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Rozelle Interchange shortlist announced
Ignore the beep – systems testing on the M4, east of Homebush Bay Drive
Final stage of WestConnex link approved
WestConnex and GIANTS kicking goals for western Sydney communities
Changed traffic conditions at the Sydney Park Road roundabout, Alexandria
Changed traffic conditions at Parramatta Road and M4 intersection at Concord
Horn of Africa migrants and refugees in western Sydney buoyed by expansion of swim safety program
Applications open for community grants
What's happening now
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 lane...
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 Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report now available
Following the public exhibition of the M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), a Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report (SPIR) has been prepared to respond to...
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...
Tunnels connecting to the New M4 at Haberfield and New M5 at St Peters via Rozelle.The M4-M5 Link is the final and most critical component of WestConnex, featuring twin...
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...
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
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
We fully recognise the importance of Sydney Park and the investments that the City of Sydney Council and others have made in recent years.
A strip of land owned by Roads and Maritime Services adjacent to Sydney Park is being used to widen Euston Road as part of local road upgrades. This is not part of Sydney Park.
As outlined in the City of Sydney’s own management plan for Sydney Park, this land is dedicated road space and has been subject to a long-standing road widening reservation.
A small boundary strip, adjacent to the road reserve, is also required for the local road widening, however this is more than offset by the additional 8.5 hectares of open green space being created at St Peters Interchange.
Two hectares of this open green space will be directly connected to Sydney Park via a land bridge over Campbell Road.
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: the M4 Motorway has been widenedfrom 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 M4-M5 Link will provide twin underground tunnels with four lanes in each direction between Haberfield and St Peters.
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.
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