Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

NSW BUDGET: $1 BILLION FOR WESTERN SYDNEY ROADS TO BENEFIT LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP today announced more than $1 billion will be spent on roads projects across Western Sydney as part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Budget to ensure existing and new roads will meet the future growth of the region.

 

“This is fantastic news for the local community and we are getting on with delivering vital arterial roads to ensure we can support residential and commercial growth and meet future traffic demand,” Tanya Davies said.

 

“The NSW Government is working hard to provide road infrastructure to support transport connections, increase capacity for predicted growth, provide more reliable travel times and make roads safer for motorists.

 

“By 2031 more than half of all new jobs in Sydney will be created in Western Sydney, so we’re getting ahead to ensure road users and workers are connected with jobs across the region.”

 

Tanya Davies said the funding will allow the booming region to continue to be transformed.

 

“More than 845,000 journeys to work start and end in western Sydney and we want to ensure our roads will be able to cope with the unprecedented growth this region will experience in the coming years.

 

Tanya Davies said $648 million of combined Federal and NSW government funding will be made available to continue building and upgrading roads to support the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. 

 

“This funding includes completion of the first stage of The Northern Road upgrade between Camden Valley Way, The Old Northern Road and Peter Brock Drive and the first stage of Bringelly Road upgrade between Camden Valley Way and King Street,” Tanya Davies said.  

 

Another $21 million has been allocated for planning of the M12 motorway, while $2 million has been set aside for planning of the Outer Sydney Orbital.

 

Other key Western Sydney road projects in the Budget 2017-18 include:

  • Reducing congestion and addressing critical pinch points including the Smart Motorways program on the M4
  • Planning to upgrade Memorial Avenue
  • Riverstone traffic improvement
  • Commencing construction of the replacement Windsor Bridge across the Hawkesbury River

 

The Budget also includes $3.2 billion to continue the delivery and development of WestConnex.