Seeking expressions of interest for the M4 East Air Quality Community Consultative Committee
Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) is in the process of establishing an Air Quality Community Consultative Committee (AQCCC) to provide input and advice on the location of air quality monitoring locations and related issues.
Register to represent your community as a member of the committee.
About the AQCCC
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 will appoint an independent chairperson in consultation with the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E).
For more information, please refer to the draft Terms of Reference (subject to final approval by DP&E).
Would I be a suitable participant?
We are seeking community members who:
- live in or own a business in the community surrounding either ventilation facility
- are willing to contribute constructively
- are active in the community, with strong community networks
- have a sound understanding and awareness of the project and related environmental issues of concern to the broader community
- are willing to adhere to the Committee's code of conduct.
How can I apply?
Applications were open for a month and closed on Friday, 14 April 2017.
Please note that the New M5 project conditions of approval also require the establishment of a seperate AQCCC. Registrations will be sought from the New M5 community in the coming months.