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Acknowledgement of Country — WestConnex would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we have built WestConnex and our public art and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and invite everyone to share, be proud and be empowered by their culture.

Frequently asked questions


What is WestConnex?

WestConnex is Australia’s largest road infrastructure project and is a critical part of a broader plan to get Sydney moving. Along with the NSW Government’s record investment in public transport infrastructure, WestConnex is easing congestion, creating tens of thousands of jobs, and connecting communities. When complete in 2023, WestConnex will provide motorists with a continuous, 33km traffic-light free motorway network, with connections for future projects linking the north shore and northern beaches, Sydney Airport and the southern suburbs.
  • The M8 is stage two of the wider WestConnex network and will be linked with the M4 via the M4-M5 Link Tunnels, which is currently under construction.
  • The WestConnex Public Art Program is a legacy project as part of the M8.
  • The Visual Arts & Design Educators Association (VADEA) have partnered with WestConnex to develop the educational materials for Canal to Creek.
  • These materials have been designed by experienced Visual Arts educators in support of students and teachers studying and delivering the NSW Curriculum for Visual Arts.
  • Cultural Capital are a visual arts and place making consultancy located in Newtown.
  • WestConnex has engaged this professional curation organisation to commission the eighteen artworks.
  • Students will be able to experience the artworks from the comfort of the classroom or even their own home.
  • The interactive portal provides dedicated resources, immersive experiences and interactivity like no other educational space.
  • Visual Art students can let their creativity flow and hear from the experts, who are already delivering world class public artworks.
  • Teachers can use the portal to deliver an immersive learning experience.
  • The portal provides teachers with the necessary tools to allow them to use the WestConnex Public Art Program as a major case study.
  • Each artwork has dedicated resources developed for Stages 4 and 5, including Unit Overviews, individual worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and a detailed image and video library.
  • Some resources can also be used for Stage 6.
  • One of the things we are most proud of at WestConnex is our ability to go beyond just building new roads. WestConnex is committed to giving back to the communities along the project corridors and returning open spaces in a better condition than what we found them.
  • Please visit our Community Benefits page for further information.