Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Early Design for M12 Motorway to Western Sydney Airport Revealed

Media Release

PF013/2018

22 February 2018

Joint release with:

Melinda Pavey

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Tanya Davies

NSW Member for Mulgoa

The early design of the M12 Motorway—which will provide first rate connectivity to Western Sydney Airport and a new motorway connection to rapidly growing areas of Western Sydney—has been unveiled today.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said the new 16-kilometre road would mean that when the new airport opens in late 2026, it will have a direct connection to Sydney's motorway network, unlocking the economic benefits Western Sydney Airport will deliver to the region and beyond.

The $5.3 billion airport, funded by the Turnbull Government, will support more than 11,000 jobs in the construction phase and 28,000 jobs by 2031.

“With an extra one million people expected to live in Western Sydney by 2031, the Turnbull and Berejiklian Governments are delivering the infrastructure needed to make a growing Western Sydney work for residents, and an ever better place to live and do business,” Mr Fletcher said.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the preliminary design had been developed and community feedback was now being sought to inform the next stage of design.

“Since the previous announcement, changes include moving the eastern section of the route northward to maintain the integrity of the Western Sydney Parklands and maintain the integrity and development potential of the area for future generations,” Mrs Pavey said.

NSW Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the M12 would be delivered in time for the opening of the Western Sydney Airport in 2026.

“The M12 Motorway is the next major project in the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, which has created hundreds of jobs,” Mrs Davies said.

Detailed investigations will take place in the next 12 months as the design is developed and the environmental assessment drafted.

Download vision of the proposed route at vimeo.com/256527114.