M4-M8 Link Rozelle Interchange
Rozelle Interchange, including the Iron Cove Link is now open
The final stage of WestConnex, Rozelle Interchange, opened to traffic in November 2023. Rozelle Interchange has transformed how you travel across Sydney with motorists able to save up to 19 minutes on a trip between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD (during morning peak) using the M4 and the new Rozelle Interchange.
Rozelle Interchange has linked the M4 to the Anzac Bridge and the M8 to the City West Link and Victoria Road. Rozelle Interchange also includes a toll-free bypass of Victoria Road, known as the Iron Cove Link and links to the future Western Harbour Tunnel.
Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link have been constructed by John Holland and CPB Contractors Joint Venture, with the delivery managed by Transport for NSW.
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Plan your WestConnex trip using the Plan Your Journey Tool
You can use your Interactive Plan Your Journey Tool to view realistic driver animations of your planned trip to WestConnex, including the new Rozelle Interchange.
Environmental management is key to the successful delivery of the WestConnex projects. We have invested in project-specific environmental professionals to develop and operate under robust environmental management systems that advise, guide, monitor and report on our environmental obligations.
WestConnex is committed to effectively managing air quality during the construction and operation of the WestConnex road network. Tunnel infrastructure includes state-of-the-art technologies such as monitoring and ventilation facilities, which help keep our air clean in our tunnels and nearby communities.
Find out more about air quality at WestConnex here.
Tunnels connecting the mainline tunnels with the other sections of the road network via Rozelle. The M4-M8 Link (formerly known as the M4-M5 Link project) received NSW planning approval in April 2018.
Rozelle Parklands Working Group
The Rozelle Parklands is up to 10 hectares of public parkland and open space. The Rozelle Interchange project has prepared an Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) in consultation with Inner West Council, the community and affected landowners and businesses. The UDLP determined items including; landscaping, tunnel portals, tunnels, service buildings, bridges, retaining walls, pedestrian and cyclist access, lighting and wayfinding, heritage, monitoring and maintenance.
While the Rozelle Interchange UDLP includes provision for an open space within the Rozelle Parklands precinct, it does not determine the recreational and sport use or maintenance for facilities not described in the UDLP.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has completed consultation with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure the Parklands are used in a fair, productive, sustainable and sensitive way for the Rozelle, Lilyfield, Balmain and Annandale community to meet the diverse needs of the community.
The Rozelle Parklands Working Group (RPWG) was established to manage this consultation and made recommendations to TfNSW under the Terms of Reference.
The RPWG Recommendations Report has been finalised and was presented to the Minister for Transport in mid-2021.
The Working Group was established to determine the optimal uses for the Rozelle Parklands that includes the recreation and sport overlay (including any required facilities) for the Parklands and to ensure all perspectives were considered across government, Council, community and relevant groups, to provide the best outcome for the local community.
The Working Group provided a forum for collaboration between group members to enable a fair, sustainable, productive and sensitive outcome.
Environment and planning
Urban Design and Landscape Plan
The Urban Design and Landscape Plan (UDLP) outlines the urban design principles and objectives for the Rozelle Interchange project (the Project), including details of the transformation of the former Rozelle Rail Yards into a new open green space of up to ten hectares, similar in size to Victoria Park near Sydney University.
When completed the future Rozelle Parklands will have a wetlands with a boardwalk, picnic and BBQ areas, play equipment, pedestrian and cyclist paths and green fields for leisure activities. To walk through the features view the flythrough video.
In May 2021, the Rozelle Interchange Project Urban Design and Landscape Plan was approved by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The UDLP was on public display from 10 August till 6 September 2020. The public was directed to our virtual Community Centre to view the full plan, access the interactive map, read the Community Guide and watch an information session.
All feedback and submissions were carefully reviewed and considered for final design. The Community Guide summarises the feedback and comments we received.
The Crescent overpass and active transport links Modification – Design Amendment
The Modification was approved by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 30 September 2020. See the Response to Submissions Report on the Department’s Planning Portal.
In August 2019, changes were proposed to the design and construction of the M4-M5 Link (Rozelle Interchange) as described and assessed in the 2017 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These changes were described in The Crescent Overpass and active transport links Modification Report (August 2019). Transport for NSW carried out a number of community and stakeholder workshops during the exhibition of this report and as a result of the feedback and the formal submissions received, we reviewed the design we initially proposed. A design review process involved an investigation with the commissioning of a Special Design Review Panel, additional community and stakeholder workshops and additional traffic and pedestrian modelling and assessment.
In May 2020, the improved Modification design was on exhibition through a Design Amendment Report and the community were invited to make a submission. The submissions and our response during the last exhibition were also made available.
Western Harbour Tunnel - Southern Tunnel Work
Western Harbour Tunnel - Southern Tunnel Work
TfNSW awarded John Holland and CPB contractors joint venture (JHCPB) a variation to carry out the Western Harbour Tunnel – Southern Tunnel Work. The additional scope provided to the JHCPB contractors include the delivery of 1.7 kilometres of mainline road tunnels between Emily Street, Rozelle and Cove Street, Birchgrove as well as additional ventilation tunnels, ramps, and other services. Excavation commenced in June 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by mid-2025.
Have a question?
Feel free to contact us on 1800 660 248 (toll free) and ask to speak to a member of the Rozelle Interchange project team or email us at email@example.com.