Seymour Whyte to deliver Sydney’s new M12 Motorway

Seymour Whyte has been selected by the NSW Government to deliver part of Sydney’s newest motorway, the M12, as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) road investment program.

The M12 Motorway will provide direct access to the Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek and connect to Sydney’s motorway network. Seymour Whyte will deliver a 7.5-kilometre section of the motorway’s central package of works, between Badgerys Creek and Duff Road, Cecil Hills, including local access roads.

Seymour Whyte is currently delivering the Western Sydney International Airport Landside Civil and Building package of works; and has recently delivered several Western Sydney projects, including the Narellan Road upgrade, the award-winning M4 Smart Motorway – the first of its kind in NSW – and the landmark Yandhai Nepean Crossing in Penrith to name a few.

Steve Lambert, Seymour Whyte Chief Operating Officer, said, “The M12 Motorway project plays a key role in supporting integrated transport in the region, capitalising on the economic benefits from developing the Western Sydney International Airport at Badgerys Creek.”

“The project will play a vital role in connecting Western Sydney’s current and future local residential, commercial and industrial areas to the key transport corridors of the M4, M5 and M7 Motorways and The Northern Road.”

“Seymour Whyte has a long track record of delivering high-quality projects in the region, with our local people. We’re very proud to deliver new infrastructure for the people of Western Sydney.”

“We have a great relationship with our client and supply chain, and we’ll continue to work closely with them to add critical value in delivering this new motorway that’s pivotal to regional growth,” he said.

Patrick McCormack, Seymour Whyte General Manager – Central, said, “The M12 Motorway project will provide local opportunities for economic participation and involve a high level of local employment and subcontracting.”

“The project will feature a locally-based employment and sustainable procurement strategy to stimulate the local economy and create jobs and skills that will continue beyond the project.”

“Sustainability to minimise our environmental impact is a key focus for the project. We are committed to implementing sustainable solutions to mitigate the impact of our operations and construction activities on the environment by optimising resources to move towards a circular economy, and acting for the climate,” he said.

Seymour Whyte is targeting an ‘excellent’ sustainability rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC), through sustainable initiatives such as reusing/recycling 95% of the excavated material, using recycled aggregates for the sub-base layers and minimising water-use on the site.

The scope of works includes bridgeworks, earthworks, pavements, stormwater drainage, ITS, active transport / shared user paths, public utility adjustments and protection works, street lighting, property adjustments, and landscaping.

Work on the M12 Motorway is expected to start in mid 2022 and will be completed before the Western Sydney International Airport opens in 2026. More than 52,000 vehicles a day are expected to use the new motorway.