Shortlisted route options for M12 Motorway announced
15 february 2016
Planning for the new M12 Motorway in Sydney’s west is moving ahead with the community invited to have its say on eight shortlisted route options.
“As part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, the Australian and NSW governments are getting on with delivering the road network western Sydney needs to capitalise on the economic benefits of building a new airport at Badgerys Creek,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.
“Community feedback is being invited until Friday 11 March to help determine the preferred route for the new M12 Motorway, which would connect the M7 Motorway at Cecil Hills to The Northern Road at Luddenham and ensure direct access to the new airport.
“Building this new 14 kilometre link in the Sydney Motorway network would transform road connections in western Sydney, which remains one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
“With an extra one million people expected to live in the region by 2031 we are delivering the infrastructure needed in advance of the expected population growth.”
The Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the Federal and State governments have together committed $1.25 billion to the M12 Motorway project.
“Once complete, the Motorway would increase capacity and provide improved access to future development areas including the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area and the South West Priority Land Release Area and allow more efficient freight movements around commercial centres,” the spokesperson said.
“The motorway would have capacity for up to six lanes with interchanges at The Northern Road, the new airport at Badgerys Creek and the M7 Motorway, and would feature an off road shared path for pedestrians and cyclists.
“Community feedback on the M12 study area has been vital in developing a shortlist of eight options to identify the best possible routes to minimise impacts on nearby homes and businesses.”
The community is invited to learn more at information sessions on Saturday 27 February, from 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 2 March, from 3pm to 6pm at Kemps Creek Public School at Kemps Creek.
Sessions will also take place on Wednesday 24 February, from 5pm to 8pm and on Saturday 5 March, from 10am to 1pm, at Holy Family Primary School at Luddenham.
Community feedback on the preliminary design for The Northern Road Stage 4 between Mersey Road, Bringelly and Littlefields Road, Luddenham is also being invited. Information about this project will also be available at these community sessions.
The preferred route option for the M12 Motorway is expected to be announced later this year.
To have your say on the shortlisted route options email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to M12 Motorway, Roads and Maritime Services PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124. To view the eight shortlisted options and video animation visit Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.