New M5 Draft Urban Design and Landscape Plan out now

11 Apr 2017

Thousands of residents in Sydney’s inner west and south west are set to benefit from new open green space and recreational facilities as part of the New M5 Draft Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) now on display.

Minister for WestConnex said the former Alexandria Landfill at St Peters is being transformed as part of the WestConnex New M5 and M4-M5 Link projects to provide around 8.5 hectares of community space.

“With the delivery of WestConnex there are significant opportunities for urban renewal along the project corridor to revitalise and transform open space for communities,” Mr Ayres said.

“Open green space in these areas is treasured, so we’re proud to return this site for local families and residents to enjoy, while also delivering vital infrastructure for motorists.

“A 2.5 hectare section of new open space at St Peters will have new recreational facilities including a full size soccer field, options for additional multi-purpose sports courts, and walking paths linked to Sydney Park via a new land bridge to be opened in line with the M4-M5 Link project.”

It builds on the six hectares of new publicly accessible open space at St Peters which will open to the public when the New M5 is completed in early 2020.

Community feedback is also invited on landscaping and pedestrian and cycling facilities in the new green corridor along Campbell Street and Campbell Road linking the booming Mascot town centre with Sydney Park, Simpson Park and Camdenville Park in St Peters.

The plan details 12km of new and upgraded pedestrian, cycle and shared paths that will extend and improve active transport links around St Peters and Mascot.

Details on enhancements to the M5 Linear Park adjacent to the M5 East Motorway in Kingsgrove are also included within the plan, and include two kilometres of upgraded shared paths, public art and new landscaping.

New M5 Project Director Ken Reynolds said WestConnex will deliver a positive legacy by igniting urban renewal across western Sydney.

“The draft plan reflects feedback received after extensive consultation with the community and local councils and local residents now have another opportunity to help shape urban outcomes for their local area.”

The UDLP also includes further information on the design for the New M5 tunnel entry and exit points at St Peters and Kingsgrove, as well as the ventilation facilities and is on exhibition until 30 April at www.westconnex.com.au/newm5draftUDLP.