9.16 Appendix 16: WestConnex Delivery Authority - 1 July to 30 September 2015

The WestConnex Delivery Authority (WDA), a public subsidiary corporation of Roads and Maritime Services constituted under section 55C of the Transport Administration Act 1988, was dissolved on 1 October 2015. Upon dissolution, the Authority's assets, rights and liabilities became the assets, rights and liabilities of Roads and Maritime Services. This appendix includes information relevant to the operation of WDA in the period prior to dissolution.

Roads and Maritime is now the Government client for the WestConnex motorway. In this capacity, Roads and Maritime has entered into a contractual arrangement with Sydney Motorway Corporation to design, build, own and operate the motorway on behalf of the NSW Government. Following the dissolution of the WDA, procurement and delivery functions were transferred to Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC) Pty Ltd (ACN 601 507 591) and a number of Government functions were transferred to Roads and Maritime Services.

SMC is now responsible for the financing, delivery and operation of WestConnex. Roads and Maritime acts on behalf of the NSW Government to:

Comprehensive up-to-date information on the WestConnex project is accessible from external link.

Sydney Motorway Corporation (SMC)

Sydney Motorway Corporation Pty Ltd external link is a private company limited by shares and established by the NSW Government in August 2014 under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

SMC is governed by a majority independent Board appointed by its joint shareholders, the NSW Treasurer and the NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight on behalf of the State.

SMC has established a number of wholly-owned subsidiaries for the delivery and financing of each major WestConnex project.

About WestConnex

Up until 30 September 2015, WDA was responsible for delivering WestConnex external link. WestConnex is Australia's largest transport infrastructure project. It will generate more than 10,000 jobs during the construction phase, including more than 500 apprentices and trainees, and inject more than $20 billion into the State's economy.

WestConnex is part of an integrated transport plan to keep Sydney moving - easing congestion, creating jobs and connecting communities. The new motorway will provide crucial support for Sydney's long-term economic and population growth. WestConnex will:

WestConnex is made up of six projects as shown below.

Figure 8: WestConnex indicative corridor
A map showing the 33 kilometre indicative route of WestConnex. The map shows the location and completion date of the 6 projects that make up WestConnex. The 6 projects are being delivered in 3 stages, which are:
Stage 1: M4 widening opening in 2017 and the M4 East Extension opening in 2019. Stage 2: the King George Road Interchange upgrade opening in 2017 and the New M5 opening in 2020 and; Stage 3: the M4-M5 Link which will join the M4 East at Haberfield with the New M5 at St Peters with two 9 kilometre new tunnels, which is due to open in 2023.

A crucial part of an integrated transport solution for Sydney

Since 2011, the NSW Government has undertaken a comprehensive review of the State's transport infrastructure and urban development needs. The conclusions of this work are set out in the NSW Long Term Transport Master Plan 2012, NSW State Infrastructure Strategy 2012, NSW State Infrastructure Strategy Update 2014, NSW Freight and Ports Strategy and A Plan for Growing Sydney. All of these key strategies identify WestConnex as a key priority for a sustainable Sydney.

Key benefits

The key benefits of WestConnex are: Community benefits: removal of through traffic from local areas, more time with family and friends, connected communities and better and more reliable journeys.
Economic benefits: $20 billion worth of economic benefits to NSW plus the creation of more than 10,000 jobs including hundreds of apprenticeships. Easing Congestion: WestConnex will result in time saving for journeys with up to 52 sets of traffic lights being bypassed and by 2021 CO2 emissions from vehicles on this route will be reduced by 610,719 tonnes.

WestConnex Delivery Authority organisational structure

Figure 9: WDA organisational structure 1 July - 30 September 2015
The WestConnex Delivery Authority Organisational Structure. The WestConnex Delivery Authority is made up of 14 Divisions that report to the Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the WestConnex Delivery Authority Board, which provides oversight and assurance to the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight.

Changes in operation

In June 2015 the NSW Government took the opportunity to evolve the early governance model created to deliver WestConnex and began to transfer the project delivery functions of WDA to SMC.

The transfer continued during the reporting period and completed on 1 October 2015. After the transfer and dissolution of WDA, Roads and Maritime Services took responsibility for some key government agency functions as detailed at the start of this Appendix.

Changes to the WDA Board

In June 2015 with the commencement of the transfer of WDA functions to SMC, the WDA Board was reconfigured and reverted to an advisory Board to facilitate the transfer of functions to the SMC. The Board comprised Tim Reardon, in his capacity as Secretary of Transport for NSW, and Peter Duncan, in his capacity as the Chief Executive of Roads and Maritime.

Table 42: WDA advisory Board 1 July - 30 September 2015
Name Particulars

Mr Peter Duncan AM

Chief Executive Roads and Maritime Services

Peter Duncan was appointed to the WDA Board in his capacity as Chief Executive of Roads and Maritime Services.

He has led the Department of Services, Technology and Administration, Forests NSW (a Public Trading Enterprise), and Centennial Parklands (a Government Trust). Peter was also previously Deputy Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Director, Estate Management for the Olympic Coordination Authority.

In 2015-16 his appointments included Chair of Austroads, and Director of Roads Australia.

Mr Tim Reardon

Secretary for Transport for NSW

Tim Reardon was appointed to the WDA Board in his capacity as Secretary for Transport for NSW.

Tim was previously a Strategic Adviser in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu's Economics and Infrastructure Advisory Group and he has extensive government and private sector experience in NSW, Queensland and overseas.

Tim previously held senior roles in the Department of Transport as Director of Rail Policy, Manager of Transport Integration, and Senior Policy Adviser for Industry Reform. In Queensland, he was Executive Director of the Policy Division for the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

WestConnex senior executives

Dennis Cliche resigned as Chief Executive upon his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of SMC in August 2015. Peter Duncan replaced Dennis Cliche as Chief Executive of WDA.

Table 43: WDA senior executives 1 July - 30 September 2015
Name Position held Experience

Dennis Cliche

Chief Executive

(1 July 2015 - August 2015)

Dennis was previously Managing Director of ConnectEast, operator of Melbourne's EastLink tollway where he led the company from early ramp up to steady state operations. He oversaw the company's sale to eight pension funds and its subsequent delisting from the ASX. More recent activities included the refinancing of $1.2b debt including an inaugural issue of Australian bonds.

Prior to ConnectEast, Dennis was CEO of TransdevTSL, a joint venture company responsible for the Australian public transport operations of Transdev/Transfield Services including Yarra Trams, Shorelink Buses and Brisbane Ferries. He started his career with Air Liquide Canada and spent 22 years with the Air Liquide Group in a variety of executive and technical roles in Canada, France and Australia. His last role was Managing Director of Australia/New Zealand.

Prior to joining WDA, he was also the Honorary Consul of Canada in Victoria, a Director of Roads Australia and was Chairman of the Transport Reform Network. He holds the Ordre National du Mérite from the French government.

Peter Duncan

Chief Executive

(August 2015 - 30 September 2015)

See Table 42.

Robert Rust

Chief Operating Officer

(1 July 2015 - 30 September 2015)

Robert has more than 20 years of experience in the area of privately financed projects with a focus on road, stadia, rail and power, including bidding and delivering projects such as Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Melbourne City Link and Melbourne Regional Fast Rail. He also ran bids for the Basslink Power Interconnector, the Melbourne Docklands Stadium and a number of rail projects.

Prior to joining WDA, Robert spent five years as Chief Executive of Health Infrastructure, overseeing the planning, management and delivery of major capital works projects and sub-programs greater than $10 million within the NSW Health Asset Acquisition Program, including their Public Private Partnership Program, which included Royal North Shore Hospital.

Bill Hartnell

Chief Financial Officer

(January 2015 - September 2015)

Bill is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in the transport and infrastructure sectors. He has worked across the public and private sectors including for Qantas, Integral Energy and NSW Treasury.

Key responsibilities have included capital management (investment and funding), management of major reforms and business planning.

Ken Reynolds

Project Director, New M5

(March 2015 - September 2015)

Ken has been involved with major projects and public private partnerships for most of his career including design, construction, operations and ownership (including concession financing) both in Australia and overseas.

His experience includes Melbourne Citylink, the Clem7 tunnels, the new Darwin prison, the new Port Botany container wharf and a cable-stayed bridge at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Ken has held directorships and senior executive roles in a number of organisations including Baulderstone, Lend Lease and Transurban. Ken led the Transurban equity investment of the M7 Motorway and took up the initial Chief Executive position for the M7 Motorway.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Sydney.

Maryanne Graham

Acting Director Community and Stakeholder Relations (1 July 2015 - 30 September 2015)

Maryanne has held senior executive and advisory roles with state and federal government agencies and publicly-listed companies for more than 19 years.

She has also played a key role in major infrastructure projects including the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project, Transfield Services Initial Public Offering, Walsh Bay Urban Renewal project, NSW Waratah Rail Project, Royal Newcastle Hospital Development and the franchising of Melbourne's Yarra Trams.

Maryanne holds a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle and has extensive experience in the areas of corporate strategy, risk management, stakeholder engagement and issue management.

Review of operations (1 July 2015 to September 2015)

WestConnex external link is being delivered in three stages over 10 years and has been designed to limit the number of property acquisitions and reduce the impact on local communities and the environment.

Stage 1

M4 Widening

The M4 Widening external link will widen the M4 Motorway to four lanes in each direction between Church Street, Parramatta and Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush. This section of the M4 is one of Sydney's most congested roads. The $497 million widening to be completed in early 2017 will support 1,000 jobs on site and another 1,000 indirectly. During the reporting period, piling works and the excavation of the median strip started, the project's pre-cast yard was under construction and equipment was being tested ahead of the production of the first girders.

M4 East

The M4 East external link will extend the M4 Motorway from Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush to City West Link/Parramatta Road, Haberfield with two new tunnels, three lanes in each direction. The M4 East will generate more than 4,120 full time equivalent jobs per average year of construction.

The Environmental Impact Statement for the M4 East was on public exhibition for community comment for 55 days from 9 September 2015 receiving more than 4,000 submissions.

In August 2015 work commenced to relocate the Cintra Park hockey fields in Concord, to accommodate a major construction compound for the project. The new sporting facilities are at St Lukes Park, Concord, with work completed in 2016.

Stage 2

New M5

The New M5 external link will double the capacity of the M5 East corridor with new twin tunnels running underground for nine kilometres between Kingsgrove and St Peters. It includes a major new interchange at St Peters.

The New M5 will generate more than 4,390 full time equivalent jobs per average year of construction.

In September 2015 the preferred design for the New M5 was announced with the Leighton Dragados Samsung Joint Venture as the preferred tenderer.

King Georges Road Interchange Upgrade

In June 2014, the federal government committed to a $2 billion concessional loan to fast track the New M5. As a result, work on the King Georges Road Interchange upgrade began in July 2015, up to 18 months earlier than planned.

The Environmental Impact Statement for the project was approved in March 2015 and construction work started in July 2015. The project is on track for completion in early 2017.

M4-M5 Link

The M4-M5 Link external link will join the M4 East at Haberfield with the New M5 at St Peters with two new tunnels, three lanes in each direction. The preliminary design M4-M5 Link allows for interchanges at Rozelle and Camperdown.

Between 1 July 2015 and 30 September 2015, WDA prepared the business case for the M4-M5 Link.

Alexandria landfill

Alexandria landfill was identified as the preferred site for the St Peters Interchange in 2014. Between 1 July 2015 and 30 September 2016, work was underway at the site under existing Environmental Protection Authority licences and approvals.

Community engagement

Between 1 July 2015 and 30 September 2015, WDA delivered a comprehensive community engagement and communication program.

Community information sessions

WDA hosted three community information sessions in September 2015 to support the release of the preferred design for the WestConnex New M5.

Shopping centre kiosks

WDA hosted public information kiosks in four local shopping centres between February 2015 and 30 September 2015, these kiosks provided opportunity for local community members to learn more about WestConnex. The kiosks were located at Centro Roseland Shopping Centre, Westfield Hurstville, Westfield Burwood and Westfield Parramatta. More than 11,000 customers visited the four kiosks between 1 July 2015 and 30 September 2015.

Communication materials

Notifications and door knocking activities were carried out to advise local residents of project progress and work activities. In addition, WDA published and distributed a range of communication materials during the reporting period, including:

Meetings and briefings with key stakeholders

During the reporting period, WDA continued to meet with key stakeholders and community representatives to update them on the WestConnex project, answer questions and respond to feedback. These activities included residents and business associations, peak industry groups, Urban Growth NSW, Department of Planning and Environment, Roads and Maritime, Transport for NSW, and other government agencies.

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