Dear Mayor Ruddock, Hornsby Councillors and local MP the Hon. Alister Henskens
I am greatly concerned that the proposed three platforms of sporting fields at Westleigh Park will bring an enormous increase in traffic to the local area. They will also potentially expose the Thornleigh Reservoir, classified as critical infrastructure, to the public eye as a result of the road proposed through this Sydney Water site.
The Sefton Rd link was initially proposed only as an emergency exit, however traffic studies have revealed that should the complete three platforms of sporting fields go ahead a full blown public road will be required. Sefton Rd is already exceeding capacity yet Hornsby Council wants to add another 1500 vehicles per day to this road.
This will put significant pressure on the intersection of Sefton Rd and Chilvers Ave. The traffic lights proposed for this intersection will cause bumper to bumper traffic queues.
Business vehicles near the intersection, like the Boral cement trucks which already have difficulty getting onto Sefton Rd in the morning, will find it even more difficult to get out into the traffic queues. Turning right out of the Thornleigh Recycling Centre or the Men’s Shed will be almost impossible as the traffic lights will create queues that currently don’t exist.
An additional set of traffic lights on this alternative route between Hornsby and Pennant Hills will slow down this route even more. There should only be an emergency egress link between Quarter Sessions Rd and Sefton Rd, not a full blown new road link that will transfer the traffic congestion from the Duffy Ave intersection to the Sefton Rd T-intersection.
I don\\'t want the 1,500 extra cars per day, bumper to bumper traffic, long intersection waits, traffic bottlenecks or the significant impacts on residents, motorists and businesses that a new through road between Quarter Sessions Rd and Sefton Rd will bring, purely for the Westleigh Park sports fields.