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Sprinter spirit to mark New M4
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Community information centre for the M4-M5 Link Tunnels open in Haberfield
New M4 a step closer with completion of the Concord Road bridge
Tunnelling now complete on New M5
Contractor announced for Rozelle Interchange
Campbell Street upgrade moves past halfway mark
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New M5 Public Art Strategy
New M5 Public Art Strategy The New M5 Public Art Strategy aims to inform and encourage discussion on what public art opportunities should be realised for the New M5. The...
M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange
Also referred to as M4-M5 Link Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link. Tunnels connecting the mainline tunnels with the other sections of the road network via...
Increase in open space along the New M4 corridor
The Legacy Project aims to provide safe, vibrant and high quality open spaces for communities impacted by construction of the New M4 by delivering 5.76 hectares of additional...
Widened the existing M4 Motorway from Parramatta to Homebush from three to four lanes in each direction. WestConnex M4 Widening involved building an additional...
New M4 tolls
Stretching 7.5km between Parramatta and Homebush and having increased from six to eight lanes, the New M4 is an even faster way to bypass 28 sets of traffic...
M4-M5 Link Tunnels
Also referred to as M4-M5 Link Mainline Tunnels. Tunnels connecting the New M4 at Haberfield and the New M5 at St Peters. The M4-M5 Link is being delivered in two...
King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade
Upgrade of the King Georges Road Interchange between the M5 West Motorway and the M5 East Motorway at Beverly Hills, in preparation for the New M5 project. Work was...
Partnering with communities
The WestConnex Community Connections Program supports initiatives and programs that benefit the economies, communities and environments impacted by and benefiting from...
Widened the existing M4 Motorway from Parramatta to...
Extending the M4 Motorway in tunnels between Homebush and...
King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade
Upgrade of the King Georges Road Interchange between the M5...
Photos & Videos
WestConnex supporting GIANTS Care
Wests Tigers - A faster way to the game with WestConnex
First tunnel breakthrough on New M5
WestConnex: 2017 a year in review
New M4 tunnel drivethrough
Millions of tonnes of spoil removed to build the New M5 tunnels
WestConnex drives Western Sydney jobs
New M5: Super T girder lift
New M4: Concord Road girder lift
WestConnex - faster, safer, more reliable
M4-M5 Link: Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link
M4-M5 Link mainline tunnels animation
First tunnel breakthrough - SMC exclusive
Community Connections Program
Engineers Australia Experience It! conference supported by WestConnex
New M4 tunnel breakthrough
WestConnex tunnelling update
Ramsay Street cut and cover
Keeping our city moving
Tunnelling begins at Bexley North
New green space in St Peters
Cleaning up the Alexandria landfill site
New inner west park and tunnel link
Upgrade at King Georges Road interchange takes shape
New life for historic sandstone
The Hulk finishes M4 Widening work
Angelo from Granville
M4 Widening equipment goes west
Tunnelling begins in Homebush
FAQs See all
For each WestConnex project, a series of documents including details of the measures to appropriately manage and reduce the impact of the project on local communities. These include:
- The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – the EIS explores the potential environmental impact and outlines measures to manage and reduce this impact based on best practice and expert advice.
- The Submissions Report – this responds to all feedback received on the EIS during exhibition. It provides additional mitigation measures needed in response to new information, additional assessment or community feedback.
- The Conditions of Approval – in approving each project, the NSW Minister for Planning issues a range of conditions that must be adhered to during and after construction, to ensure impact of the project is mitigated.
- The Construction Environmental Management Plan and sub plans – before we start major work, these are prepared to provide a detailed approach to the management of environmental issues. The Department of Planning and Environment must approve these before major construction work can start. They build on the mitigation and management measures established in the EIS, the Submissions Report and Conditions of Approval.
We always notify local communities before we start a new section of work and before we do any out-of-hours work.
WestConnex has a distance-based tolling system, like the existing M7 Motorway. Motorists pay only for the sections of the motorway they use and a maximum cap applies.
Tolls will be introduced as each section of WestConnex opens to traffic. The new M4 opened to traffic in July 2017, and distance-based tolls commenced in August 2017.
Distance based tolling will begin on the M5 East and the New M5 when the New M5 opens to traffic in early 2020.
Cars will pay one third of the heavy truck toll, reflecting the greater wear and tear trucks have on the motorway (an approach that is consistent with other Sydney motorways).
For the current toll estimates, see WestConnex tolls.
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