Last week, New South Wales Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay revealed the details of the interchange, which will be built primarily beneath the disused former Rozelle Rail Yards site.
The majority of the interchange will be grassed over with a new large park.
“This will be a game-changer,” Mr. Baird said. “What is currently an inaccessible eyesore will be reborn as parkland, with the potential for cycle ways, playgrounds and sporting grounds.
“Up to 10 hectares of new parkland will connect Annandale and Rozelle via pedestrian and cycle links and also provide a green link between Easton Park and Bicentennial Park.”
The new tunnelled connection to the Iron Cove Bridge will be built within the existing WestConnex budget as part of the Rozelle Interchange and motorists will be able to travel through the tunnel from the Iron Cove Bridge to the Anzac Bridge or onto other sections of the WestConnex network, via the interchange.
Mr. Gay said the intersection will be an incredible engineering feat.
“The new tunnel connection is a wonderful addition to WestConnex which won’t cost a cent more and will reduce traffic volumes on Victoria Road by nearly half,” Mr Gay said.
The Government will be seeking feedback from the community on the concept design for the interchange.