WestConnex Community Reference Groups

The purpose of the WestConnex Community Reference Groups (WCRGs) are to provide a forum for discussion and feedback between the Roads and Maritime WestConnex team and representatives of the community, stakeholder groups and local councils on matters relating to WestConnex.

In 2018, three WestConnex Community Reference Groups (WCRGs) were convened for discussion and feedback about the project’s impact in specific geographic areas. This reflects the different stages of delivery for the three stages of the project. It also reflects feedback from the 2017 WCRG members who wanted more dedicated time on each of the project stages.

  • WCRG Western (maximum five community members as well as representatives from the Inner West, Canada Bay and Strathfield Councils, the Department of Planning and Environment and Roads and Maritime including the New M4 Director and/or M4-M5 Link Director and Community and Stakeholder Engagement)

    This group covers (in general) the suburbs of Parramatta, Homebush, Strathfield, Concord, Ashfield and Haberfield.

WCRG Western Meeting 1 Notes

WCRG Western Meeting 2 Notes

  • WCRG Southern (maximum five community members as well as representatives from the City of Sydney and Inner West Councils, the Department of Planning and Environment and Roads and Maritime including the New M5 Director and/or M4-M5 Link Director and Community and Stakeholder Engagement).

    This group covers (in general) the suburbs of Kingsgrove, Bexley North, Bardwell Park, Arncliffe, Tempe, Mascot, St Peters, Alexandria and Newtown.

WCRG Southern Meeting 1 Notes

WCRG Southern Meeting 2 Notes

  • WCRG Central (maximum five community members as well as representatives from the City of Sydney and Inner West Councils, the Department of Planning and Environment and Roads and Maritime including the M4-M5 Link Director and Community and Stakeholder Engagement).

    This group covers (in general) the suburbs of Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Rozelle, Balmain, Glebe, Annandale and Camperdown.

WCRG Central Meeting 1 Notes

WCRG Central Meeting 2 Notes

On 12 July 2018, a special WCRG was held with all three areas - Central, Western and Southern. 

WCRG Special Meeting Notes

Please see the full terms of reference.

Community representatives are required to be:

  • current residents or landowners within the WestConnex project corridor and/or members of community groups or cultural representatives for a geographic area impacted by WestConnex
  • able to represent and communicate the broad positions, interests and issues of the project corridor community they represent
  • able to report back to the project corridor community they represent
  • able to demonstrate involvement in local community groups or activities such as progress associations, business, school, sporting, environmental or heritage groups
  • be willing to adhere to the committee’s standards of behaviour and maintain an outcome focused approach.

If you have any questions or would like to submit your application another way, please contact [email protected] or contact RMS (Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm) via 1800 660 248.