Submissions report for Alfords Point Road upgrade
10 July 2013
Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons MP today announced the submissions report has been released for the upgrade of Alfords Point Road from Brushwood Drive to the Georges River.
“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is proposing to upgrade around 2.1 kilometres of Alfords Point Road, about 30 kilometres south west of the Sydney CBD,” Ms Gibbons said.
“The proposal is part of a broader plan to improve traffic flow in southern Sydney, providing access across the Georges River for motorists, cyclists and freight vehicles travelling between the commercial and employment areas of Miranda and Bankstown.
“The upgrade would improve traffic capacity and address congestion issues and would complement the completed upgrades of Alfords Point Bridge and its northern approach.
“RMS prepared a review of environmental factors (REF) which assessed the environmental impact of the proposal. It was placed on public display and community feedback was invited from 28 February to 5 April 2013.
“Twenty five submissions were received, including three from government agencies Sutherland Shire Council, Office of Environment and Heritage and Heritage Council of NSW and 22 submissions from the community.
RMS considered the feedback received from submission and changed traffic arrangements at the Brushwood Drive entry ramp to Alfords Point Road.
The main issues raised by the community included:
- Impact to traffic flows
- Bus stop location and access
- Noise and vibration impact and proposed noise barriers
- Impact to heritage items and the environment
The REF submissions report is available for viewing at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects
View the original media release: Submissions report for Alfords Point Road upgrade now online (PDF)