Stage 2 WestConnex works to commence any day now

Inner West Council has received notice that the Australian Government has granted approval for stage two WestConnex (new M5 including St Peters Interchange) works to commence

The approval, which was signed on 11 July by Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt, means that electrical works in the WestConnex-affected streets in St Peters could start as early as this weekend.

Council expects the works to cause major disruption – especially to pedestrians and residents.

The Minister for the Environment’s approval reads:

To construct and operate the WestConnex New M5 Motorway, comprising twin 9 km tunnels from the existing M5 East Motorway, from King Georges Road, Beverly Hills to St Peters, including above ground components such as the interchange and connections to the existing road network at St Peters and associated construction compounds.

The Administrator of Inner West Council Richard Pearson said residents in St Peters will see works and activity very soon.

"These works have not been approved by Inner West Council. They are approved by the NSW Government and the Australian Government," he said.

The early works will involve digging up footpaths, removal of trees, and according to WestConnex officials, probably the permanent placement of an electronic road sign on a local footpath.

Residents in in Brown, Silver, Edith, Florence, St Peters and Church streets in St Peters will be the most adversely affected.

For a copy of the approval notification, contact the Communication team.

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2022