Elizabeth Drive upgrade


Project overview

The NSW Government is planning for the proposed Elizabeth Drive upgrade between the M7 Motorway at Cecil Hills and The Northern Road at Luddenham.

Latest news

November 2023 - REF submissions closed 31 October 2023

The feedback period for the Elizabeth Drive upgrade REF is now closed. 

We thank the community and stakeholders for their feedback during this time. A Submissions Report will be published which will summarise the feedback received for the project and our responses. 

While this period of consultation has closed, we will continue to keep the community up-to-date as the project progresses.

October 2023 – Online information session recording

We would like to thank the community for attending our online information session on 17 October 2023. The session was recorded and we have uploaded the video for viewing.

17102023 Elizabeth Drive upgrade online information session

September 2023 - Review of Environmental Factors

We have developed a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed Elizabeth Drive upgrade.

The REF outlines the preferred features of the concept design, assesses a range of potential environmental impacts expected when the road is in construction and operation. The REF will include measures on how we plan to minimise these impacts to our customers and the community.

For more information, view the community update (PDF, 4.63 MB) and separate REFs for the Elizabeth Drive East (PDF, 75.69 MB) and West (PDF, 71.08 MB) upgrades.

Project information


The Western Sydney International Airport and development of the 11,200-hectare airport precinct that will evolve around it is one of Australia’s largest infrastructure and city-shaping programs. The Western Sydney Airport Precinct will transform into a thriving cultural, social and economic hub underpinned by a safe, reliable and integrated transport network for local communities and industry.

To address this growth and increase in traffic we are planning to upgrade Elizabeth Drive. It will  provide direct access to Western Sydney International Airport, access to employment lands with the Western Sydney Airport Precinct and connect to north-south corridors that are enabling growth of nearby precincts.

Today the road is mostly a two-lane undivided road, with no footpaths, no median and a speed limit of 80km/h.

The proposed Elizabeth Drive upgrade would provide two lanes in each direction together with a median island, landscaping and paths to improve safety and congestion for neighbouring communities.

We have divided this upgrade in to two distinct parts – Elizabeth Drive West and Elizabeth Drive East:

  • Elizabeth Drive West upgrade (ED West) is about 3.6km from The Northern Road to near where the future M12 crosses Elizabeth Drive at Badgerys Creek.
  • Elizabeth Drive East upgrade (ED East) is about 7.8km in length from near where the future M12 crosses Elizabeth Drive at Badgerys Creek to 600 metres east of Duff Road at Cecil Park.

Next steps

At the end of the REF display period, we will publish a submissions report on this webpage. The report will include a summary of the community feedback received on the project and our responses.

We will continue to keep the community up-to-date as the project progresses.

Useful links

For more information on the:

Project documents

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Community updates


Review of Environmental Factors – Elizabeth Drive upgrade East

Review of Environmental Factors – Elizabeth Drive upgrade West

Consultation reports

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 865 303 (toll free)


Mail: Elizabeth Drive upgrade, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124.