Project

WestConnex Stage 3B - M4-M5 Link - Rozelle Interchange

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
WestConnex Stage 3B - M4-M5 Link - Rozelle Interchange

The circa $7.2 billion M4-M5 Link will connect the extended M4 Motorway at Haberfield with the New M5 in St Peters, easing congestion on Victoria Road and City West Link and improving local connections across the inner west.

The M4-M5 Link will be delivered as two separate packages of works - the Main Tunnel Works (Stage 3A) and Rozelle Interchange (Stage 3B).

The Rozelle Interchange (Stage 3B) will be delivered under a design and construct contract. The interchange will be built largely underground at the disused Rozelle Rail Yards and include:

  • north-south tunnels connecting Victoria Road, the proposed Western Harbour -Tunnel and the New M5 at St Peters
  • north-south tunnels connecting the main tunnels to City West Link
  • east-west tunnels connecting Haberfield and the ANZAC Bridge
  • Iron Cove Link connecting Victoria Road to the ANZAC Bridge, and
  • tunnel stubs and ramps that will connect to the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link.

Key Dates

Oct 2016 Project Announcement
Jan 2018 Pre-Registrations of Interest Open
Feb 2018 ROIs Open
Mar 2018 ROIs Close
May 2018 Shortlist Announced
Aug 2018 Sale of Westconnex
Dec 2018 Contract Award
May 2019 Construction Commencement
Jul 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Shortlist: JCL Joint Venture (John Holland, CPB Contractors and Lendlease) and SCS Joint Venture (Salini Impregilo, Clough Projects and Samsung C&T).
Successful Tenderer: John Holland and CPB Contractors Joint Venture
Procurement note:

 Lendlease pulled out of the former JCL Joint Venture in October 2018.

The Rozelle Interchange will be delivered under a lump sum Design and Construct (D&C) contract.

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2016 The concept design for Stage Three was released by the NSW Government for community feedback.
Nov 2016 Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) announced that the M4-M5 Link will be delivered as two separate packages of works - the Main Tunnel Works (Stage 3A) and Rozelle Interchange (Stage 3B).
Jun 2017 Sydney Motorway Corporation called for Registrations of Interest (ROIs), closing in early July.
Jul 2017 Sydney Motorway Corporation called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in July 2017, closing in September 2017. However, only one bid was received, which was rejected by the Government.
Jan 2018 After receiving one bid, procurement for the project was handed over from Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Pre-Registration of Interest opened on 10 January, with RMS inviting contractors to pre-register their interest to participate in the Collaborative Contractor Client (CCC) procurement process for the design and construction of the Rozelle Interchange.
Feb 2018 RMS called for ROIs, closing on 22 March.
Apr 2018 The NSW Planning and Environment Department approved planning of the M4-M5 Link.
May 2018 NSW Government announced that the JCL Joint Venture (John Holland, CPB Contractors and Lendlease) and SCS Joint Venture (Salini Impregilo, Clough Projects and Samsung C&T) have been shortlisted for the next stage of the bidding process to build the WestConnex Rozelle Interchange.
Aug 2018 The NSW Government confirmed that it would sell a 51 per cent stake in Sydney Motorway Corporation, announcing that Sydney Transport Partners (STP) were the preferred bidder. STP is a consortia comprising Transurban, AustralianSuper, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), and Tawreed Investments. Contractual close was reached in September 2018.
Aug 2018 The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) subsequently released for public exhibition
Dec 2018 The NSW Government announced the John Holland, CPB Contractors joint venture had been selected to deliver the project. Lendlease pulled out of the former JCL Joint Venture in October.
Jul 2022 The NSW Government announced tunneling works on the Rozelle Interchange has been completed.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
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