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Changed traffic conditions on Sydney Park Road at Alexandria
Applications open for the latest round of WestConnex community grants
Toll gantry installation at the King Georges Road on and off ramps
Community Partner Wests Tigers wins 2018 NRL club community program
WestConnex grant drives training at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead
Sydney's New M5 take shape, both above and below ground
Local schools dig deep with WestConnex
WestConnex provides fast lane to licence with KARI partnership
What's happening now
New M5 Public Art Strategy
Have your sayThe New M5 Draft Public Art Strategy aims to inform and encourage discussion on what public art opportunities should be realised for the New M5. The public art...
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...
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 lights on...
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 fast-tracked...
Partnering with communities
As part of the commitment of the broader WestConnex project to connect communities, Sydney Motorway Corporation has established the Community Connections Program....
Duplicating the M5 East from King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade at Beverly Hills to a new interchange at St Peters. The New M5 will provide twin underground motorway...
Extending the M4 Motorway in tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield via Concord. Includes provision for the future connection to M4–M5 Link. The project is about 6.5km...
Extending the M4 Motorway in tunnels between Homebush and...
King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade
Upgrade of the King Georges Road Interchange between the M5...
Duplicating the M5 East from King Georges Road Interchange...
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.
Roads and public transport investment aren’t ‘either-or’ options. Roads, rail, light rail, ferries and buses are all part of the transport solution.
WestConnex is just one of more than 80 projects outlined in the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan to address the state’s complex transport needs. It is a critical part of all of these integrated strategies to tackle congestion and increase productivity for a growing city.
Not all trips in Sydney can be undertaken by public transport. By 2036, more than 70 per cent of the proportion of increased travel demand in Sydney will be by car. By 2036, 45 per cent of public transport will be via bus services, which rely on the road network.
The NSW Government is investing $41.5 billion (2016–17 NSW Budget) in transport projects during the next four years. This includes both roads and public transport – upgrading the bus fleet, and building the CBD and South East Light Rail, Sydney Metro and Parramatta Light Rail.
For surface road sections of the motorway, including the widened M4, the speed limit will generally be 90km/h. In tunnels, the speed limit will be 80km/h, the same as for other tunnels in Sydney. A small section connecting to Sydney Airport may have a lower speed limit.
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