NorthConnex may be a game changer

NorthConnex could be a game changer for the Peninsula

The recently opened NorthConnex tunnel could be a game changer for the Peninsula, according to the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

President Matthew Wales welcomed the opening on October 31 of the nine kilometre tunnel which links the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, saving up to 15 minutes in travel time per trip.

“It will eliminate 27 sets of traffic lights along Pennant Hills Rd and effectively mean a traffic light free trip from Kariong to Sydney CBD,” Wales said.

“Is the Peninsula ready for this game changing piece of infrastructure?

“The opening of NorthConnex has the potential to boost business in our local town centres as the Peninsula will be more accessible to people wanting to live, work and do business outside of the Sydney metro area.

“It will also have the potential to boost real estate values and make the Peninsula a more accessible tourist and visitor hotspot.

“Businesses should be mindful of Northconnex and look to ways of factoring in the opportunities into their long-term business plans,” Wales said.

Peninsula Chamber of Commerce newsletter, Nov 2