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The NSW and Federal Governments, Transurban and the M7 Westlink Shareholders (the Project Sponsors) are planning to build, operate and maintain a tolled motorway linking the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills – called NorthConnex.
The proposed nine kilometre tunnel motorway includes interchanges to the north and south to accommodate connections at either end of the project. When complete, it will link Sydney's north to the Orbital network and form part of the National Highway route.
As part of the wider Sydney road network, NorthConnex provides a direct connection from north to western and southern roads – keeping Sydney and the NSW economy moving.
The link between the M1 and M2 is recognised in the NSW Government's State Infrastructure Strategy and NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan as important infrastructure for freight traffic and the wider connectivity within NSW to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow along Pennant Hills Road.
The $3 billion project, consisting of a construction budget of $2.65 billion in addition to land and project delivery costs, will be funded through toll charges with a contribution from the NSW and Federal Governments of up to $405 million each.
Learn more about the NorthConnex project
The NSW Government is proceeding with works on the Northconnex project. As part of the project, vegetation will be removed in several areas.
Affected residents in these areas have received the following information:
View vegetation clearing fact sheet (pdf. 935KB)
View Northern Interchange Compound site establishment fact sheet (pdf. 1MB)
Letter advising of night work on M2 (pdf. 287KB)
Map distribution area advising of night work (pdf. 374KB)
Letter advising electricity cable installation (pdf. 852KB)
Map of distribution area electricity cable installation (pdf. 886KB)
Letter advising clearing and building removal Bareena Avenue (pdf. 719KB)
Map distribution area Bareena Avenue clearing and building removal (pdf. 213KB)
These are State Government approved works so any queries or concerns should be referred to the Northconnex information hotline which is 1800 997 057.
Project information line: 1800 997 057 (free call)
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