M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement
Sydney’s population is set to grow by more than one million people in the next 10 years, with our already congested road network expected to cater for an estimated 21 million trips per day by 2036.
The NSW Government is spending a record $41.5 billion on road and public transport projects over the next four years to deliver an integrated transport solution for greater Sydney.
WestConnex is part of the Government’s vision for supporting Sydney’s growing population. Upon completion, it will provide safer, faster and more reliable travel, and make it easier for businesses and communities to connect.
The M4-M5 Link is a critical part of WestConnex, connecting the New M4 (incorporating the M4 East and M4 Widening projects) with the New M5, and allowing the full benefits of WestConnex to be realised.
About the EIS
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) describes the main features of the proposed M4-M5 Link project, as well as potential environmental and social impacts that may occur during construction and operation.
The EIS has been prepared prior to the appointment of design and construction contractors. This means the approach presented in the EIS is indicative only and subject to detailed design and construction planning to be undertaken by the successful contractor.
We have used a conservative approach, with the potential impacts based on worst-case scenarios. The final design presented by the contractor would need to be consistent with any environmental management measures and conditions of approval for the project. Issues raised during the EIS public consultation period (Friday 18 August – Monday 16 October 2017) will also be considered during the detailed design process.
The Community Guide to the M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement addresses the key areas of interest identified through community feedback over the past 12 months as part of the project’s community engagement program.
It includes a project summary, an overview of potential impacts, and a reference to the relevant sections of the EIS to help you find more detailed information. It does not replace the EIS.
Have your say
You are invited to make a submission on the M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement, which is on exhibition from 18 August to 16 October.
Roads and Maritime will consider all submissions received and provide a Preferred Infrastructure Report in response to the issues raised. The report will be submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and helps to inform the Minister for Planning’s decision on the project.
If the project is approved by the Minister for Planning, it will be constructed and operated in accordance with the mitigation measures described in the EIS, the Preferred Infrastructure Report and the Minister’s Conditions of Approval. The plans proposed in the EIS may evolve depending on several factors including community feedback, and the construction methodologies developed by the contractors once appointed.
Where to view the M4-M5 Link EIS
To view a copy of the EIS online, visit the Department of Planning and Environment website. It can also be viewed electronically at any Service NSW Centre.
Hard copies of the EIS will also be available to read at the following locations:
|Ashfield Library||Level 3, 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield||Inner West Council||Petersham Customer Service Centre: 2-14 Fisher St, Petersham|
|Balmain Library||370 Darling St, Balmain||Leichhardt Library||Piazza Level, Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt|
|City of Canada Bay Council||1A Marlborough Street, Drummoyne||Marrickville Library||Corner Marrickville Rd and Petersham Rd, Marrickville|
|City of Sydney Council||Town Hall House, Level 2, 456 Kent St, Sydney||Nature Conservation Council of NSW||Level 14, 338 Pitt St, Sydney|
|Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library||362-372 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill||Newtown Library||8-10 Brown St, Newtown|
|Five Dock Library||4-12 Garfield St, Five Dock||Redfern Neighbourhood Centre||158 Redfern St, Redfern|
|Glebe Library||186 Glebe Point Rd (corner Wigram Rd), Glebe||Roads and Maritime Services||20-44 Ennis Rd, Milsons Point|
|Haberfield Library||78 Dalhousie St, Haberfield||Stanmore Library||Stanmore Reserve, Douglas St, Stanmore|
|Inner West Council 1||Ashfield Customer Service Centre: 260 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield||St Peters Library||St Peters Town Hall, Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham|
|Inner West Council 2||Leichhardt Customer Service Centre: 7-15 Wetherill St, Leichhardt||Ultimo Library||Level 1, Ultimo Community Centre, 40 William Henry St, Ultimo|How to make a submission
Submissions must be in writing and can be lodged through the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website or sent by post.
M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement
- Mail to:
Attention: Director, Transport Assessments
Department of Planning and Environment
GPO Box 39 Sydney NSW 2001
The submissions should state the application number SSI 7485.
For more information on making submissions, view the 'How to make a submission' factsheet.
Please be advised all submissions are treated as public documents and all information received, including names and addresses of respondents, may be published in subsequent assessment documents. If you do not wish for your details or components of your submission to be published, please state this clearly in your submission.
The Department of Planning and Environment respects your right to privacy. Before lodging your submission online, you will be asked to conﬁrm that you have read the terms of the Privacy Statement available from www.planning.nsw.gov.au/privacy.
You are encouraged to drop in at any time during the community information sessions to find out more about the M4-M5 Link EIS.
Saturday 2 September 2017, 11am – 2pm
Leichhardt Town Hall, 107 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Tuesday 5 September 2017, 4pm – 7pm
Michael Maher Room, The Haberfield Centre, 78-80 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield (next to Haberfield Library)
Tuesday 12 September 2017, 4pm – 7pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford Street, Newtown
Saturday 16 September 2017, 11am – 2pm
Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
Thursday 21 September 2017, 4pm – 7pm
Rydges Camperdown, 9 Missenden Road, Camperdown
Find out more
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 660 248 and ask to speak to a member of our community engagement team.