The Australian and NSW governments are building 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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Feb 2023 – Investigation work
Transport for NSW is continuing work to investigate a gas main located next to Elizabeth Drive in Cecil Park on Thursday 16 February and Friday 17 February 2023. Our night work hours will be between 9pm and 5am. Read the latest night work notification (PDF, 447.72 KB).
Jan 2023 – M12 early works – night work
Transport for NSW will continue work to investigate a gas main located next to Elizabeth Drive in Cecil Park on Monday 23 January and Tuesday 24 January 2023. Our night work hours are between 9pm and 5am. Read the night work notification (PDF, 449.76 KB).
Jan 2023 – Continuing M12 early works
Early gas, water and electrical works are continuing from Monday 9 January 2023 in preparation for major construction of the M12 Motorway East section. Read the the January 2023 work notification (PDF, 447.98 KB).
Dec 2022 – Community update
Construction on the Central and West sections of the new $2 billion, 16 kilometre toll-free M12 Motorway is underway. Please see the December 2022 Community update (PDF, 2.32 MB).
Aug 2022 – Start of major construction
Major construction has started on the West and Central sections of the M12 Motorway between The Northern Road, Luddenham and Duff Road, Cecil Park.
Our work hours will be between7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 6pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays.
Read the the August 2022 community update (PDF, 2.61 MB).
- Start date of major construction: August 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 $4.4 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.
Successful contractors announced
Construction of the $2 billion M12 motorway is set to begin in the coming months with the announcement of the successful contractors to deliver the central and west sections of the project. Seymour Whyte will build the central section of the M12 between Cecil Park and Badgerys Creek, while CPB Georgiou Group Joint Venture will deliver the western section to The Northern Road, which includes the airport interchange and Elizabeth Drive flyover.
Wylde Mountain Bike Trail
Wylde is a purpose-built mountain bike trail and BMX track located within Western Sydney Parklands that provides a variety of riding options for children and beginners to the more adventurous rider.
The M12 Motorway route required the former Wylde MTB to be relocated within Western Sydney Parklands.
Following consultation between the Western Sydney Parklands Trust, Transport for NSW and Bicycle NSW, the relocated trails and new BMX facility is expected to open in August 2022.
The new facility will be a major recreational destination for western Sydney, with over 12km of mountain bike trails, a brand new BMX track, the biggest pump track in the southern hemisphere and new picnic areas.
For more information about the Wylde visit the Western Sydney Parklands Trust website.
M12 Motorway east section
The M12 Motorway East section extends from Duff Road, Cecil Park to the M7 Motorway and includes an interchange with the M12 Motorway and Westlink M7, and a new connection with Elizabeth Drive.
We are currently progressing with the final stage of the design for the Elizabeth Drive Connection, which is expected to be completed by late 2022. Early utility works are currently being carried out in preparation for future construction.
For further information about this project, please contact:
Phone: 1800 517 155