Flooding and drainage

Eds: This is a sample submission which focuses on flooding and drainage issues in the  Stage 3 WestCONnex. 

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Submission to WestConnex New M4/M5 EIS, project number SSI 16_7485

I am object to this EIS because I believe the rushed document which has little detail risks exposing residents to serious risk.

At the western end of Bignell Lane near Pyrmont Bridge Road in Camperdown existing flood depth was identified up to one metre in the 100 year ARI. The NSW Government Floodplain Development Manual (2005) identifies this location as a high flood hazard area. For this reason I do not consider this to be an appropriate site for a dive site. I urge NSW Planning to reject this option.