A note from the CEO

Sydney is on the move. From the ocean to the mountains and Campbelltown to the Central Coast, it is growing before our very eyes.  

Our city’s unique location and rapid growth are bringing huge opportunities, but they’re not without challenges. Improving mobility and tackling congestion are key to the liveability and economic growth of Sydney.

By 2036, it is estimated around 9.9 million people will call NSW home, which presents a significant transport and infrastructure challenge. WestConnex is part of the solution.

When complete, it will be a 33km, traffic light free network, linking the south west and west of Sydney with the CBD and airport.  

Motorists using the New M4 Tunnels and Widened M4 are saving up to an hour a day on their commutes to and from the CBD. This means people are able to spend more time with families and loved ones and less time in congestion.

The next major stage of WestConnex, the M8, is now open. With 9km tunnels running from Kingsgrove to St Peters, the WestConnex M8 cuts up to 30 minutes off a commute from the South West of Sydney to the southern CBD, while giving motorists a faster, safer and more reliable option.  

WestConnex has created more than 31,000 jobs, and is providing traineeships for Sydney workers, leaving a skills legacy that will set the city up for future infrastructure projects.

WestConnex is not just about roads, it is delivering an additional 18 hectares of open space for the community, more than a million trees, shrubs and plants, as well as 23km of new and improved cycleways and walkways.

Now, as we continue operating the M4, commence operating the M8 and continue construction of the vital M4-M5 Link that will connect the two ̶ we are thrilled to be delivering this once in a generation project for the city we love, and we look forward to Sydneysiders benefitting for decades to come.

Andrew Head

WestConnex CEO

 

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