Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

Werrington Arterial Road Design Tender Announced

Wednesday February 13, 2013

Local MP's Tanya Davies, Bart Bassett and Stuart Ayres today announced Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd as the successful tenderer to deliver the detailed design for stage one of the Werrington Arterial Road at Claremont Meadows.

Mrs Davies said that the Australian and NSW State Governments are working together to deliver this important infrastructure project, with the Australian Government contributing $7 million from the Nation Building Program to the project and the NSW Government contributing the balance.

Mr Bassett said that Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) called for tenders in November 2012 from companies interested in developing the detailed design for the project.  

"RMS received a good response and is pleased to be working with Hyder Consulting Pty Ltd on this $1.6 million contract to deliver this important planning work by the end of 2013,” Mr Bassett said.

Mr Ayres said that the Werrington Arterial Road stage one project proposes to build east facing ramps to the M4 Motorway at Claremont Meadows as well as widen the Kent Road/Gipps Street corridor from two to four lanes."

“The proposal also includes upgrading three intersections with traffic lights, new line marking on the Kent Road Bridge, a new-shared pathway including a shared path bridge over the M4 Motorway for cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr Ayres said.

In November 2012 the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was put on public display for community comment. Feedback closed on 1 February 2013 and RMS is now reviewing all feedback received and will deliver a submissions report in May 2013.

Information on the project is available at the RMS website www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects.

Comments:

Ellison: Sun 14 Dec 2014, 00:36

Dear Tanya, do you have a map of the proposed M9 so i can see how it will pass from stage 1 to the Dunheved industrial and further north, i like the idea of it but interested in how it will impact on the local community.

Tanya Davies MPTue 16 Dec 2014, 22:54

Dear Ellison, Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding this matter. In the 2014-15 State Budget $4.6 million was allocated for strategic planning investigations on Sydney’s M9 Outer Sydney Orbital. I can advise that investigations are to be undertaken this financial year focusing on the corridor itself and identifying a route for the Outer Sydney Orbital, or M9. The M9 will connect the Central Coast to the Illawarra via a corridor west of the M7 and the growth centres of Camden, Penrith and Windsor. It was listed as one of 19 corridors identified for preservation in the 2012 Long Term Transport Master Plan. Transport NSW is working to identify and reserve a corridor for this motorway with the initial focus on the Western Sydney area. Initial stakeholder engagement surrounding the options for the M9 route throughout Western Sydney will be announced in due course.

Murray: Sat 23 Aug 2014, 23:15

I preferred the design of widening Kent road and proving access ramps to the m4 than the new idea of making Kent road a major motorway called the m9 and including a commercial rail freight line. The Stauntion corridor at north St. Clair would be the perfect location for a noisy corridor of speeding steel, glass and lingering pollution. The stauntion corridor is already devoid of family homes and although it currently provides power above ground, there are methods in the 21st century for concealing such power lines underground. It would prove a far less expensive exercise than a class action lawsuit from the residence of Claremont Meadows. I am certain the taxpayers of nsw would appreciate their tax dollars spent wisely

Thu 28 Aug 2014, 16:29

Good afternoon Craig. Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed on to Tanya Davies MP for her information. For more information on the above subject, please visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects/projects/sydney_region/western_sydney/werrington_arterial_road/ Kind regards

craig: Thu 20 Jun 2013, 18:53

where does stage 2 go through?

Tanya Davies MPThu 14 Nov 2013, 11:05

Good morning Craig. Thank you for contacting me regarding your enquiry. Stage 2 of the Werrington Arterial Road Design project is planned to run between the Great Western Highway and the Castlereagh Freeway corridor, in the vicinity of Marsden Park. I trust this information is what you seek, and if you have any other enquiries please feel free to contact me again.

pgfalzon: Fri 22 Mar 2013, 06:45

Dear Tanya, could I ask you how this will assist those already using a clogged M4 on a daily basis. Adding more traffic will not make it easier for people to get to and from this part of Penrith LGA. In 20 years time we will look back and say could the money have been better spent elsewhere?

Tanya Davies MPMon 15 Apr 2013, 09:20

The Werrington Arterial Stage One project will ultimately become the M9 or Sydney's second outer ring road further west of the M7. It's design is to link people northwards towards the Dunheved and St Marys commercial/industrial precinct, and ultimately, further north and south as Sydney expands. Our Government's practical plans are to build infrastructure (including employment opportunities) at the same time as new homes are being constructed. This is now happening in north-west Sydney (Marsden Park) and south-west Sydney (Oran Park). Regrettably, this sensible planning framework was not operating under the former Labor State Government and now there is an imbalance with the number of homes that have been constructed compared with employment opportunities. So we have a lot of catching up to do. We are progressing the investigation work around the Western Sydney Employment Lands Area (Erskine Park/St Clair area) and I hope to have further information shortly on where this planning work is up to. That's why our Government has funded the construction of the Erskine Park Link Road to facilitate more efficient transportation links from the Erskine Business Park to the M7.

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