Construction work has begun on Sydney’s M12 motorway, with RA members central to delivering the $2 billion project.
The new motorway will provide users with direct access to the Western Sydney International Airport now under construction, and connect that facility and the wider aerotropolis with the rest of Sydney’s motorway network.
The central section of the M12 between Cecil Park and Badgerys Creek is being delivered by Seymour Whyte, while the western section to The Northern Road (which includes the airport interchange and Elizabeth Drive flyover) is being delivered through a joint venture between CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors and Georgiou.
The M12 will also strongly recognise the region’s Indigenous heritage, with the project plan focused on ‘Connection to Country’ which incorporates a seed collection program to replant local species, as well as a sculpture – ‘The Great Emu in the Sky’ – which will celebrate stories held by the Darug Community.
The M12 motorway is expected to be completed in 2026, prior to the scheduled opening date for Western Sydney International Airport.