Aerial view of M12 area

M12 Motorway

The Australian and NSW governments are proposing to build a new motorway as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) road investment program. The new motorway will provide direct access to the Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek and connect to Sydney’s motorway network.

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OCT 2019

OCT 2019Exhibition of Environmental Impact Statement has started

The M12 Motorway Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now available for viewing. The EIS is on exhibition from 16 October to 18 November 2019. Information sessions will be held during the exhibition period giving the community an opportunity to talk directly to the project team.

Read our latest October 2019 community update (PDF, 17.4Mb).

For more information on the M12 Motorway, go to our M12 Portal.

Project information

  • Start date of major construction: early 2022
  • Expected completion date: before the opening of the Western Sydney International Airport
  • Funding: Australian and NSW governments

The M12 Motorway would provide direct access to Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek and connect to Sydney’s motorway network.

The corridor route is an east-west 16 kilometre motorway between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and The Northern Road, Luddenham. The motorway would provide increased road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future. It would also improve the movement of freight in and through Western Sydney.

The M12 Motorway forms a key part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP). The WSIP is a joint initiative of the Australian and NSW governments to fund a $4.1 billion road and transport program for Western Sydney and is designed to capitalise on the economic benefits of the Western Sydney Airport as part of an integrated transport solution for the Western Sydney region.

  • Direct access to Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek from the M7 Motorway and the upgraded The Northern Road
  • Improved access to the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the South West Growth Area
  • Increased road capacity for future growth and development
  • Improved traffic safety for road users
  • Pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure
  • Improved freight movement to key commercial centres
  • Reduced congestion impact on the community and businesses by providing more capacity.
  • An east-west 16 kilometre motorway between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and The Northern Road, Luddenham
  • A motorway built for four lanes (with provision for up to six lanes) with a median to separate opposing traffic flows
  • A direct connection to Western Sydney International Airport
  • A new connection to The Northern Road with traffic lights
  • A motorway-to-motorway interchange at the M7 Motorway
  • Provision for a future interchange connecting Mamre Road and Devonshire Road at the M12 Motorway.

The M12 Motorway Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now on exhibition.

The EIS exhibition period is an important opportunity for the community and key stakeholders to comment on the proposed motorway’s design and environmental and social impacts.

The EIS exhibition opens on 16 October. Information sessions will be held during the exhibition period giving the community an opportunity to talk directly to the project team. Our information session dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • Thursday, 24 October – 5pm to 8pm Kemps Creek Public School, 100 Cross Street, Kemps Creek
  • Saturday, 26 October – 10am to 1pm Holy Family Primary School, Lot 32 Willowdene Avenue, Luddenham
  • Saturday 2 November – 10am to 1pm Kemps Creek Sporting & Bowling Club 1490 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek
  • Thursday, 7 November – 5pm to 8pm Holy Family Primary School, Lot 32 Willowdene Avenue, Luddenham

You can also visit a display location to view a copy of the EIS from 16 October:

  • Roads and Maritime Services office, 20–44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point
  • Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, 320 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • Nature Conservation Council, 14/338 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • Western Sydney Airport Experience Centre, Eaton Road, Luddenham
  • Service NSW Centres (electronic copies available only)
  • Council offices:
    • Fairfield City Council: 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley
    • Liverpool City Council: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool
    • Penrith City Council: Civic Centre 601 High Street, Penrith
    • Camden Council: 70 Central Ave, Oran Park
  • Libraries:
    • St Clair Library: Shop 12, St Clair Shopping Centre, Bennett Road and Endeavour Avenue, St Clair
    • Wetherill Park Library: 561–583 Polding Street, Wetherill Park
    • Carnes Hill Library: 600 Kurrajong Road, Carnes Hill

To make a submission go to: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/majorprojects/project/10226.

Submissions must be received by 11.59pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

Construction of the motorway is expected to start in early 2022, subject to approval of the EIS.

 

Community information

Community members provided feedback in 2018 on the preliminary design and access strategy for the M12 Motorway.

The comments and our responses to them are detailed in the community consultation report.

The preferred M12 Motorway route will require changes to the existing Wylde Mountain Bike Trail located within the Western Sydney Parklands. We are working closely with the Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Bicycle NSW on plans to relocate the trail. The relocated bike trail is expected to be completed before construction of the M12 Motorway starts.

For more information about the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail visit the Western Sydney Parklands Trust website.

We have carried out detailed site investigations, including biodiversity, Aboriginal and cultural heritage and geotechnical. These investigations will inform the design of the project and contribute to the development of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

View or download the M12 preliminary design map.

Project documents

Community updates

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October 2019 M12 Motorway brochure

M12 Motorway project summary.

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October 2019 community update

M12 Motorway.

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June 2019 community update

M12 Motorway.

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February 2018 community update

M12 Motorway.

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November 2016 community update

M12 Motorway.

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February 2016 community update

M12 Motorway between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and The Northern Road, Luddenham.

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July 2015 project update

M12 Motorway between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and The Northern Road, Luddenham.

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Reports

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December 2018 community consultation report

M12 Motorway Preliminary Design and Access Strategy.

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November 2016 preferred corridor route report

M12 Motorway.

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Contact us

For further information about this project:

Contact us online

Phone: 1800 517 155

Email: m12motorway@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124.

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