdf)

Contents Pages
7.1 Community and stakeholder engagement overview 7-2
7.2 Consultation objectives 7-3
7.3 Consultation process and activities to date 7-3
7.3.1 Consultation undertaken before preparation of the EIS 7-3
7.3.2 Consultation undertaken during preparation of the EIS 7-4
7.3.3 Aboriginal cultural heritage consultation 7-16
7.4 Summary of issues raised 7-16
7.4.1 Issues raised by government agencies 7-16
7.4.2 Issues raised by local government 7-23
7.4.3 Issues raised by the community 7-32
7.5 Design considerations in response to early feedback 7-38
7.6 Future consultation 7-54
7.6.1 Subsurface acquisition consultation 7-54
7.6.2 Consultation during the exhibition of the EIS 7-54
7.6.3 Consultation during construction stages 7-55
8 Traffic and transport 8-1
8.1 Assessment methodology 8-2
8.1.1 Determine existing and future traffic volumes 8-2
8.1.2 Assess construction impacts 8-2
8.1.3 Assess operational impacts 8-3
8.2 Existing environment 8-3
8.2.1 Route description 8-3
8.2.2 Traffic volumes and patterns 8-6
8.2.3 Existing road network performance 8-9
8.2.4 Public and active transport 8-12
8.3 Assessment of construction impacts 8-13
8.3.1 Construction traffic volumes and routes 8-13
8.3.2 Local road network impacts 8-14
8.3.3 Road and intersection performance 8-16
8.3.4 Access changes 8-18
8.3.5 Road safety 8-18
8.3.6 Public transport 8-18
8.3.7 Pedestrians and cyclists 8-19
8.4 Assessment of operation impacts 8-19
8.4.1 Road and intersection performance 8-19
8.4.2 Public transport 8-31
8.4.3 Pedestrian and cyclist facilities 8-32
8.4.4 Fulfilment of project objectives 8-32
8.5 Assessment of cumulative impacts 8-34
8.5.1 Construction 8-34
8.5.2 Operation 8-34
8.6 Management of impacts 8-34
8.6.1 Project design features that manage impacts 8-34
8.6.2 Road network optimisation 8-35
8.6.3 Environmental management measures 8-35
9 Air quality 9-1
9.1 Introduction 9-1
9.2 Assessment approach 9-3
9.2.1 Overview 9-3
9.2.2 Terminology 9-3
9.2.3 Air quality criteria 9-4
9.2.4 NSW assessment criteria 9-6
9.2.5 Modelling scenarios 9-9
9.2.6 Accuracy and conservatism 9-11
9.2.7 Model selection and validation 9-12
9.2.8 Sensitivity tests 9-13
9.3 Construction air quality assessment methodology 9-13
9.4 Operational assessment methodology 9-15
9.4.1 In-tunnel assessment methodology 9-15
9.4.2 External air quality assessment methodology 9-16
9.5 Existing environment 9-22
9.5.1 Terrain and land use 9-22
9.5.2 Climate 9-22
9.5.3 Meteorology 9-23
9.5.4 Emissions 9-27
9.5.5 General characteristics of Sydney air quality 9-29
9.5.6 Data from existing monitoring sites in the study area 9-33
9.5.7 Project-specific monitoring 9-34
9.6 Assessment of air quality impacts during construction 9-35
9.6.1 Significance of risks 9-35
9.7 Assessment of air quality impacts during operation 9-35
9.7.1 In-tunnel air quality 9-35
9.7.2 Assessment of ambient air quality impacts 9-44
9.7.3 Carbon monoxide (maximum rolling eight-hour mean) 9-47
9.7.4 Nitrogen dioxide (annual mean) 9-49
9.7.5 PM10 (annual mean) 9-56
9.7.6 PM10 (maximum 24-hour mean) 9-62
9.7.7 PM2.5 (annual mean) 9-68
9.7.8 Air toxics 9-70
9.8 Assessment of cumulative impacts 9-72
9.8.1 Results for expected traffic scenarios 9-72
9.9 Management of impacts 9-77
9.9.1 Construction impacts 9-77
9.9.2 Operational impacts 9-81
9.9.3 Monitoring of external air quality 9-84
10 Noise and vibration 10-1
10.1 Assessment methodology 10-1
10.1.1 Study area 10-2
10.1.2 Noise sensitive receivers (continues in part 6) 10-2
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