Friday June 23, 2017
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP has announced the environmental impact statement (EIS) for The Northern Road Upgrade between Mersey Road at Bringelly and Glenmore Parkway at Glenmore Park is now available for community feedback.
The Australian and NSW governments are upgrading The Northern Road as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, which is, a 10 year, $3.6 billion road investment program.
The Northern Road Upgrade is being delivered in stages to reduce the impact to the community and Roads and Maritime Services has developed a concept design and environmental impact statement for the 16 kilometre upgrade between Mersey Road at Bringelly and Glenmore Parkway at Glenmore Park.
This section of the upgrade would improve road capacity, help building and access to the new Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek and improve access for residential and freight vehicles to the proposed M12 Motorway, the South West Priority Growth Area and the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area.
“Roads and Maritime has developed the EIS for this section of The Northern Road Upgrade taking into account community feedback and further refinement of the road design,” Tanya Davies said.
“Roads and Maritime has tried to minimise any potential environmental and property impact where possible. However, some disruptions during construction and operation are expected.
“The expected impacts include access changes to most properties along the alignment, changes to water flows and flood behaviour as well as vibration, noise and dust from construction activity and machinery.
“The EIS identifies comprehensive environmental management measures to mitigate disruption during construction and operation of the project,” Tanya Davies added.
“These include construction environmental planning and management techniques, urban design and landscaping treatments and noise mitigation measures.
“Further mitigation opportunities are likely to be identified during detailed design and construction planning and in consultation with the community and relevant stakeholders.”
The EIS is being jointly exhibited by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy.
The community is invited to provide written feedback on the EIS to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment from Wednesday 21 June until Wednesday 2 August.
The project team will hold staffed community drop-in information sessions for the EIS at:
Saturday 1 July from 10am to 1pm and Wednesday 19 July from 3pm to 7pm
Saturday 22 July from 10am to 1pm
An animation video has been developed for the project and is available to view on the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan portal on the Roads and Maritime website: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/thenorthernroad.