Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

THE HORSLEY DRIVE UPGRADE ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION REPORT

Monday July 3, 2017

The NSW Government is planning for a future upgrade of The Horsley Drive between the M7 Motorway and Cowpasture Road at Horsley Park to a four lane divided road. The upgrade would include the option for six lanes in the future to meet western Sydney’s transport needs and support expected industrial and employment growth.

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting feedback on the concept design and Environmental Investigation Report, until Friday, 4 August 2017.

Roads and Maritime Services have prepared a community update newsletter and frequently asked questions to explain the Environmental Investigation Report and concept design. The Environmental Investigation Report is available to view in hard copy at Wetherill Park Library, 561-583 Polding Street, Wetherill Park.

Alternatively, you can download the Environmental Investigation Report from http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/thehorsleydrive.

Have your say

Roads and Maritime Services encourage you to attend one of our information sessions to find out more and provide your feedback. Sessions will be held on:

 

Wednesday, 19 July 4pm to 7pm

Horsley Park Community Hall, Arundel Road, Horsley Park

Saturday, 22 July 10am to 1pm

Abbotsbury Community Centre, 64 Stockdale Crescent, Abbotsbury

 

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will consider all feedback received during the display of the Environmental Investigation Report and will respond in a submissions report.

The proposed upgrade requires some land within the Western Sydney Parklands (identified as a regional park under the NPW Act) to be acquired by Roads and Maritime. In order for this land to be acquired, it would first need to be removed from the gazetted regional park area. Discussions regarding this process are currently under way.

After considering community feedback, and if approval is obtained to acquire the land within the regional park area, Roads and Maritime will determine if the proposal should proceed or if any changes are required.

Subject to project approval and funding being allocated, Roads and Maritime would then proceed to final design and issue tenders for construction.

The community will be kept informed throughout this process.

If you have any questions, please contact the team by emailing horsleydriveupgrade@rms.nsw.gov.au or phoning 1800 685 212.

Media Contact: Angela Maltese (02) 9834 2966