Easing Sydney’s Congestion – Pinch Point Program


Transport for NSW

Project value





Sydney, NSW



To support Sydney’s growing population, the Easing Sydney’s Congestion Program Office is working towards delivering significant improvements to reduce Sydney’s congestion. Key initiatives include the delivery of the M4 Smart Motorway, the Parramatta Congestion Improvement Program and accelerated Pinch Point and Clearways Programs.

Transport for NSW required an independent review team to review and comment from a constructability and compliance perspective on the project deliverables and designs produced by the professional services contractors appointed to deliver the works.

What we delivered

Transport for NSW with a number of independent reviews to date, including validating estimates, constructability assessments, critically examining the logic of project schedules, and seeking out risks and opportunities during all project phases.

Bellwether has also provided constructability advice to Transport for NSW. Our team of highly experienced infrastructure delivery experts have reviewed the projects and provided comments on the constructability of the design, relating to efficient construction methods, specification compliance and minimisation of impacts on stakeholders. This has helped the client make more informed decisions throughout the life of the project to date.

Key outcomes

Bellwether’s local and experienced team has ensured that all of Transport for NSW’s expectations have been met, if not exceeded, to date. This includes providing more certainty to the client around methodology and price to ensure a robust and prepared approach when taking the project to market. This is an ongoing engagement and Bellwether continues to support Transport for NSW as required.

As part of this project, Bellwether has initiated the adoption of an agile workplace on behalf of the client, which is not an approach that is often seen across construction projects. This has meant that the team has been able to engage with the right experts, at the right time, across the country. In some cases this has increased efficiencies, saved time and delivered the best outcomes for the project.

Carmichael Coal Mine & Rail Network
DTMR Henri Roberts Drive (in progress)
Blythe River Bridge Strengthening
North Brisbane Bikeway – Chalk Street to Price Street
Captain Cook Highway Smithfield Bypass
Tinaroo Falls Dam Raising
Nullinga Dam Detailed Business Case
Stony Creek & Lindenow Options
Warrego Highway / Mt Crosby Road Interchange Upgrade
Fairbairn Dam
Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP)
Land Street Bikeway Underpass Duplication
Morayfield Indoor Sports and Events Centre Expansion
Torbanlea – Pialba Road Floodway Replacements Business Case
Samford Road Options Analysis
Logan Motorway East Bound Drainage Improvements and Pavement Rehabilitation
Gold Coast Tourism Hub Project – Bundall Road Site
Greenbank Transport Corridor
South Burnett Regional Council Systems Review
Cannon Hill Shopping Centre Bus Facility – Bus Station Upgrade
Newell Highway Flood Immunity West Wyalong to Forbes
Mareeba-Dimbulah Road Widening and Roadside Safety Improvements
Calliope River Bridge and Anabranch Bridge: Engineering Analysis and Options Analysis
North Pine Hub Strategic Assessment
Gregory Highway 27B – LN1 Culverts Upgrade Planning (Business Case)
Barwon Heads Road, Black Rock Road and Staceys Road Roundabout
Pacific Highway Upgrade – Woolgoolga to Ballina
Easing Sydney’s Congestion – Pinch Point Program
Burdekin Falls Dam Improvement and Raising
M6 Early Works Construction
Warragamba Dam Expert Witness Report
South Batemans Bay Link Road
Gunns Gully Road Interchange
M1 Princes Motorway Improvements
Circular Quay Precinct Renewal
Wynnum Road Corridor Upgrade
Arrow Energy Dalby – Laydown Yard
MSC Charleville Industrial Estate
BSC Leans Creek Bridge & Richardsons Bridge Repairs
CHRC Springsure Landfill Rehabilitation
CHRC Capella Landfill Rehab & Transfer Station
MRC Whittle Street Drainage Upgrade
TRC South Street & Burton Street Intersection
Seqwater creek & pipe protection works
MRC Warland Street Drainage
MRC Mackay Bus Stop DDA Compliance Program
MRC Juliet Street Pavement Rehabilitation
NDRRA Flood Betterment Works
Retail First Brookside Shopping Centre Embankment Stabilisation & Car park extension
NSC Black Mountain Road Safety Improvements
TRC Toowoomba Waste Transfer Facilities (*3)
Australian Department of Defence – Kokoda Barracks
Australian Department of Defence – Enoggera Barracks
MRC Caping Road Bridge
DTMR Virginia Park ‘n’ Ride Upgrade
BRC Bruce HWY Upgrade & Streetscape, Gin Gin
MRC Milton Street & Archibald Street Intersection Upgrade
WDRC Warrego Highway Upgrade and Streetscape, Miles QLD
MBRC Aurthur Drewett Drive
WDRC Bundi Creek Bridge (in progress)
NSC Noosa Parade Upgrade