Planning for the proposed M12 motorway – a future key corridor through south west Sydney – will be informed by significant community feedback following today’s release of public submissions.
The submissions, and amendment reports, for the proposed M12 Motorway are now available following significant feedback that has been open since October 2019.
Community members and stakeholders are encouraged to make further submissions responding to the Amendment Report before the exhibition period closes on 4 November 2020.
The proposed M12 between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road is expected to start in 2022 with completion scheduled prior to the Western Sydney International Airport opening in 2026.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the feedback would shape how the project developed between the M12, Elizabeth Drive and the Western Sydney International Airport.
“If the community supports these changes, the future development could deliver greater connectivity and improved access for motorists on the M12 Motorway,” Mr Tudge said.
“Getting cracking on the M12 will help unlock the economic benefits that Western Sydney International Airport will deliver to the region and beyond.”
New South Wales Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said more than 50 submissions were received and Transport for NSW will now begin consultation on the proposed changes before a further detailed design stage.
“The M12 will provide direct access to the new Western Sydney International Airport and fully connect to Sydney’s motorway network,” Mr Constance said.
“Some of the proposed changes to the design are currently being reviewed to include additional connections between the M12 and Elizabeth Drive, as well as new intersections from Elizabeth Drive into the Airport Business Parks.
“The release of the Submissions Report and the Amendment Report show the project is one step closer to reality.”
A Facebook Live session will be held for the community to engage virtually with the project team. The website has also been updated to include a ‘virtual information room’ where the community can interact with maps, driver views and watch video footage of the project.
For the latest project information or to view the Submissions Report or Amendment Report visit: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/m12-motorway/index.html
The Concessionaire of the M7 Motorway recently put an unsolicited proposal to the New South Wales Government offering to deliver the M7/ M12 interchange as part of a broader program to widen the M7 Motorway.
This proposal is currently being considered by the New South Wales Government.
The M12 project is jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $1.402 billion and the New South Wales Government $350 million.