“It’s important that we do protect properties in this corridor, you’ve got to plan for the future, and the government’s doing that,” he said.
“But that doesn’t mean we’ve got to spend $10 billion now.”
The $10 billion project has been scrapped by the Minns Government.
A Northern Beaches network review will now assess traffic flow.
Manly MP James Griffin told the media locals and tourists will suffer thanks to the decision, accusing Labor of “governing by postcode”.
“We had great hopes for the Northern Beaches tunnel being part of a solution for the traffic congestion we experience each and every day,” Griffin said.
He also warned against more development in the area.
The proposed tunnel was slated to run from the Warringah Freeway at Cammeray to Balgowlah, by passing Military Rd and the Spit Bridge.
The Beaches Link, also known as the Northern Beaches Tunnel, was scheduled to start in 2023 and be completed by 2028 according to the timelines provided in the Environmental Impact Statement, pending planning approval.
The NSW Government say it is committed to finishing the already under-construction Western Harbour Tunnel and supporting Warringah Freeway Upgrade.