WestConnex

Client: Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)

Location: NSW

Role: RMS WestConnex Interface Team - Executive Support, Project Controls Manager and Technical Support

Date: 2015 - present

WestConnex is a 33km motorway that connects western Sydney with Sydney Airport and Port Botany. The $17B project will be delivered in stages, with D&C contracts for stages 1A, 1B and 2 now awarded. Construction of stage 1A will be completed in early 2017. Construction of stages 1B and 2 will be completed in 2019. Stage 3 is currently planned for completion by 2023 but may be accelerated.

WestConnex will operate as a toll road.

Scope of work

RMS is the State’s client for the WestConnex project, interfacing with Sydney Motorway Company (the ‘special purpose vehicle’ responsible for procuring and managing D&C contracts, O&M contract(s), debt finance and concessions for each stage of WestConnex).

Through key members of RMS’s WestConnex Interface Team, E3 Advisory has provided:

  • Commercial and technical guidance in the finalisation of Project Deeds and Project Scopes of Work and Technical Criteria for various stages of WestConnex
  • Management of key interfaces between RMS and the WestConnex project, including the future integration of the WestConnex project into the remainder of the RMS road network and future implementation of ‘Managed Motorway’ technology
  • Project Controls for RMS. Key interface touch points include provision of land and project approval milestones for Stages 1B and 2. As each stage moves into detailed design and construction the WestConnex Interface team will oversee design reviews by RMS and compliance with conditions of approval

Key achievements

  • Successful resolution of complex technical issues that have emerged during delivery of Stages 1A and 1B, and during procurement of Stage 2, of WestConnex
  • Facilitation of support within RMS for new technologies that will provide the State with improved value for money outcomes
  • Development of a project controls dashboard to provide relevant information to RMS senior management
  • Successfully implemented a controlled Scope of Works and Technical Criteria review process that enabled RMS to obtain the benefits of the preferred tenderer’s concept design while ensuring the relevant technical experts within RMS endorsed any changes in the wording of the Scope of Works and Technical Criteria