Contract awarded for $3.9b WestConnex Rozelle Interchange project

JCL Joint Venture (John Holland/CPB Contractors) have been selected as the successful design and construction contractor for the Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link, the final and critical component of Sydney’s WestConnex project.

The $3.9 billion design and construct contract includes work for a complex underground motorway junction, which will transform the formerly unused rail yard site and deliver 10 hectares of new open space to the local community, improving access to public transport.

The contract includes works to enable connections to the proposed Western Harbour Tunnel and road upgrades around the Bays Precinct and Inner West. The Western Harbour Tunnel enabling works will provide significant benefits to the community by reducing future construction requirements and disruption.

Stuart Ayres, minister for WestConnex, said Roads and Maritime Services had undertaken a successful procurement process that will enable significant community benefits and ensure the final stage of WestConnex will be delivered on schedule.

“The announcement shows we are getting on with delivering major infrastructure to help address congestion in Sydney,” Ayres said.

“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.

“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.”

The M4-M5 Link is the final stage of WestConnex, linking the new M4 and new M5 motorways, providing seamless underground travel for tens of thousands of vehicles every day.

The Rozelle Interchange and Iron Cove Link is part of the M4-M5 Link, providing a new underground motorway interchange to City West Link and an underground bypass of Victoria Road between Iron Cove Bridge and Anzac Bridge.

This is the final WestConnex contract and the project remains within its $16.8 billion budget. Construction on the Rozelle Interchange is expected to commence in mid-2019 and be completed by 2023.