To object to the M5 EIS or to support it, you can create your own submission, or you can use a prepared submission.
Hardcopy submissions closed at 5pm on Friday 29 January.
Online submissions are still being accepted, until midnight.
Lodge an objection to the New M5 online
If you prefer to add your comments to a prepared submission, you can, and you can add your own comments as well:
- WestConnex Action Group: Make your submission to the WestCONnex New M5 EIS
- Ron Hoenig (Labor MP for Heffron):
Object to the WestConnex EIS
Jenny Leong (Greens MP for Newtown): Make your submission
- Jamie Parker (Greens MP for Balmain): Have your say on WestConnex New M5 St Peters Interchange EIS
Make your own submission
You can make your own submission. There is already some information on this site, and more will be coming.
You can lodge your submission through the government’s major projects website.
You can send it to Department of Planning at:
SSI 6788 NSW Department of Planning and Environment GPO Box 39 Sydney NSW 2001 Or if you prefer, you can deliver it to the main desk of the Department of Planning, Information Office, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000
The small print
Unless you ask for it not to be, your name will be published on the Major Project website where all submissions will published. If you use a pro forma letter submission, you should add that you have NOT donated more than $1,000 to a political party in the current financial year, or if you have, you need to provide details. Unless you ask for it not to be, your name will be published on the Major Project website where all submissions will published.
You can develop your own submission and upload on to the Planning website. If you are doing this, there are great contributions on this site that will help you add detail and arguments that will enrich your submission.
If you object to the project make sure you state that clearly at the beginning of your submission. Use the word ‘object’. If you don’t state this, then even if you do object with a thousand reasons, Planning officials will rank your submission as ‘comments’ rather than ‘objects’.
You can make more than one submission. For example, you might make one submission on air quality and another on traffic. You might make one submission and then update with Part 2 the following week.
Other ways to oppose WestConnex
- a petition calling for an independent Federal audit of the business case.
WestConnex Action Group have pages where you can:
- Ask Malcolm Turnbull to stop WestConnex
- Ask Rob Stokes (Minister for Planning) to extend the EIS submission date