WestConnex Community Reference Groups
The WestConnex Community Reference Groups (WCRGs) provide a forum for discussion and feedback between the WestConnex project team and representatives of the community, stakeholder groups and local councils on matters relating to WestConnex projects.
Community representatives are required to be:
- current residents or landowners within the WestConnex project corridor and/or members of community groups or cultural representatives for a geographic area impacted by WestConnex
- able to represent and communicate the broad positions, interests and issues of the project corridor community they represent
- able to report back to the project corridor community they represent
- able to demonstrate involvement in local community groups or activities such as progress associations, businesses, school, sporting, environmental or heritage groups
- willing to adhere to the Group’s standards of behaviour and maintain an outcome focused approach.
In 2018, the WCRGs were formed based on the locations of the stages of WestConnex. Western, Central and Southern groups met three times during the year to discuss current project activities and the future construction impacts on the community.
On 12 July 2018, a special WCRG was held with all three areas - Central, Western and Southern.
Construction of WestConnex has progressed and in 2019 the WCRGs have changed to include the communities and stakeholders impacted by the final stage of WestConnex, the Rozelle Interchange project.
The WCRG M4-M5 Link (M4-M5 Link Tunnels, New M5 and M4 East) is held with community members representing the suburbs of Leichhardt, Haberfield, St Peters, Glebe and Camperdown. Representatives from the City of Sydney, Inner West, Canada Bay and Strathfield Councils and the Department of Planning and Environment also attend. Representatives from Roads and Maritime Services include members of the senior project and stakeholder engagement teams.
The WCRG Rozelle Interchange is held with community members representing the suburbs of Lilyfield, Rozelle and Balmain. Representatives from the City of Sydney and Inner West Councils and the Department of Planning and Environment also attend. Representatives from Roads and Maritime Services include members of the Rozelle Interchange senior project and stakeholder engagement teams.
Please see the full terms of reference for 2019.
If you have any questions or would like to submit your application, please contact WCRG@rms.nsw.gov.au or contact Roads and Maritime Services (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm) via 1800 660 248 and ask to speak to the community engagement team.