Tolls for WestConnex stages
WestConnex will be funded by motorists – using distance-based tolling, similar to the M7. This means motorists will pay tolls only for the sections of motorway they use. Tolls for the entire WestConnex will be capped at a maximum amount ($8.60), for fairness. And free alternative routes will be available for those not wanting to pay a toll.
Trucks will pay more than cars – as is the case for most other motorways in Sydney – reflecting the greater wear and tear trucks have on the motorway.
Motorists using the WestConnex M4 between Parramatta and Homebush will have a one-month toll-free period when it opens in mid-2017. For more details about the tolls, visit the M4 toll page.
Tolls will only begin on the other stages of WestConnex when they open to traffic.
|Project||Open to traffic||Section||Maximum toll||Traffic per day in 2031*|
|M4 Widening||2017||Parramatta (Church Street) to Homebush (Homebush Bay Drive||$4.56||163,800|
|M4 East||2019||Homebush (Homebush Bay Drive) to Haberfield (Parramatta Road and City West Link)||$3.95||132,400|
|New M5||2020||Beverly Hills (King Georges Road) to St Peters (St Peters Interchange)||$6.19||37,200|
|M5 East||2020||Beverly Hills to General Holmes Drive||$6.18||49,300|
|M4-M5 Link||2023||Haberfield to St Peters||$6.50||105,000|
All tolls include 'flagfall' of $1.22 and all amounts are in 2017 dollars. Maximum toll for WestConnex New M4 (Parramatta to Haberfield) = $7.29. Maximum capped toll for entire WestConnex = $8.60. *Source: Table 10.1, WestConnex Updated Strategic Business Case – November 2015 (forecast average weekday traffic volumes – includes both directions)
After tolling starts, indexation of prices will be consistent for all WestConnex projects. There will be a maximum increase of four per cent or the consumer price index (CPI) per annum – whichever is greater – until 2040. After that, CPI will apply.
|Toll per km||$0.45|
|Escalation||Minimum of 4% or CPI whichever is greater|
|Concession term||To 2060|