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21 October 2020

ANNE STANLEY MP
OPPOSITION WHIP
MEMBER FOR WERRIWA

COUNCILLOR HAGARTY
LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL

STANLEY AND HAGARTY WELCOME M12 BACKFLIP

Anne Stanley MP, Member for Werriwa, and Liverpool City Councillor Nathan Hagarty have welcomed another backflip from the State Government, this time on their plans for the M12.

Following significant public backlash and a campaign from Ms Stanley, Transport for NSW have revised plans for the new motorway to the Western Sydney Airport.

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.

“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.

"I'm pleased to see the State Government and Transport for NSW have come to their senses on the M12.

“This is a great win for people power. Thank you to everyone who contacted me and signed my petition,” Ms Stanley said.

The revised plans for the free M12 will also include an on and off ramp from Elizabeth Drive allowing motorists to directly enter the new motorway without having to go on to the M7 tollway

"The original plans would have wreaked havoc on Cecil Hills and slugged Sydney drivers with another sneaky toll," Councillor Hagarty said.

“Quite simply, the plans were unfair and unacceptable and I’m glad they’ve been binned,” Councillor Hagarty said.

The latest changes to the M12 can be found here: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/m12-motorway/index.html