M5 Motorway westbound traffic upgrade – from Moorebank Avenue to Hume Highway

The NSW Government is planning to ease congestion and improve safety on the M5 Motorway for motorists travelling westbound between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway.

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SEP 2022

SEP 2022Community update

Transport for NSW is progressing with plans to improve the M5 Motorway for motorists travelling westbound.

View or download the latest community update (PDF, 6.6Mb) to find out about the project.

AUG 2022

AUG 2022Early plans to ease congestion

The NSW Government is planning to ease congestion and improve safety on the M5 Motorway for motorists travelling westbound between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway.

We have now developed a Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 16.3Mb) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposal. Feedback from the community and stakeholders will be considered in the detailed design.

Project information

Motorists travelling westbound on the M5 Motorway through Moorebank currently experience traffic congestion in the afternoon peak. This is caused by traffic entering the motorway westbound at Moorebank Avenue, and merging with traffic already on the motorway that is looking to exit at Hume Highway. Increasing heavy vehicles travelling from the Moorebank Intermodal Park will also add to the congestion.

Transport for NSW has identified a design to upgrade the M5 Motorway westbound in this area to reduce congestion and improve the surrounding road network efficiency. The recommended design would include the following:

  • A new two lane bridge over Georges River and the T2, T3 and T5 railway lines, connecting the M5 Motorway and Moorebank Avenue to the Hume Highway
  • A new underpass at Moorebank Avenue for traffic exiting the M5 Motorway at Hume Highway
  • A new shared exit with Moorebank Avenue for traffic wishing to exit the M5 Motorway at Hume Highway
  • Closing the existing exit from the M5 Motorway to Hume Highway between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway.
  • Provide a reliable road network to support economic and residential growth in western Sydney
  • Reduce congestion by removing the traffic weave
  • Improve safety and access to the Liverpool CBD
  • Provide pedestrian and cyclist connection across the Georges River.
  • Provide efficient, reliable travel between the Moorebank Intermodal Park and the state road network
  • Support the M5 Motorway as the key gateway for south‑west Sydney
  • Improve traffic flow across Georges River.

The contract for the review of environmental factors has been awarded and design work is now under way. The review of environmental factors was displayed from 29 August 2022 to 29 September 2022. Submissions are now closed.

Project documents

Project notifications

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March 2021 project notification

M5 Westbound upgrade between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway - investigation work from Thursday 4 March.

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December 2020 project notification

M5 Westbound upgrade between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway continuing investigation work from Friday 11 December.

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October 2020 project notification

Investigation work as part of the M5 Westbound upgrade between Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway from Monday 2 November.

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July 2020 project notification

Plans progressing on M5 Motorway westbound, Moorebank Avenue and Hume Highway upgrade.

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August 2019 project notification

Day and night work on M5 Motorway, Hume Highway and Moorebank Avenue from Tuesday 13August 2019.

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Community updates

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September 2022 community notification

M5 Motorway upgrade westbound from Moorebank Avenue to Hume Highway

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August 2022 community update

M5 Motorway upgrade westbound from Moorebank Avenue to Hume Highway.

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December 2019 community update

Have your say - recommended design.

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Review of environmental factors

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August 2022 review of environmental factors

Main report.

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Appendix C

Noise and Vibration.

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Appendix D

Traffic and transport.

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Appendix E

Hydrology and flooding.

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Appendix F

Surface Water and Groundwater.

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Appendix G

Preliminary Site Investigation and Landfill Gas Assessment.

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Appendix H

Biodiversity.

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Appendix I

Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Heritage.

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Appendix J

Landscape character and visual impact.

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Appendix K

Socio-economic assessment.

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Appendix L

Climate Risk Assessment.

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Reports

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July 2020 community consultation report

M5 Motorway Westbound Traffic upgrade.

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December 2019 options report

M5 Motorway Westbound Traffic upgrade.

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Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Phone: 1800 519 525

Email: M5moorebank@transport.nsw.gov.au

Post: M5 Motorway westbound traffic upgrade, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124.

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