Rozelle/Lilyfield

M4-M5 Link: Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link

Four sites are proposed to support construction of the Rozelle interchange and Iron Cove Link:

Rozelle civil and tunnel site

  • The Rozelle civil and tunnel site would be located between Lilyfield Road to the north, City West Link and The Crescent to the south, Victoria Road to the east and the Sydney CBD and South East Light Rail maintenance depot to the west.
  • The Rozelle civil and tunnel site would be predominantly located on disused land that forms part of the Rozelle Rail Yards. It would support construction of the Rozelle West and Rozelle East operations facilities, including a ventilation facility and substation; and construction of drainage infrastructure.
  • Major construction activities that would take place at this site include site establishment and utility works; traffic diversions; tunnelling and construction of tunnel portals; construction of motorway operational infrastructure; civil and mechanical fitout; establishment of tolling facilities; and landscaping.
  • Roadheaders would be launched from this site to excavate the Rozelle interchange, the Iron Cove Link and the entry and exit ramp tunnels for the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link.

Further details on proposed construction activities at the Rozelle civil and tunnel site are outlined in Chapter 6, Section 6.5.9 of the EIS.

Access routes

  • Heavy vehicle access would be via City West Link. It is anticipated that construction vehicles would enter the site from the eastbound carriageway of City West Link via new temporary slip lanes and driveways. A temporary signalised intersection would be built along City West Link and a new northern leg added to the intersection with The Crescent to enable vehicles to exit the site and turn right at both these locations to head westbound on City West Link.
  • Up to five light vehicle access points would be constructed along Lilyfield Road to enable light vehicle entry and exit.  
  • It is anticipated that 517 heavy vehicles and 350 light vehicles would enter and exit the site daily.

Changes to traffic routes

We expect there would be some modifications to the road network or pedestrian and cyclist facilities. Unless outlined below, alternative routes and diversions would be determined by the contractor in consultation with the council and community.

  • Temporary diversions would be put in place at City West Link and The Crescent to allow for construction of temporary intersections, slip lanes and driveways at the Rozelle civil and tunnel site.
  • At the Rozelle interchange, there may be periodic footpath closures on the southern side of Lilyfield Road; the footpath along the southern side of City West Link; and the footpath along the northern side of James Craig Road during construction.
  • Two pedestrian and cycle bridges at Rozelle would be closed - one over City West Link and the other over Victoria Road – and reinstated once construction is completed.   

Victoria Road civil site

  • The Victoria Road civil site would be located on the western side of Victoria Road between Quirk Street and Lilyfield Road.
  • The existing buildings and other structures on the site would be demolished to facilitate establishment of temporary site offices, a laydown area, workforce amenities and car parking. A portion of this site would be occupied by operational road infrastructure during operation.
  • Major construction activities at this site would include site establishment and utility works; bridge construction; and landscaping.

Further details on proposed construction activities at the Victoria Road civil site are outlined in Chapter 6, Section 6.5.11 of the EIS.

Access routes

  • Heavy and light vehicles would enter and exit the site to and from the northbound Victoria Road carriageway.
  • It is anticipated that 42 heavy vehicles and 140 light vehicles would enter and exit the site daily.

Changes to traffic routes

We expect there would be some modifications to the road network or pedestrian and cyclist facilities. Unless outlined below, alternative routes and diversions would be determined by the contractor in consultation with the council and community.

  • At Victoria Road, temporary diversions would be put in place at the intersection with The Crescent to allow for building a new bridge. This could include the construction of a temporary bridge onto which traffic would be switched temporarily.
  • Gordon Street between Lilyfield Road and the Rozelle Rail Yards would be permanently closed as part of the project.  No properties are impacted by this closure.
  • At Lilyfield Road in Rozelle, there would be short temporary closures to one lane to enable construction.
  • Access to Lilyfield Road from Victoria Road may be temporarily restricted to allow for road alignment works. Closures would be outside of peak periods where feasible, and alternate access to Lilyfield Road would be available from Hornsey Street and Gordon Street.
  • Access to Hornsey Street and Quirk Street from Victoria Road would be closed for short periods during upgrade works. There would be alternative access to Hornsey Street from Lilyfield Road and Gordon Street, and alternative access to Quirk Street from Hornsey Street and Gordon Street.

 

The Crescent civil site

  • The Crescent civil site would be located between The Crescent and Rozelle Bay on land owned by Roads and Maritime.
  • The Crescent civil site would be established on land immediately adjacent to Rozelle Bay and Whites Creek and would support construction activities in and adjacent to these waterways.
  • Key construction activities would include site establishment and utility works; surface road works; Whites Creek widening and improvement works; drainage works, bridge demolition and construction works; and landscaping.
  • Access to the marina would be maintained during construction.

Further details on proposed construction activities at The Crescent civil site are outlined in Chapter 6, Section 6.5.10 of the EIS.

Access routes

  • It is anticipated that construction vehicles would enter the site via a left-hand turn from The Crescent (southbound). They would then travel through the site, turn around and exit back onto The Crescent northbound via a right-hand turn.
  • It is anticipated that 10 heavy vehicles and 20 light vehicles would enter and exit the site daily.

Changes to traffic routes

We expect there would be some modifications to the road network or pedestrian and cyclist facilities. Unless outlined below, alternative routes and diversions would be determined by the contractor in consultation with the council and community.

  • Temporary changes to the intersection of The Crescent/Chapman Road may be required. However, access to the commercial premises that use Chapman Road would be maintained.
  • There would be periodic, short-term closures of the footpath between City West Link and Johnston Street during construction, and permanent closure of the shared path through Buruwan Park connecting The Crescent with Bayview Crescent.
  • There would be alternative access to the Rozelle Bay Light Rail stop from The Crescent and Bayview Crescent during construction.

 

Iron Cove Link civil site

  • The Iron Cove Link civil site would be located along the southern side of Victoria Road at Rozelle between Byrnes Street and Springside Street. The site would be located on land currently occupied by Victoria Road, and residential and commercial properties that are to be acquired. 
  • The site would mainly be used to support construction of the Iron Cove Link surface works, including tunnel entry and exit ramps, upgrades and modifications to the eastbound and westbound carriageways of Victoria Road. It would also be used to support construction of a bioretention facility within an informal car park in King George Park, adjacent to Manning Street at Rozelle. As part of these works, a section of the car park would be improved.
  • During operation, a portion of the site would be occupied by the Iron Cove Link motorway operations complex including the Iron Cove Link ventilation facility. In addition, a ventilation outlet would be constructed between the eastbound and westbound carriageways of Victoria Road at around Springside Street.
  • The site would include temporary site offices, a workshop and storage facilities, sediment basin and construction water treatment plant, a temporary substation, workforce amenities and car parking.
  • There is no provision at this site to operate roadheaders (as tunnel excavation of the Iron Cove Link is anticipated to occur from the Rozelle civil and tunnel site), however the site may be used to support limited excavation of the initial sections of the Iron Cove Link tunnels.
  • Key activities would include site establishment and utility works; construction of tunnel portals and permanent facilities; and landscaping.

Further details on proposed construction activities at the Iron Cove Link civil site are outlined in Chapter 6, Section 6.5.12 of the EIS.

Access routes

  • It is anticipated that construction vehicles would enter and exit the site to and from the southern (westbound) Victoria Road carriageway.
  • It is anticipated that 42 heavy vehicles and 140 light vehicles would enter and exit the site daily.

Changes to traffic routes

We expect there would be some modifications to the road network or pedestrian and cyclist facilities. Unless outlined below, alternative routes and diversions would be determined by the contractor in consultation with the council and community.

  • Temporary changes to local roads would be necessary to allow for construction of the Iron Cove Link civil and tunnel site. The Clubb Street/Victoria Road intersection would be permanently closed.
  • The Toelle Street and Callan Street intersections with Victoria Road would generally remain open during construction. One of these intersections may be closed temporarily, but this would be short-term and conducted during non-peak times where practical.
  • Westbound pedestrian and cyclist routes along Victoria Road would be temporarily diverted via Moodie Street, Manning Street and Byrnes Street. These would connect with the westbound shared path along Victoria Road via the terminus of Byrnes Street. Once construction is complete, the pedestrian and cyclist network would be reinstated.
  • A section of King George Park would be used to support the widening works along Victoria Road. The Bay Run would be temporarily realigned to retain pedestrian and cycle connectivity with the path over the Iron Cove Bridge. The existing arrangement would be reinstated once construction is completed.