The State Government has signed contracts for the construction of Stage 1 and 2 of the WestConnex motorway, which is expected to take eight years to complete. Planning approval has been granted for the WestConnex M4 East Parramatta to Haberfield (Stage 1) and WestConnex M5 Beverley Hills to St Peters (Stage 2) components of the project. Preliminary works commenced on Stage 1 of the project in March 2016.
The M4 to M5 link (Stage 3) is currently being investigated. An Environmental Impact Statement has not yet been released.
Residents, community groups and the Inner West Council have identified and raised localised concerns regarding this project, including the following impacts:
The Inner West Council remains committed to liaising with the community, Sydney Motorway Corporation and the State Government to help ensure that localised impacts are identified and minimised.
The Inner West Council encourages residents to provide feedback to the Sydney Motorway Corporation and the State Government about the WestConnex project.
For the latest information on the WestConnex, including project updates, go to www.westconnex.com.au.
The community can contact the Sydney Motorway Corporation by:
Residents can view the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Proponents Response to EIS Submissions at: www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au
*** DRAFT Construction Management Plans are available to view here
Council's response to WestConnex EIS - available here
Council's response to the EIS Submissions Report - available here