The Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link Program (WHTBL) is a major program of works comprising a new motorway crossing of Sydney Harbour, creating a new western bypass of the Sydney CBD Improving the efficiency of Australia’s busiest road, the Warringah Freeway and a motorway link between the Northern Beaches and the existing Sydney motorway network near North Sydney and Artarmon.
Late last year, WSP in joint venture with Arup, was awarded a new contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) as Technical Adviser for WHTBL. We will be delivering the final Reference Designs, Scope of Works and Technical Criteria, providing technical inputs into the planning approval process and procurement documents to support the procurement of all component projects of WHTBL. The new engagement continues our successful partnership with TfNSW on the WHTBL from our existing Technical Adviser contract which has been underway since early 2017.
The Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link program is a major transport infrastructure program that will make it easier, faster and safer to get around Sydney. By creating a western bypass of the Sydney CBD, the Western Harbour Tunnel will take pressure off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Tunnel and Anzac Bridge; while Beaches Link will create an alternative to the Military Road and Warringah Road corridors to relieve traffic pressure on the North Shore.
Proposal Manager, Peter Letts said, “From our previous years’ work on the project we were confident that we knew what TfNSW was after and felt we were well placed to continue to our work on this project with our key client TfNSW.
“Our hard work has paid off with this new engagement which extends our support through to the second half of 2022.”