Past events and partnerships
Sydney Motorway Corporation was a Gold Partner for the 2017 and 2018 Experience It! one-day student conference. As part of our Community Connections Program we helped Engineers Australia and Western Sydney University promote STEM disciplines to female students across western and south-west Sydney, as well as giving them exposure to the great opportunities available when working on a project like WestConnex. 'Experience It!' provides NSW high school girls in year 11 the chance to meet engineering professionals and the opportunity to experience various engineering fields first hand.
Sydney Motorway Corporation was proud to be a Presenting Partner of CoLABS in 2017 - a new outdoor exhibition at the Bungarribee Western Sydney Parklands that fused art and science into practical and dynamic pieces of art - a first for western Sydney.
The partnership supported the expansion of STEM capabilities across the western Sydney region. Visitors toured the parklands to interact with large-scale art installations, interactive displays, sculptures and exhibits that foster scientific exploration and cultural expression.
Sydney Motorway Corporation commissioned a sculpture for the event, created by western Sydney artist Mehwish Iqbal. This sculpture will eventually have a permanent home along the project corridor.
NSW AECG annual STEM camps
In November 2017, members of the WestConnex New M5 team volunteered at a STEM camp for indigenous students at the Royal National Park run by the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance. The students met WestConnex engineers who provided practical application of their skills and links to future employment.
Engineering Link Group
Through the WestConnex New M5 project, Sydney Motorway Corporation has partnered with Engineering Link Group to deliver an interactive workshop for year 11 and 12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics students each year. WestConnex engineers will mentor students over a two-day course to solve engineering problems