WESTLINK M7 MOTORWAY

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Value: A$2.2 B Western Sydney Orbital (WSO)

  • Contract: PPP Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) 

  • Parties: State Government of NSW & West Link M7

  • Contractor: Leighton Abigroup Joint Venture (LAJV)

  • Operator: WestLink M7

  • Status: In operation

Westlink M7 is a 40km toll road in Sydney connecting the M5 at Prestons, the Hills M2 at Baulkham Hills and the M4 at Eastern Creek.

It was Sydney's first distance-based toll road.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

  • 40 km of dual carriageway freeway with two lanes in each direction

  • 18 grade-separated interchanges, including Australia’s first complete freeway-to-freeway interchange

  • 146 bridges and 56 km of noise walls

  • a high-quality off-road cycleway that stretches the length of the route

  • the motorway is electronically tolled

PROJECT BENEFITS

  • safer and more efficient for both passenger vehicles and freight

  • travel time reliability and travel time savings by eliminating up to 56 sets of traffic lights compared to the alternative route

  • better access to employment opportunities 

  • stronger economic growth within western Sydney

  • reductions in the numbers of heavy vehicles using local roads

  • better air quality and less noise in key residential areas

KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

  • equity representative in commercial and legal negotiations including Design Build joint venture and O&M joint venture

  • tolling and customer management contract negotiations 

  • transaction and financial close management of equity interests

  • project delivery controls and planning strategy

  • tolling infrastructure and system subcontract negotiations

 

Business commencing August 2020

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