Five consortia express interest in Australian WestConnex Stage Two project

11 November 2014

AUSTRALIA - The Australian and New South Wales Governments have announced the WestConnex Stage Two project has entered a new phase with five consortia expressing interest in delivering Sydney┬╣s M5 East corridor.

These new motorway tunnels will run from the existing M5 East corridor at Beverly Hills via tunnel to St Peters, providing improved access to the airport, south Sydney and Port Botany precincts.

Assistant minister for infrastructure Jamie Briggs and NSW minister for roads Duncan Gay announced the international companies and consortia bidding to build the WestConnex Stage Two tunnels are: Lend Lease Acciona Joint Venture; Leighton Dragados Samsung Joint Venture; Salini Impregilo; Strabag; and TunneLink (consisting of Ferrovial Agroman, Ghella and McConnell Dowell Constructors).

The preferred design and preferred contractor for the Stage Two tunnel work will be selected by mid-2015, ahead of the exhibition of the environmental impact statement.

The Stage Two tunnel contract is the second multi-billion dollar WestConnex contract to go to market, following the M4 East tunnel contract for Stage One.