WestConnex is a 33 kilometre tolled motorway linking Sydney’s west and south west with Sydney Airport and Port Botany via the St Peters interchange (under construction by the new M5 project). It is being delivered through a serious of projects in three stages over 10 years:
Stage 1: M4 Widening (Parramatta to Homebush)
Stage 1: M4 East (Homebush to Haberfield)
Stage 2: New M5 (Beverly Hills to St Peters)
Stage 2: New M5 King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade
Stage 3: M4-M5 Link (Haberfield to St Peters)
The M4-M5 link is the third stage of the project and will connect the M4 east at Haberfield to the new M5 in St Peters, and provide connections to the Iron Cove Bridge and Rozelle interchange.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is the proponent for this project. Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) is responsible for delivering the project and all stages of WestConnex.
WestConnex is a NSW Government priority. RMS submitted the proposal to connect the M4 east and the new M5 Motorway, in line with the government’s priorities.
The Department of Planning and Environment independently assessed the application based on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), community, council and agency submissions and RMS’s Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report (SPIR).
The Department reviewed all submissions and thoroughly assessed RMS’s RtS and SPIR, and prepared the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Report, which includes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning to approve with stringent conditions. The Minister then made the final determination on the project. For more information, see the Ministerial media release (27 April 2018).
To learn more about the WestConnex project in general, you can:
To find out more about the EIS for WestConnex M4 M5 Link, you can:
Page last updated: 03/05/2018