Delivering Westconnex

Sydney Motorway Corporation is a private company limited by shares and established by the NSW Government in August 2014 under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) on behalf of the State.

Sydney Motorway Corporation is governed by a majority independent Board appointed by its shareholding Ministers. From April 2017, the shareholder Ministers of Sydney Motorway Corporation are the Minister for WestConnex The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP, Treasurer The Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP and Minister for Finance, Services and Property The Hon. Victor Dominello MP.

Roads and Maritime Services commissioned Sydney Motorway Corporation to deliver and finance WestConnex, and retains a key assurance role on behalf of the NSW Government.

Organisations delivering WestConnex 

Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) is responsible for financing and delivering WestConnex.

Roads and Maritime Services commissioned SMC to deliver and finance the motorway on behalf of the NSW Government.

We are working closely together and with our industry partners to successfully deliver the project, on time and on budget.

Project manage the delivery of WestConnex Act on behalf of the Government, as the client and commissioning agency
Procure and manage contracts for the design, construction and operation of WestConnex Manage concession arrangements on behalf of NSW Government 
Finance WestConnex, including securing limited-recourse debt Carry-out project development work for future WestConnex and other motorway projects 
Deliver communication and stakeholder engagement activities and services including Ministerial liaison during planning, construction and operationAct as proponent for planning approvals
Prepare planning approval documents Acquire the property needed to build and operate WestConnex
-Maintain responsibility for tolling policy (with Transport for NSW)
-Provide advice and leadership on environmental policy and regulation 

Project governance

WestConnex comprises six individual projects each of which has been subject to an independent gateway assurance review process by Infrastructure NSW which then provided its recommendations to the NSW Government for consideration prior to granting approval to proceed.

The Strategic Business Case for the WestConnex program of work was prepared and assessed in 2013. An Executive Summary of the Business Case was publicly released at that time.

An Updated Strategic Business Case was published in November 2015, and was subject to an externally managed Business Case Gateway Review, as part of the Infrastructure Investor Assurance Framework.

Work hours 

Above-ground construction work is carried out during the standard construction hours of:

  • 7am–6pm from Mondays to Fridays
  • 8am–1pm on Saturdays.

Generally, no work is carried out on Sundays or public holidays.

Work required outside these hours is carried out in accordance with conditions of approval and the Environment Protection Licence.

Tunnelling work (and activities to support tunnelling) is carried out 24 hours a day, seven days a week.