John Holland has been selected by the WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA) to design and construct the WestConnex M4 East Motorway, in a joint venture with Leighton Contractors and Samsung C&T. The approximately $2.7 billion contract will generate total revenue for John Holland of approximately $900 million over the next four years.
Seven kilometres in total length, the M4 East will join the M4 Widening at Homebush Bay Drive and provide a 5.5 kilometre tunnel with three lanes in each direction from the M4 at North Strathfield to Parramatta Road and City West Link, Haberfield.
Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said it’s an exciting project for John Holland and a strong endorsement of the business’ market-leading tunnelling expertise.
“WestConnex is the largest integrated transport and urban revitalisation project in Australia, bringing together a number of important road projects to form a vital link in Sydney’s Orbital Network,” Mr Palin said.
“Our tunnelling expertise has been deployed on many major infrastructure projects worldwide and we’re pleased to be able to contribute to the economic growth of Sydney with a project that eases congestion, creates jobs and connects communities.
“It is a privilege to work once again with the NSW Government to deliver this crucial project,” he said.
Mobilisation for the M4 East Motorway is expected to commence onsite in 2016 in preparation for tunnelling activities to commence later in that year. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The 33-kilometre WestConnex motorway will link Sydney’s west and south west with the city, airport and port. It is being constructed in three stages and progressively opened, with final completion scheduled for 2023.