Inner west residents invited to M4 East community information sessions

3 Jul 2015

Residents along the preferred route of the M4 East are invited to attend a series of community information sessions to find out more about the project.

The sessions will be held at West Ashfield Leagues Club and Club Concord RSL in mid-July and will enable local residents to ask questions specific to where they live.

The M4 East is the first underground section of the 33km WestConnex motorway, extending via tunnel from Homebush to Haberfield.

Chief Executive of WestConnex Delivery Authority, Dennis Cliche, said he encouraged Inner West residents to attend.

“The sessions are being held by the Leighton Samsung John Holland consortium which has been selected to build the M4 East,” Mr Cliche said.

“The consortium will have project experts on hand to explain the preferred route and answer detailed questions that residents, businesses or the general community may have.

“This is an important opportunity for people to find out more information about the M4 East and what it will mean for their community,” he said.

Motorists driving on the M4 from Western Sydney will have the option to enter a tunnel east of Homebush Bay Drive emerging near the Bunnings Warehouse on Parramatta Road or on Wattle Street at Haberfield.

The design also includes entry and exit points for the twin tunnels at Concord Road, North Strathfield, allowing local traffic to access the motorway.

The Environmental Impact Statement for the M4 East is currently being prepared and will go on public display in the coming months. As is standard with infrastructure projects, contracts are subject to planning approval being granted following the EIS.

The four information sessions will be held on:

Monday 13 July, 4pm-7pm at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club (Liverpool Road Ashfield) – this session will focus on the Parramatta Road and City West Link connections

Wednesday 15 July, 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm at Club Concord RSL (Nirranda St, Concord West) – these sessions will focus on the Concord Road Interchange

Saturday 18 July, 11am-2pm at Club Concord RSL (Nirranda St, Concord West) – this session will focus on the western entry and exit point and the tunnel corridor