M4 East Air Quality Community Consultative Committee
Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) has established an Air Quality Community Consultative Committee (AQCCC) to provide input and advice on the location of air quality monitoring locations and related issues. Further information about the committee along with notes and presentations from the AQCCC meetings are available to view below.
Condition of Approval E21 requires that results of hourly updated real-time ambient monitoring be provided on a website and be publically available each month in a report format. You can view the real-time data here (external link).
The AQCCC meeting minutes (and any relevant presentations) are posted here following each meeting.
- Meeting 1 (13 June 2017)
- Meeting 2 (14 November 2017)
- Meeting 3 (6 March 2018)
The WestConnex M4 East tunnel ventilation system is designed to take all air emissions from the tunnel, providing for a zero emissions tunnel portal.
In accordance with condition of approval B9, SMC must establish an AQCCC prior to finalising the detailed design of the M4 East.
The AQCCC’s role is to provide advice on the location of the air quality monitoring stations and to provide advice and input on the operation environmental management plans and other operational documents, compliance tracking reporting, audit reports, complaints relating to air quality, and dissemination of monitoring results, prior to and during the operation of the M4 East.
The AQCCC is not a decision-making or regulatory body, and instead performs an advisory and consultative role.
The AQCCC must meet at least four times a year from establishment until two years from the commencement of M4 East operation.
SMC has appointed independent chairperson in consultation with the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E).
For more information, please refer to Terms of Reference.