Aurecon to help design one of Australia’s biggest transport projects

WestConnex New M5 project in Sydney

WestConnex New M5 project

13 May 2015 - Aurecon is set to contribute to one of Australia’s biggest transport projects, following the announcement of the CPB Contractors Dragados Samsung Joint Venture (CPBDS-JV) as the successful contractor for the delivery of the WestConnex New M5 project in Sydney. Aurecon and Jacobs, in joint venture (AJJV), are the lead designers for the project.

The New M5 is a key element of the WestConnex master plan for Sydney. It will double the capacity of the heavily congested M5 East motorway corridor by providing new 9 km long twin tunnels from Kingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peters.

Aurecon will provide key engineering design services across design management, civil, tunnel, road, bridge, cut and cover, drainage, HV and LV, lighting, M&E spatial, water treatment, environmental, traffic modelling and buildings services.

Geoff Linke, Managing Director, Infrastructure, said this was a chance to work with best in class contractors and partners, to deliver a project that will support Sydney’s growing transport needs.    

“It is a project through which Aurecon can help shape a major city on the global stage, with the WestConnex motorway predicted to deliver $20b in economic benefits to New South Wales.

“This project will allow our people to apply their great skills with pride and intent on making a valuable difference.

“Most importantly, the New M5 project will deliver significant benefits for Sydney motorists.” 

Aurecon is currently working on a number of other key Sydney transport infrastructure projects, including NorthConnex, a nine kilometre motorway tunnel linking Sydney’s north to the orbital network.

About the project

WestConnex New M5 project consists of 9 km of twin road tunnels from the existing M5 East at Kingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peters.

There are two primary tunnel cross sections for two lanes and three lanes. Ventilation facilities will be located at Kingsgrove, Arncliffe and St Peters.

The St Peters Interchange will include numerous large box girder bridges.

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