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 ($7.95), 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.
We will let you know when tolls start. This won’t be until each section is 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||$4.21||163,800|
|M4 East||2019||Homebush (Homebush Bay Drive) to Haberfield (Parramatta Road and City West Link)||$3.65||132,400|
|New M5||2019||Beverly Hills (King Georges Road) to St Peters (St Peters Interchange)||$5.72||37,200|
|M5 East||2019||Beverly Hills to General Holmes Drive||$5.71||49,300|
|M4-M5 Link||2023||Haberfield to St Peters||$6.01||105,000|
All tolls include 'flagfall' of $1.12 and all amounts are in 2015 dollars. Maximum toll for WestConnex M4 (Parramatta to Haberfield) = $6.74. Maximum capped toll for entire WestConnex = $7.95. *Source: Table 9.2, WestConnex Updated Strategic Business Case – November 2015 **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||$0.42|
|Escalation||Minimum of 4% or CPI whichever is greater|
|Concession term||To 2060|
The newly widened M4 between Parramatta and Homebush will open to traffic in 2017. User pays tolling will commence on the widened section of the M4 upon its completion.
There will be no new tolls for the M4, west of Church Street, Parramatta.
Testing underway: ignore the beep
Tolling gantries have been installed along the M4 and the on and off-ramps between Church Street, Parramatta and Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush.
We are now testing the tolling equipment to ensure its readiness for opening next year.
During testing you may hear a beep or noise from your tag, but you will not be charged.
To use the new motorway, you will need to have an electronic tag or pass in your vehicle.