Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
The Australian and NSW Governments are investing $3.6 billion over 10 years in the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP), with the Australian Government providing $2.9 billion.
The WSIP will provide better road linkages within the Western Sydney region and benefit the region’s growing population. This investment will relieve pressure on existing infrastructure and unlock the economic capacity of the region by easing congestion and reducing travel times. The plan will deliver a quality surface transport network, ensuring the efficient movement of passengers, employees and freight, when Western Sydney Airport opens in 2026.
The WSIP is expected to support 4,000 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the plan.
A map of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, including roads to be upgraded, is below. The map includes projects announced under Rounds 1 & 2 of the Local Roads Package. Round 3 is expected to open in mid-2018.
- Map PDF: 18737 KB of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan
The WSIP comprises the following projects:
- The Northern Road
The Australian Government is contributing $1.2 billion toward the $1.6 billion project, which will upgrade approximately 35 kilometres of The Northern Road to a minimum of 4 lanes between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith. The project is being delivered in six stages. Construction commenced in January 2016 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
- Bringelly Road
The Australian Government is contributing $407 million toward the $509 million upgrade of Bringelly Road. The project involves the upgrade of approximately 10 kilometres of Bringelly Road between Camden Valley Way and The Northern Road. The project is being delivered in two stages. Construction commenced in January 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
- M12 Motorway
The Australian Government has committed $997 million to deliver the $1.3 billion M12 Motorway. The project will provide an east-west link between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road, while also providing a connection to the Western Sydney Airport. The project is currently in the planning stage, with construction expected to commence in 2020 and be completed prior to the Western Sydney Airport opening in 2026.
- Werrington Arterial Road
The Australian Government contributed 50% of the cost of the $55 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade. Works included road widening, new entry and exit ramps and intersection upgrades. Construction commenced in March 2015 and was the first major WSIP project to be completed, opening to traffic in May 2017.
- Glenbrook Intersection at Ross Street
The Australian Government has committed $2.5 million toward the $5 million project, which will upgrade the Great Western Highway and Ross Street intersection at Glenbrook, providing safe access and a gateway to Glenbrook Village. The project is currently in the planning stage, with construction expected to commence this year.
- Local Roads Package
The Australian Government is fully funding the $200 million Local Roads Package. The LRP is a competitive rounds-based program, which is enabling a range of Western Sydney councils to complete minor road improvement works in the Western Sydney area. All Round 1 projects are complete, with Round 2 projects now underway or in the planning stage.
- Report Card PDF: 6509 KB —1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Further details on the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan announcement can be found in the Prime Minister's Media Release.
Please consult the New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) website for further information on the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan and specific project details. RMS has also established a Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan Portal.
The Australian Government is investing up to $5.3 billion in equity in the Western Sydney Airport and has established a new Commonwealth company, WSA Co, to deliver the airport by 2026. Further details can be found on the Western Sydney airport website.