M12 revision is a 'great win'

Werriwa MP Anne Stanley and Liverpool Councillor Nathan Hagarty.
Werriwa MP Anne Stanley and Liverpool Councillor Nathan Hagarty.

Werriwa MP Anne Stanley has described the decision by the state government to revise their plans for the M12 Motorway as a "great win for people power."

In their October community update, Transport for NSW have made amendments to the design following the display of the project's environmental impact statement.

Plans for the M12 now include a realigned south bound off ramp onto the M7 that will reduce the impact on residents of neighbouring Cecil Hills.

Ms Stanley, who started a petition to ensure minimum impact to the residents of Cecil Hills, said she was pleased the state government and Transport for NSW have "come to their senses" on the M12.

The amended M12 Motorway design.

The amended M12 Motorway design.

"We can all agree that the M12 is an important piece of infrastructure that needs to be built and built fast, but that shouldn't come at the expense of residents," she said.

"This is a great win for people power. Thank you to everyone who contacted me and signed my petition."

The revised plans for the M12 - a 16-kilometre section between the M7 Motorway at Cecil Hills and The Northern Road at Luddenham - also includes an on and off from Elizabeth Drive allowing motorists to directly enter the new motorway without having to go on to the M7 tollway.

Liverpool Councillor Nathan Hagarty said: "The original plans would have wreaked havoc on Cecil Hills and slugged Sydney drivers with another sneaky toll. Quite simply, the plans were unfair and unacceptable and I'm glad they've been binned."