INSW/TNSW/RMS – Westconnex Motorway – New South Wales - Project Profile
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The Transport for New South Wales (TNSW), in partnership with Infrastructure NSW (INSW) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), is undertaking the construction of Westconnex Motorway project linking Sydney's west with the airport and the Port Botany precinct in New South Wales, Australia.
WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) has been established by INSW, TNSW, and RMS to manage and oversee the project development.
The tunnel is being constructed using road-headers and drill and blast methods.
The project involves the construction of a 33km road and is being implemented in three stages.
The first stage involves the construction of 14km road and will be implemented in two sub stages.
Stage 1A: M4 Widening (Parramatta to Homebush) - widening the existing M4 Motorway from Parramatta to Homebush through building an additional three to four lanes in each direction. The project is about 7.5km long.
construction works commenced in March 2015 and construction activities were completed on Stage 1A on July 15, 2017.
Stage 1B: M4 East (Homebush to Haberfield) - extending the M4 Motorway in tunnels between Homebush and Haberfield via Concord. Includes provision for the future connection to M4-M5 Link. The project is about 6.5km long (with 5.5km of the motorway in the tunnel).
It includes the upgrade of the Concord Road interchange and the realignment of surface roads at City West Link and Parramatta Road (Wattle Street).
Calcutta Group Pty Ltd has been appointed as the lead consultant for the Stage 1B (M4 East).
construction works commenced in May 2016 and scheduled to be completed by 2019.
Stage II will be implemented in three packages.
The package I: The 11km King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade (Beverly Hills) – upgrade of the King Georges Road Interchange between the newly widened M5 West and the M5 East at Beverly Hills, in preparation for the New M5.
Construction commenced in July 2015 and completed in December 2016.
Package II: The New M5 (Beverly Hills to St Peter's) – duplicating the M5 East from King Georges Road in Beverly Hills with tunnels from Kingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peter's. The St Peters Interchange allows for connections to the Sydney Gateway. The New M5 tunnels include provision for a future connection to the M4-M5 Link.
Construction works commenced in July 2016 and scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.
Package III: Sydney Gateway (St Peters to Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany) – a high quality, the high capacity connection between the new St Peters Interchange and the Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany precinct. Sydney Gateway section is an early stage of development and expected to be completed by 2023.
Stage III: M4-M5 Link (Haberfield to St Peter's)
The Third stage will be implemented in two packages.
The package I: includes the construction of 9km of twin tunnels, associated ramps and supporting operational facilities with construction targeted to commence in 2018 and potentially opening to traffic in 2022.
Package II: includes the construction of the Rozelle Interchange and the Iron Cove Link, including the supporting green space of up to 10ha of land with construction targeted to commence in 2019 and slated for completion in 2023.
It includes the construction of sideways, pavements, medians, related infrastructure facilities and the installation of street lights and sign boards.
In October 2012, INSW recommended NSW Government the concept to develop the project.
In December 2012, Sydney Motorways Project Office (SMPO) was established to develop a detailed business c4-ase for the project. SMPO invited proposals from organizations, pre-qualified on government contract panels, seeking advisory services and also community consultation for the project was initiated in the same month.
In January 2013, a team of infrastructure development partners was selected to prepare a business case and develop design and construction solutions for the project.
The team working on Westconnex planning includes:
a. A consortium led by Ferrovial Agroman and Leighton Contractors, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group Ltd (formerly known as Leighton Holdings prior to April 2015), to develop key design aspects along Parramatta Road. Urbis is providing urban planning and urban design services as part of the Ferrovial Agroman consortium;
b. A consortium led by Thiess and Baulderstone/Bouygues to develop plans for the Airport Access Link and Inner West Tunnel, in coordination with the SMPO.
c. The consortiums working on the Airport Access Link and Inner West Tunnel include AECOM, Aurecon, Bamser, Conybeare Morrison, GHD, Hyder, Halcrow, Pells Sullivan Meynink, SMEC, and Turner and Townsend;
d. Ernst & Young to carried out economic modeling for Westconnex and Macquarie Bank to scope financing options;
e. AECOM to develop traffic modeling, which would be used for infrastructure development and toll revenue forecasts; and
f. Allens Linklaters to provide strategic legal advice for the Westconnex business case.
The federal government provided an initial installment of US$25 million funding to the NSW Government to undertake planning work and identify a process to develop the project.
In March 2013, the planning team initiated the process of preparing a business case for the project.
In November 2013, expression of interest (EOI) was invited for the appointment of construction contractor for the stage 1A of the project.
In January 2014, six construction contractors and joint ventures submitted EoI to develop the Stage 1A section. The six construction firms are Laing O’Rourke Ferrovial Agroman joint venture; Salini Impregilo joint venture; Lend Lease Engineering; McConnell Dowell OHL joint venture; Rizzani De Eccher Leighton Contractors joint venture; and Thiess.
In March 2014, the government shortlisted four preferred bidders for stage 1A including Lend Lease Engineering; McConnell Dowell OHL joint venture; Rizzani De Eccher, Leighton Contractors joint venture; and Thiess.
In May 2014, Commonwealth of Australia and New South Wales Governments signed a funding agreement for the development of the project and issued expressions of interest for Stage 1B (M4 East).
The federal government will provide US$3,248 million funds through a concessional loan to the NSW Government. The state government will finance US$1,670 million for the project.
In August 2014, three consortia were shortlisted for the stage 1B link including Future Connect Joint Venture with Acciona Infrastructure Australia, Obayashi Corporation, McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd and Ghella Pty Ltd; Lend Lease Bouygues Joint Venture with Lend Lease Engineering Pty Ltd and Bouygues Construction Australia; and Thiess Samsung John Holland Joint Venture with Thiess, Samsung C&T Corporation and John Holland.
On September 15, 2014, an EOI was issued for the appointment of the design-build contractor for the package II of the second stage.
In November 2014, the planning application for the second stage was lodged.
In December 2014, Leighton Contractors in a joint venture with Rizzani de Eccher was selected by the WDA to design and construct the Stage 1A.
In January 2015, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was appointed as an engineering consultant for first and third stages of the project.
On March 8, 2015, construction works on the Stage 1A commenced.
On June 5, 2015, APP Corporation in association with SMEC Australia was appointed as Independent Certifier for the stage 1B Motorway of the first stage.
On June 8, 2015, a joint venture of CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Leighton Contractors, John Holland and Samsung C&T was appointed as design-build contractors for the Stage 1B(M4 East Motorway) for the first stage of the project.
In July 2015, construction on the King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade commenced.
On September 3, 2015, the US$5,266 million design-build contract was awarded to Leighton Contractors joint venture with CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Dragados and Samsung C&T for the package II of second stage project.
On November 23, 2015, Samsung C&T was awarded US$840 million transportation infrastructure contract for the second stage of the project.
On December 18, 2015, Fulton Hogan Egis O&M Pty Ltd was awarded the operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for first and second stages.
In February 2016, planning approval was received for the construction of first stage tunnel and a planning application was lodged for the third stage.
On March 4, 2016, a groundbreaking ceremony held for the Stage 1B.
On April 21, 2016, the project secured NSW planning approval for the second stage.
Australian Government has provided US$212 million loans for New second stage in budget 2016–17 and it will also provide a concessional loan of US$1,062 million to accelerate delivery of the New second stage.
In May 2016, construction works commenced and underway on Stage 1B.
On May 17, 2016, a joint venture of Jacobs Engineering and Aurecon was appointed as design consultant contractor for the second stage.
On July 11, 2016, project secured environmental approval for the second stage from the Federal Government.
In July 2016, tunneling works commenced on Stage 1B(M4 East) and construction commenced on Package II of Stage 2.
On November 11, 2016, new designs for the third stage were revealed and will increase capacity from three to four lanes in each direction and exit and entry ramps at Camperdown were removed.
On November 17, 2016, the third stage secured planning approval and an environmental impact statement is expected by mid-2017.
On November 21, 2016, Expression of interest (EOI) issued for the construction works of Package I of the third stage with submission deadline as November 30, 2016. EoI for Package II is expected in the third quarter of 2017.
On November 29, 2016, the tunneling works on the second stage commenced and are underway with completion scheduled for 2020.
In December 2016, the upgrade works of US$93.9 million King Georges Road interchange completed.
A consortium of CP2, IFM, and favorite Transurban; a consortium of Macquarie, QIC and AMP Capital and Netflow, a JV between Cintra and Plenary are planning to bid for the acquisition of the project. However the project had been thought the three different stages of the project would be sold separately, but the prospective bidders hope they can secure the network as one.
On May 9, 2017, Federal Government committed to provide US$533 million concessional loan for Stage 2 under 2017-2018 budget.
Detailed designs has been unveiled for Stage III.
On May 12, 2017, The City of Sydney submitted proposals to abandon Stage III of the project, in order to hand over land reclaimed to housing projects. However, NSW Government rejected the proposals.
On June 16, 2017, a joint venture John Holland and CPB Contractors and a joint venture of Lendlease, Samsung and Bouygues have been selected as the shortlisted bidders to tender for the Stage III of the project.
The NSW Government is planning to proceed with the sale of at least a 51% stake in the Sydney Motorway Corporation to help fund Stage III. Expressions Of Interest (EOIs) are expected to be called in 2017 with transaction closing date of mid-2018.
In July 2017, Expression of interest (EOI) issued for the construction works of Package II of the third stage with submission deadline is September 15, 2017, for stage III.
Construction activities on 1B and Package II of the second stage are underway and are scheduled to be completed in 2019 and the first quarter of 2020 respectively.
Tender activities on Package I and Pre- tender activities on Package II for Stage III are underway and Construction activities on stage III are slated to commence in 2018 and scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2022.
Construction activities on stage III are expected to commence on green space in 2019 and expected to compleScope
The project involves the construction of a 33km road linking Sydney's west with the airport and the Port Botany precinct in New South Wales, Australia.
The US$15,500 million project includes the following:
A. Stage I:
1. Construction of M4 East link between Homebush and Haberfield
2. Construction of three-lane tunnels
3. Upgrade of the Concord Road interchange
4. Realignment of surface roads at City West Link and Parramatta Road (Wattle Street)
5. Widening of M4 section from Church Street to Homebush Bay Drive
B. Stage II
1. Upgrading the King Georges Road and M5 interchange
2. Widening to four lanes each way between King Georges Road, Beverly Hills, and the M5 tunnel portals
3. Building a tunnel from St Peters to join the widened M5 East surface section
4. Construction of connections to St Peters and the airport precinct
C. Stage III: M4-M5 Link (Haberfield to St Peter's)
1. Construction of twin road tunnels with the length of approximately 9km under Package I
2. Construction of the Rozelle Interchange and the Iron Cove Link under Package II
3. Construction of sideways
4. Construction of pavements
5. Construction of related infrastructure facilitiesReasons To Buy
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