Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.


Tuesday June 6, 2017

The Australian and NSW governments are unlocking the economic potential of Western Sydney with work starting on the next two sections of The Northern Road Upgrade as well as the second stage of The Bringelly Road Upgrade.

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP was joined yesterday by Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher MP and Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor MP to turn the first sod at the site of The Northern Road Upgrade at Glenmore Park to mark the official start of work on the jointly funded Australian and NSW government projects, which are part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

Tanya Davies said continued investment in local infrastructure is vital to the economic prosperity of Western Sydney, which is Australia's third-largest economy.

“The upgrades are a critical part of the Australian and NSW governments $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan which will ease congestion for drivers, meaning less time stuck in traffic,” Tanya Davies said.

“These upgrades will help link the South West Priority Growth Area and the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area while also supporting the economic benefits from building the Western Sydney Airport.”

In addition to enhancing safety and reducing travel times, around 4,000 jobs will be created across the 10 year lifetime of the WSIP program.

“Around 552 full time equivalent jobs have been created so far with the number expected to grow as work ramps up on the these vital projects,” Tanya Davies said.

“Not only is the Government working to create jobs but we are working to make western Sydney an even better place to live and work by improving access to the main arterial transport corridors such as the M4 Motorway and the future M12 Motorway.

Tanya Davies said thorough planning is essential if the Australian and NSW governments are to deliver world-class infrastructure for the growing region, which will grow by one million people in the next 20 years.

“The 11.3 kilometre section of The Northern Road Upgrade, between Oran Park and Bringelly will be delivered as one project along with the 4.3 kilometre second stage of the Bringelly Road Upgrade between King Street Rossmore and The Northern Road Bringelly.

“This project includes a grade separated interchange where the new The Northern Road and upgraded Bringelly Road will meet to allow traffic flow easily.

“The four kilometre section of The Northern Road upgrade between Glenmore Park and South Penrith includes building a new reconfigured interchange and bridge over the M4 Motorway while retaining access for motorists.

“It will also expand on work that is continuing on other major Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan projects including Stage One of the $509 million Bringelly Road Upgrade and the $55 million Werrington Arterial Road project that was opened to traffic late last month.”

For more information visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au