Partnering with communities

Community Connections Program Sydney Motorway Corporation has launched the Community Connections Program to ensure positive and lasting outcomes for local communities.  

Community Connections supports communities our business or the WestConnex program of work will serve or impact. Community Connections is a series of initiatives to help build capability and capacity in individuals and groups across the WestConnex corridor. It involves:

Community grants

Our community grant scheme was established to help groups and organisations deliver positive outcomes providing a legacy for people in and around WestConnex. The scheme involves Sydney Motorway Corporation providing grants of up to $10,000 to eligible organisations along the WestConnex corridor. The grants will help deliver community initiatives in five key areas, Health, Environment, Safety, Heritage, and Economic development.

In the first six months of the grant scheme, we awarded 30 grants supporting initiatives including:

  • Helping Newington Public School build a new outdoor play area for students, 
  • Purchasing a new water tank for the Concord Community Garden, 
  • Supporting Breakfast Point Men's Shed to build rehabilitation equipment for Balmain Hospital, and
  • Purchasing gardening equipment so social enterprise, WISE Employment could expand its operations and employ local disadvantaged job seekers.

Not all organisations and groups will be eligible for a grant and applications will be assessed against a clear set of objectives and criteria. For further information, read the case studies below and go to the Sydney Motorway Corporation website.

Community partnerships

Sydney Motorway Corporation may partner with organisations, events or activities that are aligned with its values and objectives as outlined in our Sustainability Strategy. The focus of these partnerships is to support organsations that deliver programs that bring benefits to communities in western Sydney. In line with this, Sydney Motorway Corporation has partnered with the Wests Tigers and the GIANTS community programs:

Wests Tigers Community Program 
We're supporting Wests Tigers deliver its community program – delivering a range of grass roots programs and initiatives in communities across south western and western Sydney. The partnership involves more than 20 community events and initiatives each year and engages more than 150,000 students per year.

GIANTS Care 
We're working with the GIANTS to deliver GIANTS Care – helping achieve positive and long-lasting outcomes for the people of western Sydney. GIANTS Care delivers positive outcomes for disadvantaged youth, community groups and local businesses and GIANTS aim to double the club’s community outreach to 25,000 people by 2018. 

Education and skills building

Sydney Motorway Corporation is driving initiatives and opportunities that build skills, provide employment opportunities and encourage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our industry partners are also delivering WestConnex Training Academy to ensure a lasting skills legacy. For further information, see Skills and training.

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