WestConnex will deliver a wide range of benefits, including valuable time savings for road users and productivity gains for freight and commercial operators both critical components of our growing NSW economy.
Our innovative financing approach involves partnering with the private sector to keep the cost to the NSW Government and taxpayers to a minimum. Under the current financing arrangements, government is contributing just a third of the total value of the project. The NSW Government is currently exploring a range of options to fund the third stage of the project, the M4-M5 Link.
The Government’s investment in constructing WestConnex will be returned when the project is sold, to be used on other critical infrastructure projects, including public transport.
Ultimately, people using the motorway and paying tolls will fund the project. Motorists will only pay for the section of motorway they use, and tolls will be capped. There will always be a free alternative route.