M4-M5 information for residents - Dec 2019

WestConnex Community Information Sessions

WestConnex are holding two community information pop in sessions in December on the M4-M5 Link tunnels. 

Session 1 - Wednesday 11 Dec, 4-7pm - Sydney Park Pavilion, Sydney Park Euston Road, St Peters.
Session 2 - Saturday 14 Dec, 10am-1pm - M4-M5 Link Community Information Centre 201-205 Parramatta Road, Haberfield. 

Contact WestConnex for information on these sessions.

M4-M5 Tunnel Route

This is the M4-M5 tunnel route map which allows you to zoom into your street address and see whether tunnelling will occur under your property and what the proposed depth of the tunnel will be. Just hold your mouse over your location and you will see the information appear in a pop out box.

Sub-Stratum Acquisitions

If your home is directly above the tunnel route, the Government will compulsorily acquire the land underneath the property. You will be sent a Property Acquisition Notice (PAN) under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 before any tunnelling commences. This compulsory acquisition does not preclude or prevent a property owner from selling/buying/re-mortgaging the subject property. 

You can contact RMS for more information about substratum acquisitions by calling (02) 8849 2308 during working hours.

Property precondition assessments 

If your home is above or within 50 metres from the proposed tunnel, you should receive an offer for a free property pre and post condition assessment from the RMS, 2-3 months prior to work beginning on tunnelling under your street and 12 months after the tunnel has been operational. You can also apply for a dilapidation report from the Inner West Council but these reports cannot be used as evidence in any legal proceedings against RMS. This page gives all the information you require concerning both the RMS and Inner West Council’s property assessments.

Independent Property Impact Assessment Panel

A condition of the Approval of the M4-M5 Link was that the RMS establish an Independent Property Impact Assessment Panel before any works commence. The Panel is responsible for independently reviewing condition survey reports, the resolution of property damage disputes and the establishment of ongoing settlement and vibration monitoring requirements. Either party can refer a dispute to the Panel with all costs borne by the RMS. For information on this panel contact RMS

WestConnex Community Reference Groups

Local community members can have issues raised via the WestConnex Community Reference Group and the Inner West Council's WestConnex Community Liaison Forum meetings via the community representatives. You can contact the Inner West Council for more information on these groups. 

Community groups such as the WestConnex Action Group, Newtown Residents Against WestConnex, Leichhardt Against WestConnex and Rozelle Against WestConnex also provide information about local campaigns and developments. 

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