Western Sydney Airport Motorway
|Western Sydney Airport Motorway
New South Wales
|Length||14 km (8.7 mi)|
|Major suburbs / towns||Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Mount Vernon, Kemps Creek, Badgerys Creek, Luddenham|
The Western Sydney Airport Motorway is a planned east-west motorway along the current alignment of Elizabeth Drive between the M7 Westlink Motorway and The Northern Road. The four-lane motorway is planned to be 14 km long and to be built at a cost of $1.25 billion (with both State and Federal funding). It is aimed at providing direct access from the M7 Westlink Motorway to the new Western Sydney Airport situated at Badgerys Creek.
On 17 June 2014, as part of the State Budget, the NSW Government announced a $5.5 billion road package for Western Sydney. It includes $6 million for planning the Western Sydney Airport Motorway. The Budget is also the first time the name of the motorway was referred to.
Elizabeth Drive (current road) is a two lane, single carriageway road linking the Hume Highway at Liverpool, with The Northern Road at Luddenham. It is one of several key thoroughfares in Western Sydney.
- "Badgerys Creek airport: Sydney's bold plan is taking wing". Daily Telegraph. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- "New Motorway – M7 to The Northern Road". Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
- "Budget Paper 4 - Infrastructure Statement" (PDF). NSW Budget 2014-2015. NSW Treasury. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. (Subscription required.)