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Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan Overview

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Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan Overview

The Australian and NSW governments are funding a 10 year, $3.6 billion road investment program for western Sydney. The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan will deliver major road infrastructure upgrades to support an integrated transport solution for the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing the proposed western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.

This programme includes:

  • Upgrade of The Northern Road to a minimum of four lanes from Narellan to Jamison Road, Penrith;
  • Upgrade of Bringelly Road to a minimum of four lanes between The Northern Road and Camden Valley Way;
  • Construction of a new east-west motorway to the airport between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road (to be known as the M12 Motorway);
  • Construction of the Werrington Arterial Road by upgrading Kent Road and Gipps Street to four lanes between the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway;
  • Upgrade of the intersection of Ross Street and the Great Western Highway; and
  • And a $200 million package for local roads upgrades, to be delivered across five rounds over ten years.

You can find out more about Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan on the Roads and Maritime Website and be sure to visit the Interactive Portal while you are reading up about this Major Infrastructure Project

View or download the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan brochure or Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan map using these links.



The project will upgrade around 35kms of The Northern Road from Narellan to Penrith. The project will see The Northern Road upgraded to a minimum four lane divided road, and up to eight lane divided road with dedicated bus lanes. The upgrade will be undertaken in stages to minimise disruptions to traffic. The first stage will involve the southernmost section of the road near Narellan, consistent with planning undertaken by the New South Wales Government. The upgrade to The Northern Road will also include interchanges with the new M12 motorway, the M4 and Bringelly Road.

The total cost of the project is $1,579.5 million. The Australian Government is providing $1,228.5 million and the NSW Government is providing $351 million towards the construction of this project.

The Northern Road Upgrade stages are:

  • Stage 1: 3.3km between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park
  • Stage 2: 10km between Peter Brock Drive, Oran Park and Mersey Road, Bringelly
  • Stage 3: 10km between Littlefields Road, Luddenham and Jamison Road, Penrith
  • Stage 4: 11km between Mersey Road, Bringelly and Littlefields, Luddenham
  • A grade separated The Northern Road and Bringelly Road Interchange

View or download the The Northern Road map

Kicks Off for Stage 1 The Northern Road Upgrade

Overview for Stage 3 The Northern Road Upgrade

The Northern Road and Bringelly Road Interchange

Bringelly Road Upgrade

The Australian and NSW governments have provided $509 million to upgrade Bringelly Road between Camden Valley Way and The Northern Road.

The Australian Government is providing $407 million and the NSW Government is providing $102 million towards the construction of this project.

The Bringelly Road Upgrade will deliver new and upgraded roads to support integrated transport in the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing a western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek. It will also improve safety, increase road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future.

This 10km project will include the upgrade of Bringelly Road from two lanes to a six lane divided road between the eastern side of Upper Canal bridge and the western side of the Eastwood Road intersection, through the future Leppington Town Centre. The rest of Bringelly Road will also be upgraded from two lanes to a four lane divided road with a central median, which would allow for widening to six lanes, when required.

The Bringelly Road Upgrade will be delivered in two stages:

  • Stage 1: 5.7km between Camden Valley Way and King Street
  • Stage 2: 4.3km between King Street and The Northern Road.

Roads and Maritime is also developing a proposal to upgrade the intersection of The Northern Road and Bringelly Road, Bringelly to a grade separated intersection (overpass).

Construction on stage one of the upgrade commenced on 20 January 2015 with construction of this stage expected to be completed late 2017.

The New M12 Motorway

The new motorway will provide direct access to a western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek and connect to Sydney’s motorway network.

The proposal is for an east-west motorway of about 14km between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road which would provide increased road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future. It would also improve the movement of freight in and through western Sydney and is expected to serve the South West Growth Area and the Broader Western Sydney Employment Area.

Currently a study area has been established to investigate the social, technological and environmental impacts the road will have and proposed routes will be made available for public viewing and feedback in early 2016.

Key features of the proposed M12 Motorway will be:

  • Constructed to accommodate a generally six lane divided motorway with a central median to separate opposing traffic flows
  • Grade separated interchanges at a western Sydney airport site access and at The Northern Road
  • A motorway-to-motorway interchange at the M7
  • Off-road shared pedestrian and cyclist paths.

Planning for this project is underway with construction expected to commence in mid 2020 and be completed in 2024.

Find out more about: M12 Motorway Project

Werrington Arterial Road

Kent Road and Gipps Street, Claremont Meadows is being upgraded to form the new Werrington Arterial Road. The Australian and NSW governments have provided $70 million to build this improved road infrastructure.

This upgrade will create a new link between the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway, increase capacity and improve travel times.

Construction started in March 2015 and the new Werrington Arterial Road will be open to traffic in late 2016.

Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek

The Australian Government has announced that Badgerys Creek will be the site for a Western Sydney Airport.

The Government is strongly committed to the Western Sydney region, where a new airport would be a major generator of economic activity—providing employment opportunities closer to where people in Western Sydney live.

Already over 300 jobs have been created as the first road projects of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan are now underway. The roads package and proposed airport would create up to a further 7,600 jobs during construction.

Over 30,000 jobs could be generated directly by the airport’s operation by 2060, and indirect employment around the airport site could contribute an additional 30,000 jobs.

  • A draft Airport Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement have been prepared and were on public exhibition from 19 October to 18 December 2015. More information is available on the Draft Airport Plan page and the Draft EIS page.

Community has their say on Western Sydney Airport draft Airport Plan and draft EIS

The Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development confirmed that Community submissions on the draft Airport Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Western Sydney Airport are now being compiled and considered after the 60 day consultation period closed at midnight on Friday 18 December.

“The consultation period has been an opportunity to ensure that this important infrastructure project will be able to deliver the best outcome for the Western Sydney community,” Mr Truss said.

“In total, we have received over 4,500 submissions, which will now be taken into account in finalising the EIS and Airport Plan. The final EIS will be provided to the Minister for the Environment for consideration and decision early next year.”

The comprehensive consultation period was widely promoted and included:

  • 16 public information sessions across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, with close to 1,500 people attending;
  • meetings with councils, businesses and tourism groups;
  • the draft Airport Plan and draft EIS being put on display in 19 local libraries;
  • an email and phone hotline were set up; and
  • an interactive noise modelling tool was made available online.

The Train to the Plane Connection

Badgerys Creek train line unlikely to be built before western Sydney airport opens. An airport will open at Badgerys Creek in about a decade, but the NSW and federal governments have admitted it’s unlikely that a train line to the site will be built in time.

The admission was made as the governments pledged $1 million each for a rail options plan, which is aimed at identifying how to best connect Badgerys Creek to the network.

“It’s not envisaged that there will be passenger rail transport available in the early years – the road network has been designed to take all of the traffic that’s expected in that period,” Federal Minister for Infrastructure Warren Truss said.

Plans are underway to fast-track thousands of jobs in western Sydney, even before Badgery’s Creek airport is fully developed

This Project must be keeping the Project Team very busy as the Planning involved would be very intense.




The Rise and Rise of Parramatta

The Parramatta CBD skyline will change forever with more than $8 billion being invested in building and construction opportunities. Already a major transport hub, dining and shopping precinct and sporting and events destination, this investment will accelerate Parramatta’s journey to become Australia’s Next Great City.

The State Government has identified Parramatta to join the City of Sydney as the dual CBDs that will drive the state economy. The $2 billion Parramatta Square development is underway with the Western Sydney University city campus set to host 3,500 students daily when it opens in 2017. Add to that a $1 billion dollar light rail, a $900 million investment in Westmead bio-medical precinct, relocation of the Powerhouse Museum and a new $300 million 30,000-seat stadium, scheduled to be completed by 2019.

Featuring interviews with NSW Premier Mike Baird, Danny Rezek, Partner Deloitte Australia, Tara Cheesman, Smart City Project Officer Parramatta City Council and Wally Scales Director Knight Frank.

Find out more about the future planned for Parramatta

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Mega Construction Project

Sydney Harbour Bridge – Mega Construction Project.

A great documentary video posted on YouTube about the events surrounding the Construction of one of Australia’s best known icons.

On 28 July 1923 JJC Bradfield turned the first sod for the start of construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, though the designed was still not complete.

Blacktown Hospital Clinical Services Building

As part of the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion Project
Progress is being made on the new Clinical Services Building at Blacktown Hospital

Project: Clinical Services Building
Principal Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Value: $145 Million
Duration: 2 Years

In May 2013, NSW Health Infrastructure awarded Laing O’Rourke the contract for the design and construction of the new, seven-storey clinical services building as part of the of the $324 million Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Expansion.

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Expansion at Blacktown Hospital includes:

  • A new seven-storey clinical services building adjoining the current main hospital building with a new comprehensive cancer care centre (including radiation and medical oncology) and the establishment of comprehensive care centres for cardiology, respiratory and aged care
  • Additional emergency department places and a co-located psychiatric emergency care centre unit
  • An additional 170 inpatient beds including additional intensive care and high dependency beds
  • Additional outpatient clinics and treatment space
  • An in-centre renal dialysis unit
  • Additional cardiac catheterisation capability with one new cath lab and refurbishment of the existing lab – complete
  • A new digital operating theatre
  • The establishment of a nuclear medicine service
  • Expansion of support services including medical imaging, pharmacy and pathology
  • A new subacute mental health facility called the Melaleuca Unit with a consumer-led model of care – complete
  • A six level multi-storey car park with 622 car parking spaces – complete
  • Extensive refurbishment of the existing main hospital building – underway
  • A new main corridor to connect the new and existing buildings (called the hospital street) with information, reception, retail and convenience services
  • A new access road to Blacktown Road
  • An arts and culture program promote well-being, healing and a sense of place, including a major foyer work, photography and mosaics
  • Stage 2 planning. –

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Barangaroo Headland Park Project (Early Works)

Laing O’Rourke was awarded the first contract in the delivery of the iconic Barangaroo Headland Park project, a programme or early works to ready the site for its transformation from industrial wasteland to public space.

Laing O’Rourke was contracted to deliver specialist civil works, including a sewerage bypass and stormwater diversion, bulk earthworks, sandstone extraction, foreshore prototype construction and site infrastructure.

Additional works included construction of a large reinforced concrete wall and tunnel structure, excavation of a 40,000 cubic metre quarry and the re-use of stone, and receiving and placing 175,000 cubic metres of fill on site.

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Downer Awarded Contract – NBN Rollout Announcement

Downer Awarded Contract to rollout the National Broadband Network in Northern NSW

Downer EDI Limited (Downer) announced today it had been awarded a contract for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to homes and businesses in northern New South Wales.

Under the NBN Project, Downer will be responsible for construction of the optical fibre network from the main fibre nodes to the boxes outside the home or business that allows customers to connect to the NBN.

The contract is valued at up to $94 million over two years, with two one-year options to extend the agreement.

Read more by following the link to Downer Announcement Page.