Plans to future-proof M7 and M12 motorways approved

M12, M7, NSW, road construction, Western Sydney,

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A new interchange between M7 and M12 has been approved by the NSW Government, providing a major boost to the road network in Western Sydney when it opens in 2026.

WSO Co will deliver the proposed works, which include widening the M7 between the M5 at Prestons and Richmond Rd at Oakhurst, building a new interchange between the M7 and M12 and an upgrade to Elizabeth Drive to connect it to the M12.

Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope said the project would provide a vital connection to the new toll-free M12 motorway and support the region’s projected growth.

“Western Sydney is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia, which is why the Government is investing in the transport and infrastructure now, to support this projected growth and ensure the region and its residents continue to thrive,” says Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope.

“The M7 will be widened to six lanes between Prestons and Oakhurst, meaning drivers can travel along this major Western Sydney road more quickly and safely, benefitting commuters and businesses that rely on this key freight route,” says Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope. 

“The project will also include integrating the M7 with the new M12, a 16-kilometre-long toll-free motorway that will connect to the new Western Sydney International Airport and Western Parkland City,” says Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope. 

“This will support workers and families across Western Sydney by cutting travel times and improving access to industrial hubs, including Bradfield,” says Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope. 

The agreement is subject to final planning approval. There will be no change to existing toll prices on the M7.

The M12 Motorway is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments and is scheduled to open in 2026.

Source: © State of New South Wales

Image source: © Transport for NSW

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