M4-M5 Link Tunnels
The M4-M5 Link Tunnels is the first stage of the M4-M5 Link which is being delivered in two stages:
- Stage one - construction of the M4-M5 Link Tunnels between the New M4 at Haberfield and the New M5 at St Peters and stub tunnels to the Rozelle Interchange. This stage is being managed by WestConnex.
- Stage two - construction of the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link. This stage is being managed by Roads and Maritime Services.
The M4-M5 Link Tunnels project is the final and most critical component of WestConnex, featuring twin tunnels between the New M4 at Haberfield and the New M5 at St Peters. Each tunnel will be approximately 7.5 kilometres long and able to accommodate up to four lanes of traffic in each direction.
Environment and planning
The M4-M5 Link Tunnels received NSW planning approval in April 2018.
M4-M5 Link Tunnels Community Information Sessions
The M4-M5 Link Tunnels project team invite you to attend one of two drop in style Community Information Sessions in December. Come along to one of the sessions to meet members from the project team, discuss current and upcoming construction activities, as well as view and provide your feedback on the project's Draft Urban Design and Landscape Plan which goes on display from 9 December 2019 to 20 January 2020.
When: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Where: Sydney Park Pavilion (Sydney Park), Euston Road, St Peters, NSW, 2044
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019, 10.00am to 1.00pm
Where: M4-M5 Link Tunnels Community Information Centre, 201 - 205 Parramatta Road, Haberfield, NSW, 2045
If you have any questions about the information sessions or are unable to attend would like further information, please contact the community hotline on 1800 660 248 and ask to speak to a member of the M4-M5 Link Tunnels Project team or email email@example.com.
- February 2019 – The M4-M5 Link Modification was approved
- March 2019 – Tunnelling started from Haberfield
- 26 November 2018 – The M4-M5 Link Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) was approved allowing major construction to commence
October 2018 – Site establishment works began
- 12 - 26 September 2018 - The M4-M5 Link Modification Report was on public exhibition for a period of 14 days.
- 13 June 2018 - Lendlease Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture (LSBJV) was selected as the preferred tenderer for construction of the M4-M5 Link Tunnels.
- 27 April 2018 - Planning approval for the M4-M5 Link project was received from the NSW Minister for Planning.
- 5 February 2018 - The M4-M5 Link Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report released.
- 18 August - 16 October 2017 - The M4-M5 Link Environmental Impact Statement was on public exhibition for a period of 60 days.
- 18 August 2017 - M4-M5 Link feedback report released.
- May - June 2017 - Community information sessions hosted across the M4-M5 Link project area, to support the release of the M4-M5 Link Concept Design.
- 12 May 2017: M4-M5 Link Concept Design released for community feedback.
- March 2017: Sydney Motorway Corporation lodged the M4-M5 Link State Significant Infrastructure Report Addendum 2.
- 11 November 2016: Minister for Roads Duncan Gay announced new design features for the M4-M5 Link, with potential for the M4-M5 Link twin tunnels to be completed early, capacity increasing from three to four lanes in each direction and exit and entry ramps at Camperdown removed.
- 15 November 2016: The Community Feedback Report containing community feedback and ideas gathered through consultation in July and August 2016 was released.
- 21 November 2016: Expressions of interest for contractors to design and construct the M4-M5 Link main tunnel works were called.
- September 2016: Sydney Motorway Corporation lodged the M4-M5 Link State Significant Infrastructure Report Addendum, which includes the Rozelle interchange and Iron Cove Link.
- August 2016: Community ideas sessions hosted across the M4-M5 Link project, supported by an online collaborative map.
- Early 2016: Geotechnical and other surveys and investigations underway to inform the early design options for the project.
- Early 2016: Consultation with key stakeholders started.
- March 2016: The Department of Planning and Environment issued the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements for the project.
- January 2016: Sydney Motorway Corporation lodged the M4-M5 Link State Significant Infrastructure Application Report, which is the first step in the planning approval process.
Current status: Approved
Open to traffic :
Design and construct contract: Lendlease Samsung Bouygues Joint Venture
Operations and maintenance contract: Commitment deed in place with Fulton Hogan and Egis Joint Venture
Tolling contracts: Kapsch TrafficCom Australia (roadside)
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WestConnex has a distance-based tolling system, like the existing M7 Motorway. Motorists 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 new M4 opened to traffic in July 2019.
Distance based tolling will begin on the M5 East and the New M5 when the New M5 opens to traffic in 2020.
For the current toll estimates, see WestConnex tolls.
WestConnex is committed to making a meaningful and long term contribution to the communities in which it operates by investing in community-focussed programs during construction of WestConnex.
Legacy is defined as ‘delivering sustainable and lasting benefits to the local economy, community and natural environment’. Legacy projects will be identified and developed in consultation with the community, local councils and community groups.
The planning approval to construct each stage of WestConnex includes conditions to incorporate and deliver social and environmental outcomes including the requirement for an Urban Design and Landscaping Plan, a Social Cohesion Plan, and a Residual Land Management Plan.
The WestConnex Community Connections Program includes the WestConnex Community Grant Scheme, which provides grants of up to $10,000 to local groups such as such as schools, sporting associations and social enterprises located in and around the WestConnex project area.
Grant applications are assessed against guidelines, which consider areas including community legacy, connecting communities, building capacity and helping people.
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