The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has welcomed the new design proposal for the M12 motorway, which will help ensure the long-term protection, and viability, of the Western Sydney Parklands.
Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher along with NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, unveiled the preliminary M12 design today, with the project expected to be completed in time for the opening of the Western Sydney Airport in 2026.
Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, who previously sat on the Western Sydney Parklands reference group, said that the proposed motorway design would ensure one of the region’s most recognised, and popular, public spaces, would continue to thrive.
“Under this new plan, the eastern section of the M12 route will move northward to protect the Western Sydney Parklands, one of our most valuable green corridors, which is great news for the thousands of families in Western Sydney who enjoy these facilities year round, ” Mr Brown said.
“One of the key messages that the NSW Government, and the Greater Sydney Commission, has heard through its engagement with the community on its major plans for the region, is the demand for high-quality public recreational space.
“I’d like to congratulate both Minister Fletcher and Minister Davey for listening, and responding to these needs and also to pay credit to Western Sydney Parklands CEO, Suellen Fitzgerald, for the great job she’s done in establishing this site as one of the region’s most prized assets.”