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Charles MacDonald

Topic: An in-depth analysis of the WestConnex Project

Presented by: Mr Charles MacDonald, Strategic and Technical Advisor for the Sydney Motorway Corporation


This presentation will provide an in-depth analysis of the WestConnex project, which is part of an integrated transport plan to keep Sydney moving and is currently the largest infrastructure project in Australia. The new motorway will provide crucial support for Sydney’s long-term economic and population growth. The presentation will cover:
• What is WestConnex and its benefits?
• Project timeline of planning and construction
• Update on the progress of the project to date
• Industry partnerships
• Community support for the project
• Future procurement opportunities

Key words: Major infrastructure, tunnelling, motorway

About the presenter

Charles is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the design and construction of civil infrastructure works worldwide and is a Fellow of both the Institution of Engineers, Australia and the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK. He has held various senior positions with contractors, consultants, the public sector and academia. He has extensive experience in the design, construction and operation of tunnels for a wide variety of purposes including road and rail transport. Charles holds a doctorate in project management from RMIT, Melbourne, an MBA from the University of Queensland plus engineering and science degrees from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also a qualified mediator and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.