The NSW Government has selected a joint venture between RA members CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors and Georgiou to deliver the western section of Sydney’s new M12 motorway, while the central section will be built by RA member Seymour Whyte.
The M12 will be a critical piece of infrastructure that will connect the new Western Sydney Airport (currently under construction) to the city’s motorway network.
The western section entails the construction of 6.1 kilometres of motorway, including the airport interchange and Elizabeth Drive flyover, while the 7.5 kilometre central section will run between Cecil Park and Badgerys Creek.
The $2 billion project is being funded by both the Federal and NSW Governments. Construction work on these first two sections is expected to begin in the middle of this year, with up to 2,400 jobs being generated during the construction phase.
The final section of the project – the eastern section – will provide a connection to Elizabeth Drive and the M7 Motorway. Procurement for this section will occur in 2022.