Preferred contractor announced for $2bn M12 Motorway project in NSW

Monica Gameng   |   May 9, 2022
M12 Motorway (cr: Transport for NSW)

Construction on the M12 Motorway in New South Wales is on track to commence this year as the State Government appoints a preferred contractors to deliver the central and western sections of the new motorway. 

The joint venture between CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors and Georgiou Group has been awarded the contract, which will generate revenue of about $245 million for CPB Contractors. 

On the other hand, Seymour Whyte has been awarded the contract to build the central section of the new motorway.

“This is an exciting time for Western Sydney and CPB Contractors is applying its expertise on projects across the region. We are very pleased to have another opportunity to deliver an important part of the infrastructure required to support the new airport,” CIMIC Group Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said. 

“CPB Contractors will ensure that this project creates opportunities for local suppliers and sub-contractors. Our teams are experienced in safely delivering major road projects in Sydney and will deliver this road according to schedule, ensuring it is available before the Western Sydney International Airport opens,” CPB Contractors Managing Director Jason Spears said. 

The approximately $2 billion M12 Motorway project is being built as part of the $4.4 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) and it is set to provide a direct access to the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport at Badgerys Creek as well as link to Sydney’s motorway network once completed. 

m4eoq3North east over Airport Interchange (source: NSW Government - M12 Motorway)

The M12 Motorway is going to be a 16-kilometre east-west motorway that runs between the M7 Motorway, Cecil Hills and the Northern Road in Luddenham. 

Key features of the M12 Motorway also include: 

  • A motorway built for four lanes (with provision for up to six lanes) with a median to separate opposing traffic flows 
  • A direct connection to Western Sydney International Airport 
  • A new connection to The Northern Road with traffic lights 
  • A motorway-to-motorway interchange at the M7 Motorway 
  • Provision for a future interchange connecting Mamre Road and Devonshire Road at the M12 Motorway 
  • New bridges across Ropes Creel, Kemps Creek, South Creek, Badgerys Creek, Cosgrove Creek as well as several roads including Clifton Avenue, Elizabeth Drive, Range Road, Luddenham Road and Wallgrove Road 
  • Other works including access roads, control centre facilities, and pedestrian and cycling links 

“Western Sydney will be home to not just a new world-class airport, but a fantastic new motorway catering to locals and visitors from all around the world, ensuring easy and quick access.

“In addition, the M12 will also complement upgrades to local roads and a new Sydney Metro, Western Sydney Airport Link, providing improved access to cater for future growth in Western Sydney.

“Our strong economic management means we can invest more in infrastructure and build the things that make a difference to people's lives - this is how we're delivering a better future for NSW families,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said.

x6b2v4Shared user path east along the motorway (source: NSW Government - M12 Motorway)

Construction of the new motorway is going to be split in three sections namely Western, Central and Eastern sections. 

The western section will involve the construction of approximately 6.1 kilometres of the M12 Motorway - including the airport interchange and Elizabeth Drive flyover - along with 11 bridges. Meanwhile, the central section of the project will include the construction of the motorway between Cecil Park and Badgerys Creek.

The eastern section of the M12 Motorway will include a connection to Elizabeth Drive and the M7 Motorway, and procurement for this package of works will get underway this year.

The M12 Motorway is expected to be completed in late 2025. 

This project is anticipated to support up to 2,400 jobs during its construction.

Source: CPB Contractors; CIMIC Group; Transport for NSW; NSW Government – M12 Motorway; Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline ; NSW Government - Media Releases

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