M12 Motorway

M12 Motorway

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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Latest news

OCT 2022

OCT 2022Weekend closure of Elizabeth Drive – 21 to 24 October 2022

Elizabeth Drive between Badgerys Creek Road and Devonshire Road will be closed from 8pm Friday 21 October to 5am Monday 24 October 2022 to complete a water main installation. For more information on the closure including detours, please see the October 2022 project notification (PDF, 506Kb).

AUG 2022

AUG 2022Start 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 between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 6pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays.

View or download the August 2022 community update (PDF, 2.61Mb).

JUL 2022

JUL 2022Preparation work for major construction

Preparation work for the major construction of the M12 Motorway will start from Friday 5 August 2022. View or download the M12 West preparation work notification (PDF, 305Kb) and M12 Central preparation work notification (PDF, 355Kb).

MAY 2022

MAY 2022Continuing M12 early works

Early gas, water and electrical works will be carried out until December 2022 in preparation for major construction of the M12 Motorway. View or download the May 2022 early works notification (PDF, 1,018Kb).

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Project information

  • 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.

Community information

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 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.

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.

Contact us

For further information about this project:

Contact us online

Phone: 1800 517 155

Email: m12motorway@transport.nsw.gov.au

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

The M12 Motorways team may collect personal information from you to provide you with information about our services and answer any enquiries that you may have. 

The personal information you provide will be kept on the Transport for NSW stakeholder database for the use of Transport for NSW and its contractors, who will follow Transport’s privacy guidelines

Transport will send correspondence to me via my preferred form of contact.

Complaints and enquiries about the M12 Motorways project are required to be added to the project Complaints Register and the following will apply:

  1. the Complaints Register may be forwarded to Government agencies, including the Department, to allow them to undertake their regulatory duties;
  2. by providing personal information, the complainant authorises the Proponent to provide that information to government agencies; 
  3. the supply of personal information by the complainant is voluntary; and
  4. the complainant has the right to contact government agencies to access personal information held and to correct and amend that information.
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