WestConnex M8

WestConnex M8 and M5 East

About this briefing document During construction, this WestConnex project was known as the New M5 Tunnels. From opening it will be known as the M8 motorway, in line with the NSW Government’smotorway naming policy. This briefing document is intended to provide an overview of theWestConnex Project and detailed information about theWestConnexM8, due to open in 2020. It includes information about the M8, tolling, driver education, new public spaces and active transport networks, along with maps, videos and imagery. If you have further questions about anything within this document, the M8 or WestConnex network, please contact Alisa Hitchcock,WestConnex Communications Director, at ahitchcock@transurban.com

Thank you, WestConnex

More detailed information is available on theWestConnex website: westconnex.com.au



WestConnex Project summary Why the project is needed

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WestConnex CEO’s message WestConnex, Australia’s largest road infrastructure project, will forever change how we get around this great city. Alongside the other significant transport projects underway, we believeWestConnexwill play a key role in ensuringSydney’s mobility for future generations. We are already seeing some of the benefits of WestConnex in Sydney’swest. The NewM4 Tunnels (opened July 2019) are delivering up to one hour of travel time savings per day for commuters travelling each way. In 2020 we move another step closer to the final configuration of WestConnex. The New 9kmWestConnexM8 will connect Kingsgrove to St Peters and halve travel times on the M5 East motorway, one of the most congestedmotorways in Australia. This next piece of theWestConnex networkwill provide significant benefits for Sydney's south west. Now, as we continue operating the M4, work towards opening the M8 and continue construction of the vital M4-M5 Link that will connect the two̶ we invite you to take this opportunity to be a part of this exciting project.

WestConnex M8

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Driver education

Public art, parks and pedestrian and cycle paths Translating and Interpreting Service

Next steps

WestConnex respectfullyacknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of this great land and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, extending this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

AndrewHead CEOWestConnex Project


WestConnex Project summary

Continuous 33km traffic-light free motorway network

Save up to 40 mins between Parramatta and Sydney Airport

Creating tens of thousands of jobs and training opportunities

WestConnex ― Australia's biggest road project WestConnex is connectingWestern and South Western Sydneywith the CBD, Sydney Airport and Port Botany. This once-in-a-century infrastructure investment has already doubled the road capacity of the Parramatta to SydneyCBD corridor, saving motoristsaround an hour each day on their morning and afternoon commutes. WestConnex is delivering new underground connections, taking traffic off local streets and creating vibrant, above-ground open spaces. The WestConnex network also reduces reliance on Sydney’s congested legacy roads like ParramattaRoad. In 2020WestConnexwill open the 9kmM8 Tunnels, to effectively double capacity for Sydney'smost congestedmotorway, the M5 East. WestConnex is being delivered in partnership between The AustralianGovernment, The NSW Government andWestConnex Transurban.

Opened July 2019

Open 2023

Open mid 2020

More detailed information is available on theWestConnexwebsite: www.westconnex.com.au


New tunnels for Sydney

Quicker travel, more jobs, and better parks

Better connections to Sydney Airport to support and enhance our growing tourism, with nearly 11 million visitors a year

More than 10,000 jobs created, and a training academy supporting over 500 young professionals

Better connections for Sydney’s growing freight task travelling from Port Botany to the whole of Sydney

23 kilometres of new and upgraded shared paths for better active transport

Improving liveability

World class road network

Enhancing productivity

Promoting connectivity

Delivering a direct connection to Sydney’s largest sports and entertainment complex, Sydney Olympic Park which has over 10 million visitors each year

More opportunities with quicker, more reliable and safer journeys between major employment and education centres like Parramatta and Sydney CBD

Building most of the projects underground is allowing for over 1 million new trees, shrubs and plants

18 hectares of open space including new sports facilities and fitness equipment


Getting NSW moving Project summary

WestConnex is a key part of a broader plan to future proof Sydney, by easing congestion, creating jobs and connecting communities. The newmotorway networkwill improve liveability, reduce heavy vehicles on local roads, and get the city moving. WestConnex is being delivered in fourmajor stages.

Stage 1: The NewM4 Tunnels̶ Opened in July 2019, extending the M4 through 5.5km twin tunnels. The tunnels allow motorists to bypass 22 sets of traffic lights along Parramatta Road, giving users significant travel time savings of up to an hour a day fromParramatta to SydneyCBD. Stage 3A: The M4-M5 Link̶ Opening in 2023, will link the NewM4 Tunnels and the M8 Tunnels via 7.5km tunnels, taking thousands of vehicles off of local roads each day and improving travel times for motorists from the west and south west of Sydney.

Stage 2: The M8̶ Opening in 2020, duplicates the existingM5 East and doubles road capacity, with tunnels running underground between St Peters and Kingsgrove. The St Peters Interchangewill provide 8.5 hectares of open space for the community, on a remediated landfill site. Stage 3B: The Rozelle Interchange̶ Being delivered by the NSW Government and scheduled to open in 2023. It will connect the Anzac and Iron Cove Bridges to the M4-M5 Link and

provide future connections to theWestern Harbour Tunnel.

WestConnex, being mostly underground, is removing significant traffic numbers from surface roads and local streets. It’s providing a catalyst for urban transformation, new public spaces and active transport networks. WestConnex is being built with connections to other key future road infrastructure projects in Sydney, including theWesternHarbour Tunnel and Beaches Link, Sydney Gateway, and the M6 Extension.


New M4

6ha new open space

5.5km twin tunnels

Bypass up to 42 traffic lights

M4-M5 Link

Up to four lanes each way

7.5 km twin tunnels

2.5ha new open space

Rozelle Interchange

Majority underground

10ha new open space

Future connections


9km twin tunnels

Rehabilitate Alexandria landfill site

12km shared path


Why WestConnex WestConnex will make it easier and faster to get around, boosting economic productivity by bringing new jobs and education opportunities closer to home. Sydney is a global city that will experience significant population and employment growth in the coming decades. Investment in transport will play an important role in supporting this growth, ensuring Sydney’s future liveability and global competitiveness. To succeed in connecting housing to jobs, investment will need to address the demands on the road network, much of which cannot be facilitated by public transport alone. Catering for this growth is necessary to ensure a competitive city that is attractive for investment, supports job creation, freight productivity and therefore delivers a higher standard of living for residents. Greater Sydney’s population will pass 6 million by 2036. This will see an extra 1.7 million people progressively moving into Australia’s biggest city, which will support 840,000 new jobs.

A rapidly growing Greater Sydney is impacting our transport system…

will live in in Greater Western Sydney by 2036 ―m aking the region one of the largest growing urban populations in Australia 3.2 million people

in congestion costs across Sydney, the Hunter and Illawarra regions $8 billion In 2016, the NSW Government spent

By 2031,

to get to work – the longest commute of any Australian city 71 minutes per day On average people are travelling

775,000 people will be travelling in and out of the Sydney CBD every week day

Over the next 15 years, NSW will require infrastructure to support:

40% more train trips

31% more households

30% more car trips


Sydney’s M5 East Since opening in 2001, the M5 East has been an essential element of Sydney’s motorway network and forms the main passenger and freight route between Sydney Airport, Port Botany and south west Sydney. The M5 East was not built to handle the number of cars and trucks that rely on it daily and has been identified as one of the most congested motorway in Australia. It has the slowest typical travel times of any main motorway in Sydney. Motorists currently experience heavy congestion and one incident can bring the entire corridor to a stand still. By 2031, the growth in traffic volumes along the

The M5 East will become a better motorway Travel time saving forecast for

M5 East Motorway is expected to: • Increase the number of motor vehicle incidents by more than 20% • Increase the annual cost of incidents by more than 25% from$15.9 million to $19.5 million There is no option to safely and effectively widen the M5 East tunnels due to the urban location and the impact that it would have on motorists.

When the M8 motorway opens it will duplicate the M5 East corridor, halving travel times and doubling travel speeds. A toll will be introduced on the motorway, to help achieve these significant improvements in travel time saving and reliability, when the M8 opens in 2020. This will allow Sydney to continue to support the following who rely on the corridor daily: • Australia’s goods imported and exported via Port Botany • Sydney’s major tourism coming and going through Sydney’s Airport This will make the corridor a much more efficient route, allowing commuters, freight and visitors to Sydney to spend less time getting to their destinations, making travel better, for everyone.

2021, for motorists heading towards the city along the M5 East corridor between King Georges Road and Foreshore Road.

Morning peak

20 mins

11 mins

Without the M8, travel times on the M5 East will worsen Travel times from Liverpool to Sydney Airport without the M8

Without M8


Evening peak

90 minutes

18 mins

10 mins

By 2031

70 minutes

In 2011

Without M8










The M5 East

Truck volumes Thousands of trucks use the M5 East during peak hours

Travel times On average it takes an hour to drive between Liverpool and Southern Sydney

Travel speeds Despite the 80km speed limit, by 2021 , the average speed will be 42km/h

Traffic volume More than 100,000 motorists

Crashes It’s forecast by 2021 there will be 108 motor vehicle crashes a year, one every three or so days

Before the M8…

After the M8, it’s expected that…

Travel times halved 30 minutes to travel between Liverpool and Southern Sydney (by 2021)

Travel speeds doubled Travel speeds double to 76km/h (by 2021 )

Traffic volumes nearly halved 60,000 motorists

Truck volumes halved 43% reduction in the AM peak eastbound and a 63% reduction in the PM peak westbound

Crashes reduced 20% decrease in motor vehicle accidents


WestConnex M8

Continuous 9.5km traffic-light free motorway network

14km of new and upgraded pedestrian and cycle paths

Travel time savings of up to 30 minutes between Liverpool and South Sydney during peak

The M8

The M8 Project summary

WestConnexM8 features twin 9kmmotorway tunnels, from Kingsgrove to a newly built St Peters Interchange, due to open to traffic in 2020. The M8 is comprised of threemajor sections:

The King GeorgesRoad Interchange Upgrade ― opened to the public in December 2016. The project involved upgrades to King GeorgesRoad on and off ramps. This future proofed the M5 south-west,M5 East and futureM8 motorways, accommodating for growth in population and traffic. This also alleviated congestion around the interchange, which was a well-known congestion pinch-point formotorists.

The St Peters Interchange ― opening mid 2020, with connections to Euston Road, Campbell Road and Gardeners Road, as well as the M4-M5 Link and SydneyGateway to Sydney Airport and Port Botany (opening 2023). It has also been built on the former Alexandria Landfill site, rehabilitating the heavily contaminated former dump into a state- of-the-art interchange with over six hectares of new green space and new pedestrian and cyclist connectivity.

The M8 Tunnels ― openingmid 2020, duplicates the M5 East fromKing GeorgesRoad at Beverly Hills via 9km twin tunnels fromKingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peters.When open, it will more than double the capacity of the M5 East corridor, providing relief for motorists currently stuck on one of Sydney’smost congested roads. The M8 Includes future connections to the SydneyGateway and the M4–M5 Link.

Since 2016 theWestConnexM8 teamhas been working alongside local communities, stakeholders and industry to create a project that will deliver fast, safe and reliable travel for everyone. The project will providemajor travel time savings of up to half an hour between Liverpool and Sydney’s southernCBD, while also minimising the long-term impact on community and the environment. The project improves access to the Inner West, central Sydney and to key transport hubs at Sydney Airport and Port Botany.


On completion, motorists will be able to travel from King Georges Road at Beverly Hills to St Peters in around 10 minutes

M8 Tunnels will open with two lanes in each direction, with capacity to add a third when needed

Taking the M5 East from a 4 lane motorway to an 8 lane motorway to start (built with capacity for 10 lanes)

4 8 lanes lanes

The M8 and M5 East are cr i tical pathways

Gradients are much flatter in the M8 than the M5 East to allow for a smoother and easier journey, reduce emissions and increase efficiency for vehicles travelling

A more direct route to Port Botany on the M8 corridor for trucks ―half a metre higher than the existing M5 East

M5 East tunnel M8 tunnel

Tunnel height

5.1 m


WestConnex M8 features

The project features include: • A new 9km twin tunnels fromKingsgrove to the new St Peters Interchange​ • Two lanes in each direction, with capacity to add a third • New connections to Sydney Airport, Port Botany and local connections to Alexandria and Mascot • Future connections to SydneyGateway, the M6, and the M4-M5 Link • Provisions for a direct, traffic-light free connection to Sydney Airport • A net increase in trees across the corridor, including significant areas of mass plantingswithin the St Peters Interchange and lining upgraded local roads in St Peters, Mascot and Alexandria • ​ Rehabilitation of one of Sydney’smost contaminated landfill sites, the former Alexandria landfill • 6 hectares of new open space in St Peters • 14kmof shared cycleways and walkways • Modern and efficient ventilation systems to meet air quality standards in the tunnels and surrounding suburbs.

Customer benefits

The project customer benefits include: • Reduced travel times for customers along the whole M5 corridor, reducing travel between Liverpool and Southern Sydney by up to 30 minutes • Duplication of the M5 East corridor , taking it from four lanes to eight lanes (built with capacity for ten lanes) • Better travel time reliability for drivers so they can predict travel times better and spend less time in traffic • Boost the NSW economy through increased mobility and productivity • Reduce road incidents and fatalities through improved traffic flow • Faster transport to growth areas in Greater Western Sydney • Increase housing supply with better transport options for Greater western Sydney • More choices for jobs, education and recreation through faster travel • Quick and easy access to recreation and sports facilities • Improve social equity and quality of life in our cities and regions. 15

Travel time savings and reliability The M8 will provide a significant opportunity to improve travel times by providing: • More direct routes to Sydney CBD • Additional capacity along the existing M5 East corridor • Improved travel time reliability. When the M8 opens, there are considerable travel time savings forecast in both directions on the M5 East Motorway.

Boost the NSW economy through increased mobility and productivity

Serving freight and international gateways NSW is the nation’s largest state economy, contributing more than 20 per cent of Gross Domestic Product. A large proportion of Australia’s goods are imported and exported via Port Botany, NSW’s primary container port. Port Botany is located in the same precinct as Sydney Airport, Australia’s primary international airport. A key objective of WestConnex is to improve connectivity with NSW’s international gateways and provide more efficient and reliable access. WestConnex will improve congestion around Australia’s strategic economic hubs like Port Botany and Sydney Airport which will improve productivity for both commuters and freight vehicles. Freight and commercial vehicles are therefore able to do more work in the same amount of time. This support for the State’s most important economic journeys and is a critical element in sustaining the future productivity and global competitiveness of Sydney and NSW.

Sydney Airport

Port Botany Effective freight movement is essential for the NSW economy. Goods, products, and minerals need to move between manufacturers, warehouses, farms, shops, mines, and ports. This makes freight a key facilitator or enabler of economic activity. Even with new intermodal terminals boosting freight rail capacity substantially―truck movements from Port Botany are still forecast to almost triple by 2031. As the freight task grows, WestConnex will increase productivity and efficiency through increased travel speeds and reliability and reduced distances travelled by freight vehicles. Freight customers will gain: • A more direct route to Port Botany on the M5 corridor for trucks up to 4.6m in height. They are currently required to travel via a longer route through suburban streets • Additional higher mass limit alternatives to access Port Botany from the south and north. There are currently higher mass limit restrictions on some of the routes to Port Botany • Productivity gains from the future use of 32- metre B-Doubles to Port Botany

Sydney Airport is the busiest airport in Australia. It generates a substantial number of cars and trucks onto Sydney’s transport network and produces a significant economic value add. Despite being serviced by a rail line and planned public transport improvements, vehicle numbers for the airport are anticipated to rise from 92,000 per average weekday in 2012 to 163,000 in 2031. WestConnex will support the increasing number of visitors to Sydney, providing a more direct and quicker route to and from Sydney Airport through the future Sydney Gateway.

In 2012, there were almost 37 million passengers through Sydney Airport, and 615,000 tonnes of air freight. Sydney Airport estimates it contributes around $30 billion per annum to the NSW economy.

In reducing travel times, WestConnex will improve the productivity of the freight fleet by enabling more deliveries to be conducted per day.


Smart motorways for better traffic flow and safety

Making roads safe is a complex task that starts long before the speed-limit signs are installed.We’re puttingworld-class smart technology in WestConnexM8 and M5 East to ensure these roads are as safe as possible. The difference smart motorway technology will make to the M8 and M5 East corridor: It is not just congestion that causes traffic delays. Crashes caused by stop-start traffic, sudden braking and last-minute lane changes can affect the whole network, bringing traffic to a standstill. Smart motorway technologywill assist customers on the M8 and M5 East in a number of ways: • If an incident occurs on eithermotorway automatic incident detection will notifymotorists through on road signage before the congestion forms, giving them time to slow down and take an alternative route • Based on real traffic time data, the traffic teamwill be able to make immediate decisions on what’s best for traffic flow - improving the control of traffic flow, reducing ‘sudden’ speed drops and reducing the risk of crashes • Electronic lane control and speed signagewill enable the team to adjust traffic speeds and lanes dependent on weather, road conditions and congestion to keep traffic running smoothly

Some safety features on our roads include:

Automatic incident detection

Electronic speed signage that can be adjusted to varying weather or road conditions

Electronic lane-control signage

Specialist tunnel safety systems; sprinklers, emergency signage and ventilation systems


Toll cap introduced on all WestConnex assets


Toll relief for those in need

Calculate your toll using the future tolls calculator


What will the tolls be on WestConnex

WestConnex toll prices (cars) Tolls capped at $9.68

The tolls on WestConnex are consistent with NSW Government policy on tolling

Open to traffic/toll starts

Maximum toll 2020$ Section

New tolls are applied only where users receive a direct benefit Distance-based tolling applies to all new motorways Tolls charged reflect the cost of delivering the motorway network Free alternative roads will always remain available to motorists

New M4 full length

Church St, Parramatta to Haberfield (Parramatta Road andWattle Street

Now open $8.20

New M4 Tunnels only

Homebush to Haberfield (Parramata Road toWattle Street)

Now open $4.44

M4-M5 Link



Haberfield to St Peters

WestConnex features distance-based tolls, which means motoristspay a maximumof 51c per km for the section of motorway they use (plus flagfall). When the entire project is finished the toll will be capped at $9.68 (2020$), after about 16km. Making WestConnex attractive for longer trips meansmore vehicles are encouraged off surface roads so those roads can be used more effectively for local traffic. After tolling starts, indexation of prices will be consistent for all WestConnex projects. There will be a maximum increase of 4% or the consumer price index (CPI) per year (whichever is greater) until 2040. After that, CPI will apply.

Beverly Hills (King Georges Road) to St Peters (St Peters Interchange)




Beverly Hills to General Holmes Drive

M5 East



Passenger vehicle tolls are calculated using a 'flagfall' of $1.37 and then $0.51 per kilometre. Heavy vehicle tolls are calculated using a flagfall of $4.11 and then $1.52 per kilometre.


Toll points

King Georges Road BEVERLY HILLS

Kingsgrove Road KINGSGROVE


Princess Highway ARNCLIFFE

Marsh Street ARNCLIFFE

General Holmes Drive MASCOT


To Moorebank

To Sydney Airport


To Moorebank

To Sydney Airport

King Georges Road BEVERLY HILLS

St Peters Interchange ST PETERS


Toll charges



King Georges Rd

St Peters



King Georges Rd



St Peters

Cars & motorbikes

Entry/exit M5 East

King Georges Rd


Bexley Rd

Princes Hwy

Marsh St

General Holmes Drv

$3.04 $9.12

$5.74 $17.23 $4.59 $13.78

$5.90 $17.69 $4.75 $13.78

$6.95 $20.86 $5.83 $17.48

King Georges Rd

Heavy vehicles

Eastbound direction only

Kingsgrove Rd

$3.04 $9.12

Bexley Rd

$5.74 $17.23

$4.59 $13.78

Princes Hwy

$5.90 $17.69

$4.75 $14.25

Marsh St


$6.95 $20.86

$5.83 $17.48

General Holmes Drv


Calculate your toll

To estimate the cost of your Sydney toll trip, including roads currently under construction, you can visit the Linkt toll calculator and select the toll roads you'll be using. When you enter in your entry and exit point, it will give you the full cost of your journey, and you can select more than one toll road. If you want to find out if using this toll road is right for you, use the trip compare tool which will allow you to compare tolled and untolled trips.

Trip compare Trip compare is a tool that helps you to get the full picture of your journey, including time and costs, to get to where you are going. This tool will allow you to compare time and fuel savings on tolled and untolled trips―to find out if this tolled travel is right for you.

Where are you travelling? Toll road calculator interface, (toll roads opening soon)

Click here to compare now


Opening 2020

WestConnex M8

Opening 2020

M5 East

Toll introduced 2020

Quickly estimate the cost of your Sydney toll road travel using our Sydney future toll calculator .

WestConnex M4-M5 Link

Opening 2023

WestConnex Rozelle Interchange Opening 2023


M5 South-West Motorway Cashback Scheme

M5 South-West information • The M5 South-West Motorway opened in 1992 and is a 22km corridor between Beverly Hills and Prestons and directly connects to the M8 and M5 East at King Georges Road • It is a separate entity to the M8, M5 East and greater WestConnex network and is operated and tolled separately • Transurban is the sole operator of the M5 South-West with the concession running until 2026

• The Cashback Scheme is a NSWGovernment initiative. Eligible motorists can claim back tolls for trips on the M5, and other fees • Motorists can claim back the value of tolls (excludingGST) paid while using a vehicle registered in NSW for private, pensioner or charitable use on the M5 SouthWestern Motorway • If you have an existing e-tag or e-toll account and would like to register for the M5 Cashback scheme, you can do this by visiting a Service NSW Centre or by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88 • If you are setting up a new toll account, you can register for the M5 Cashback Scheme during the set up process. Who is eligible for the M5 Cashback? You are eligible for the Cashback refund if: • you are a NSW resident • you have registered your Tag or Tagless account for Cashback • you have submitted your claim within 12 months of the close of the Cashback quarter • your vehicle is registered in NSW for private, pensioner or charitable use

New M4 Tunnels


M4-M5 Link

M5 South-West

M5 East


How to claim the M5 Cashback You need to have a registeredTag or Tagless account to claim the M5 Cashback. If you are signing up for a new account online you will be automatically registered for cashback. If you have an existing account you will need to register.


Support for those in need

Toll relief NSW Government’s Toll Relief program Provides eligible drivers with free vehicle registration. Find out more information on the programon the Service NSW website. Linkt Assist Linkt recognise that many factors can contribute to financial or social challenges, and these may include:

• Unemployment or loss of income • Family breakdown • Illness or death in the family • Carer responsibilities • Family violence • Disability

• Physical or mental health conditions • Homelessness • Addiction • Cultural or language barriers

Linkt customer service If you have a general question about tolling or want to talk to someone about an existing Linkt account or recent travel call the Linkt team. 13 33 31 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week

For more information about Linkt Assist, how to pay for your tolls or what happens if you don’t pay click here.

Transurban Hardship Policy You can view the Transurban Hardship policy here


Driver education

Project maps will help you follow your route from A-B

Imagery of the motorway to help you get familiar with your new surroundings

Animations to help you plan your journey on the motorway


Taking the M8 will help you get to

St Peters Interchange Exit: • St Peters

King Georges Road Exit: • Beverly Hills

• Alexandria • Roseberry • Mascot • Tempe • Marrickville • Enmore • Newtown • Waterloo • Redfern

• Roselands • Penshurst • Kingsgrove

Accessed by taking the M8

Taking the M5 East will help you get to King Georges Road: • Beverly Hills Cooks River/ Marsh Street Exit: • Arncliffe • Wolli Creek

M5 East

• Roselands • Penshurst Kingsgrove Road Exit: • Kingsgrove Bexley Road Exit: • Bexley North • Earlwood

Accessed by taking M5 East

• Airport • Mascot • Continuing to City and north via M1 Princes Highway: • Arncliffe General Holmes Drive Exit: • Brighton Le-Sands


• Bardwell Park • Bardwell Valley

• Airport • Mascot


Driver animations

Whether you have been driving along the M5 corridor for years or are new to the motorway, it may take some time to get used to the new road configuration. Safe driving is a responsibility we all share, so we want you to help us help drivers understand how to use the M8 motorway. We have developed a series of short videos that take drivers through every possible trip you can make using the M8 motorway. This allows you to visualise your journey, get used to any new turns or lanes and enjoy a safe trip on the M8 motorway.

Visit: WestConnex plan your journey to plan ahead when using the M8 tunnels


Visit westconnex.com.au to download detailed project maps to help you plan your journey when using the WestConnex M8

M8 Project maps



Visit westconnex.com.au to view more imagery of the project

Artist impressions ― download imagery here

Construction imagery ― download imagery here

Aerials ― download imagery here


Public art, parks and pedestrian and cycle paths

14km of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths

More than 900,000 trees , shrubs and plants will be planted, including 650,000 at the former Alexandria landfill site

New fitness equipment will be installed at 18 locations along the M8 linear park


St Peters Interchange The M8 has been a catalyst for the renewal and reuse of one of Sydney’s most contaminated sites, the former Alexandria landfill opposite Sydney Park at St Peters. The former rubbish tip has undergone extensive remediation works in preparation for the construction of the St Peters Interchange. The St Peters Interchange includes about 6 hectares after completion of M8, another 2.5 hectares after completion of M4-M5 Link of new green space which will connect to Sydney Park via designated pedestrian and cyclist crossings on Campbell Road. Green Link A Green Link will provide new cycle and pedestrian connectivity between CamdenvillePark, Simpson Park and Sydney Park. The Green Link will include a pedestrian and cycle crossing over Alexandra Canal, to link the growingMascot precinct with green space at St Peters. M8 Linear Park New recreational equipment, seating, shelters and landscaping will be provided along the M8 Linear Park through Kingsgrove and Beverly Hills. Static fitness equipment will cater for users of all ages and wayfinding signage will create a new identity for the revitalised green spaces along the corridor. Heritage The diverse history of the St Peters Interchange site will be celebrated in a series of public display panels along new pedestrian and cycle paths. The heritage display panels will cover geological, Aboriginal, early European and Industrial use of the area

New public parks WestConnex is building more than tunnels. Through excellence in design and delivery, WestConnex will deliver places which: • respond to the community’s needs • promote an active and healthy lifestyle • are intuitive and safe WestConnex has worked closely with communities on how best to integrate these new spaces for everyone to enjoy and they are designed to encourage walking, cycling and social interaction. The local parks are vibrant places and landmarks in their own right, building on the local character of each area.

Artist’s impressions pictured above from top to bottom: • Southwest along the shared user path at St Peters Interchange​ • New Public Parkland overlooking St Peters Interchange​ • New footpaths and

dedicated cycle paths adjacent Simpson Park​

Artist’s impression Linear Park


St Peters Interchange The M8 has been a catalyst for the renewal and reuse of one of Sydney’s most contaminated sites, the former Alexandria landfill opposite Sydney Park at St Peters.





Pedestrian and cycle paths at St Peters Interchange

New and upgraded cycling and walking paths

The current active transport network (ATN) in the St Peters area is very limited with gaps in connectivity and poor pathways that can be unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians. The new St Peters Interchange will create new shared paths and upgrade existing paths within the area. It also provides further connectivity to the south through the future Sydney Gateway project. When the M8 opens there will be an active transport link from the airport and Alexandra Canal in the south to Sydney Park and Bourke St Cycle way in the north. This will benefit both regional and local users. The project teamworked closely with representatives from Transport for NSW, City of Sydney, Inner West Council and Bicycle NSW to identify any gaps between the current and existing network, developing designs to connect concurrent

Erskineville Connection

A2MP Connection

Enmore / Marrickville Connection

Newtown Connection / King St Gateway

Sydney Park Connection

and future ATN in planning, including: • City of Sydney Alexandra Canal path • King St Gateway ATN network • Sydney Gateway path network • Alexandria to Moore Park path network

Alexandra Canal Connection

Sydenham Connection

Mascot Connection

Airport Connection



Public art program Canal to Creek: a cultural landscape WestConnex is delivering a comprehensive public art program as part of the M8, including an artist trail at St Peters Interchange and installations along the M8 Linear Park at Kingsgrove. Named Canal to Creek, after the waterways that connect the art sites, the program will include sculptures, lighting installations and murals.

Mike Hewson

Nicole Monks

Hanna Hoyne

Dan Templeman

Andrew Rogers

Greg Johns

Gordon Young

Warren Langley

Gill Gatfield



Nicole Monks

Public art locations

Visit: WestConnex public art to download canal to creek maps

St Peters Interchange overview


Linear Park overview

Canal to Creek overview

Translating and Interpreting Service If you require the services of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to contact WestConnex on 1800 660 248 . The interpreter will then assist you with the translation. TTY service If you're deaf or you have a hearing or speech impediment, please use the National Relay Service. Contact WestConnex Community information line 1800 660 248 Email us on : info@westconnex.com Find us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Visit a WestConnex local information centre at: M4-M5 Link Tunnels 201-205 Parramatta Road, Haberfield Rozelle Interchange 84 LilyfieldRoad, Rozelle



Next steps

The WestConnex project team has developed this document to give you a heads up for what’s to come. As we progress closer to opening, we will continue to update you on opening dates and times. Please contact us for a virtual briefing or for further information on any aspect of the project. The project teamwill also host a virtual community event that everyone can attend where you can take a sneak peek tour of the M8 tunnels, access information and maps to plan your journey and speak to a member of the project team. We look forward to delivering this project with you. Thank you



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