A guide to how and if you may be affected

The excavation of the shafts on NorthConnex is designed by experts to minimise disturbance to the local community.

Find out whether or not you may be affected.

The map below displays your location and the Blast sites closest to you. 

View other Blast sites and Edit your location using the drop down at the bottom of your screen.
KEY: your location 120M radius

What does a controlled
blast feel like?

Have you bounced a tennis ball on a table before? That’s the slight vibration you may feel if you are within the 120m radius from the blast site.

You live within the controlled blast affected zones (around 120m from the blast site), the Community Relations Team will be in touch with you to explain the process.
You are outside the 120 meters radius of any of the blast sites and thus won't feel any impact.

How long is a controlled blast?

A controlled blast lasts 10 seconds at a time. Rock breaking lasts around 40 hours a week.

Why is controlled blasting better than continuous rock breaking?

Air Blasts

Reduced duration of noise

Controlled blasting will mean significantly less rock breaking which means the duration of noise will be significantly reduced.

Noise Reduction

Reduced duration of vibration

Controlled blasting will mean less rock breaking which means the duration of vibration will be significantly reduced.

Time Reduced

Reduced
long-term impact

Duration of noise, vibration and overall construction time will all be significantly reduced with controlled blasting.  Find out how many months of construction you’ll save below.

How has controlled blasting
reduced the impact at your location?

Choose your location to see the number of months controlled blasting will be saved in construction over rock breaking.

  • Rock breaking 10 months
  • Controlled blasting 6 months
  • Time saved months

Next blast time

TBA
TBA

Percentage complete

Current Depth

58m
 

A member of the Community Relations Team will be available on the hotline freecall number 1800 997 057 during each blast. If the blast does not take place as planned or is delayed for some reason, the NorthConnex website will be updated with current information.

  • Rock breaking 8 months
  • Controlled blasting 4 months
  • Time saved months

Next blast time

TBA
TBA

Percentage Complete

Current Depth

29m
 

A member of the Community Relations Team will be available on the hotline freecall number 1800 997 057 during each blast. If the blast does not take place as planned or is delayed for some reason, the NorthConnex website will be updated with current information.

  • Rock breaking 6 months
  • Controlled blasting 3 months
  • Time saved months

Next blast time

TBC

Percentage complete

current depth

45m
 

A member of the Community Relations Team will be available on the hotline freecall number 1800 997 057 during each blast. If the blast does not take place as planned or is delayed for some reason, the NorthConnex website will be updated with current information.

Blasts will occur around the same time every week, weather dependent.

Controlled blasting will be cancelled during electrical storms due to possible electrical interference.

How often & when?

Where has controlled blasting been used in the past? How safe is it? Will it cause damage to my home?

Learn more about the process and safety features of controlled blasting.

Next: Process & Safety
  • Australian Governement - Building our future
  • NSW Now - The new state of business
  • Transurban
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Translation information

If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone the Community Information line on 1800 997 057. Our business hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

ARABIC

إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مترجم ، يرجى الاتصال على دائرة الترجمة التحريرية والترجمة الشفوية (TIS National) في 131 450 منهم الى الهاتف Community Information Line على 1800 997 057. ساعات العمل من 9 صباحا إلى 5 مساءا من الاثنين إلى الجمعة.

CANTONESE

若你需要口譯員, 請致電 131 450 翻譯和口譯服務 (TIS National), 要求他們致電 1800 997 057的 Community Information Line 我們的工作時間是 9am – 5pm

MANDARIN

如果你需要口译, 请致电 131 450 联系翻译和口译服务要 (TIS National), 要求他们致 1800 997 057联系Community Information Line。 我们的工作时间是 9am – 5pm

KOREAN

통역시필요하시번역통역서비스 (TIS National) 에131 450 전화 하 고 들에게1800 997 057전화를Community Information Line에 전화하도록 요청하십시오. 업무 시간은 9am 에서 5pm 까지 월요일부터 금요일까지 있습니다.

VIETNAMESE

Nếu cần thông ngôn viên, xin quý vị gọi cho Dịch Vụ Thông Phiên Dịch (TIS Toàn Quốc) qua số 131 450 và nhờ họ gọi cho Community Information Line qua số 1800 997 057. Giờ làm việc của chúng tôi là 9am – 5pm.

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