Woolacotts Consulting Engineers have been engaged to provide Civil, Structural and Hydraulic Engineering services on the Legacy Project, an aspect of the new Westconnex design in New South Wales.
Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC)was established in August 2014 to finance and deliver major infrastructure solutions to support Sydney’s long-term economic growth and high-quality transport connections for anticipated population growth. SMC is currently delivering the WestConnex motorway, one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, on behalf of the NSW Government.
The project, Westconnex, is about 6.5km long, with 5.5km of the motorway in tunnel. The M4 East extends the M4 Motorway in tunnels between Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush and Wattle Street, Haberfield via Concord. It also includes provision for the future connection to M4-M5 Link. The M4 East is the first underground section of WestConnex. It will connect to the widened M4 and extend it via twin motorway tunnels from Homebush to Haberfield.
Featured above: Architectural section undertaken by Spackman Mossop Michaels – Landscape Architect.
The Westconnex Legacy Project
The Legacy Project applies to some land adjacent to the motorway including residual land, landscaped areas and in some instances, other public land adjacent to residual land sites identified in the M4 East Urban Design and Landscape Plan.
Six Legacy Project areas were identified including: Ashfield, Haberfield Gardens, Cintra Park, Concord Islands and Powells Creek.
Woolacotts was engaged by SMC to undertake civil, structural and hydraulic engineering services for the Powells Creek and Haberfield Gardens projects. This includes:
– New paths, including bike path connections
– Tiered seating adjacent recreational slides
– Pedestrian boardwalk/bridge
– 3m high x 100m long noise wall (along Wattle Street)
Justin Chirillo, Woolacotts Principal Civil Engineer stated:
Leaning on our extensive experience with community infrastructure projects, including a range of paths and cycleways, our team are eager to deliver high quality designs and solutions for this large-scale project.”
To learn more about our community infrastructure projects, and working with council and Government, visit our projects page, here.