JV selected to deliver $3.9B WestConnex M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange

Plans for the new WestConnex M5 motorway in NSW are gaining traction as a new tunnelling location has been identified on government land.A joint venture has been selected to deliver the $3.9 billion WestConnex M4-M5 Rozelle Interchange.

John Holland and CPB Contractors are expected to begin construction on the project by mid 2019, with construction to conclude in 2023.

The project aims to connect the extended M4 and the new M5 to the Anzac Bridge and Victoria Road, while also providing for a connection to the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project.

The interchange is expected to generate $1.95 billion to CPB Contractor’s parent, the CIMIC Group.

Minister for WestConnex Stuart Ayres said Roads and Martime Services had undertaken a successful procurement process that will enable community benefits.

“This great result has been made possible through the highly collaborative tender approach, which allowed shortlisted parties and the government to truly innovate, share knowledge and leverage opportunities,” Mr Ayres said.

“The winning design solution will deliver 8,000 additional square metres of public open space than originally expected. The additional public space also delivers improved pedestrian connectivity to public transport including the light rail, and the future Sydney Metro West.”

John Holland CEO Joe Barr said the critical section of the motorway will make Sydney more connected than ever before.

“This will also reduce congestion in the inner west and future proof the motorway for links to the Western Harbour Tunnel further down the track,” Mr Barr said

CPB Contractors Managing Director Juan Santamaria said the contract reflects the company’s experience in delivering major transport projects.

“We’re proud to be working with Roads and Maritime Services to ensure the safe and on-time delivery of this important project.”

This is the final WestConnex contract and the project remains within its $16.8 billion budget.

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