By Amy Corderoy, September 1, 2014
Fuming: Air quality will be monitored, NorthConnex says.
Doctors say thousands of school children and elderly residents of
Sydney's upper north shore are being put at risk by a new motorway that
will funnel unfiltered traffic pollution into a residential area.
The Australian Medical Association NSW and the Asthma
Foundation NSW are both concerned about health effects from the $3
billion NorthConnex tunnel connecting the M1 and M2, and have called on
the government to ensure its approval is not rushed.
But the state government insists it would not be building the
tunnel unless it was safe, and air quality will be stringently
One of the two ventilation stacks for the 9km tunnel is
currently planned for its entrance at Wahroonga. Doctor and resident Ray
Nassar said Knox Preparatory School and Abbotsleigh School for Girls
were among 17 schools, pre-schools and childcare centres within a one
kilometre radius of the stack, along with five aged care facilities and