EOI announced for Rozelle Interchange

18 Jul 2017

The NSW Government is calling for expressions of interest to build a major section of the WestConnex M4-M5 Link.

The Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link is the most complex stage of the M4-M5 Link connecting to the surrounding road network and future Western Harbour Tunnel via underground tunnels.

SMC Chief Executive Officer Dennis Cliche said the complexity and scale of the project will require the world’s best design and construction expertise.

“The Rozelle Interchange will be built at depths of up to 65 metres with multiple surface connections so we need industry to put forward the best possible design and construction solutions to deliver this vital part of Sydney’s future road network”, Mr Cliche said.

“The interchange design also allows us to create the single largest parcel of urban green space ever delivered by a road project in Australia’s history, with the disused Rozelle Rail Yards to be transformed into 10 hectares of open space.”

Sydney Motorway Corporation has received eight registrations of interest to design and construct the project, with expressions of interest to close on September 15.

Project Director Peter Jones said the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link was the second stage of the M4-M5 Link package of works with the twin tunnels from Haberfield to St Peters to be built separately.

“We separated the project into two stages to maximise efficiency and value for money throughout the procurement process for the design and construction contracts”, Mr Jones said.

“We recently selected John Holland CPB Contractors joint venture and Lend Lease Samsung Bouygues joint venture as the shortlisted tenderers to deliver the main tunnel works with construction targeted to commence in 2018 and potentially opening to traffic in 2022.

“The interchange works package includes construction of the Rozelle Interchange and the Iron Cove Link, including the supporting green space with construction targeted to commence in 2019 and opening in 2023.”

When complete WestConnex will help motorists bypass up to 52 sets of traffic lights and reduce an average peak journey between Parramatta and Sydney Airport by up to 40 minutes.