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Community Grant Scheme applications close Friday, 26 May 2017
Closure of Concord on-ramp to M4
Be Bold for Change
WestConnex partner with the GIANTS
New M5 tunnelling starts at Arncliffe and Bexley North
M4 Viaduct open to Western Sydney
G-Loop delivers for Western Sydney motorists
Three month closure of Ramsay St Haberfield
What's happening now
Fighting fit at any age
In January 2017, Sydney Motorway Corporation provided a grant to Concord Senior Citizens Club to purchase four new playing tables for its table tennis group, so the...
Helping pre-schoolers have the best possible start to school
Sydney Motorway Corporation will help 20 pre-schoolers with hearing loss within the WestConnex corridor to go through The Shepherd Centre’s Ready Set Go school readiness...
Seeking expressions of interest for the M4 East Air Quality Community Consultative Committee
Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) is in the process of establishing an Air Quality Community Consultative Committee (AQCCC) to provide input and advice on the location of air...
Our commitment to protecting local heritage is enshrined in the WestConnex Sustainability Strategy includes an overarching objective to “protect and enhance the natural...
Skills and training
As the organisation delivering WestConnex, Sydney Motorway Corporation is driving initiatives and opportunities that build skills, provide employment opportunities and...
Learn more about the M4 East: information centre open
The M4 East Community Information Centre is now open and located on the ground floor at 52 Railway Parade, Burwood.Come along to speak to a member of our project team about...
M4 East Urban Design and Landscape Plan
The M4 East team would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the project’s draft Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP). The...
Traffic changes while we build WestConnex
We are currently working to improve Sydney's motorways. Traffic changes are sometimes needed to allow construction and other work to take place. We thank you for your...
Widening the existing M4 Motorway from Parramatta to Homebush...
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
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
WestConnex will have a distance-based tolling system, similar to the existing M7 Motorway. Motorists will 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 first tolls will start on the M4 in 2017, when the M4 Widening project is opened to traffic.
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 Using WestConnex.
Traffic modelling tells us the expected demand for WestConnex and the number of traffic lanes needed. The motorway has been designed to meet traffic demand now and in the future.
The number of lanes varies across the project:
- M4: we are widening the M4 Motorway from three lanes in each direction to four lanes in each direction between Parramatta and Homebush. The new M4 East tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield will be three lanes in each direction.
- New M5: when the tunnels open, there will generally be two lanes in each direction between Kingsgrove and St Peters. The tunnels can accommodate three lanes in each direction in future, with additional approvals needed for this change.
- M4–M5 Link: the number of lanes for this project is still being determined as part of our early design work.
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.
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