More than $600 million for Western Sydney roads

18 June 2013

More than $600 million for Western Sydney roads in 2013-2014 State Budget

More than $600 million will be invested in Western Sydney roads as part of the 2013-2014 State Budget.

Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay said the 13-14 Budget maintained record levels of road funding, with the government’s first three state budgets delivering more than $15 billion dollars for the state’s roads.

“The NSW Government is determined to deliver the infrastructure needed to support employment and housing growth in Western Sydney,” Minister Gay said.

“Western Sydney is a key growth area and this investment represents a strong commitment to build for the future while also improving the road network for the thousands of motorists who travel through the area every day,” he said.

“Additional to this $600 million, is $111 million this financial year for the WestConnex project which will transform the way motorists move between Western Sydney and our international gateways.

“Construction for WestConnex will begin in early 2015 and overall we have committed $1.8 billion to this project over the forward estimates,” Minister Gay said.

Key funding for Western Sydney includes:

  • $103 million for maintenance work on State Roads
  • $47 million to complete work on  the four lane upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Woodford and Hazelbrook (State and Federal funded)
  • $32 million to replace Windsor Bridge over Hawkesbury River.
  • This budget delivers key road upgrades to relieve congestion including
  • $32 million to continue the  upgrade of Camden Valley Way to four lanes between Ingleburn Road and Raby Road
  • $30 million to start work on the upgrade of Camden Valley Way to four lanes between Bringelly Road and Ingleburn Road
  • $25 million to continue work on the upgrade of Camden Valley Way to four lanes between Raby Road and Oran Park Drive
  • $23 million to continue work on the upgrade of Schofields Road between Windsor Road and Tallawong Road
  • $22 million to continue work on the four lane upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Bullaburra and Wentworth Falls
  • $22 million to continue work on the upgrade of Richmond Road between Bells Creek and Townson Road
  • $21 million to continue work on the four lane upgrade of the Great Western Highway at Bullaburra between Ridge Street and Genevieve Road
  • $11.5 million to start the upgrade of Old Wallgrove Road between the M7 Motorway and Erskine Park Link Road
  • $8.81 million to rebuild the road on the Hume Highway from Hoxton Park Road at Liverpool to Camden Valley Way at Casula

Key projects to be delivered under the pinch point program include:

  • $2 million for intersection improvements at M4 and Russell Street in Leonay
  • $2 million to build a dedicated northbound left turn lane from Reservoir Road at Great Western Highway, Reservoir
  • $1.2 million for intersection improvements at Hassall Street and Grand Avenue in Rosehill
  • $1.2 million to provide a separate left turn lane at Elizabeth Drive into North Liverpool Road, Mt Pritchard

This budget also delivers funding for key planning projects including

  • $20 million to progress planning and preconstruction for the upgrade of Bringelly Road between Camden Valley Way and King Street
  • $15 million to complete planning and award the contract for the upgrade of Schofields Road between Tallawong Road and Veron Road
  • $7 million to complete planning and award the construction contract for the upgrade of Richmond Road between Townson Road and Grange Avenue
  • $5 million to progress planning for the upgrade of Richmond Road between Grange Avenue and north of Garfield Road
  • $4.5 million to progress planning for the upgrade of The Northern Road between Camden Valley Way and Peter Brock Drive
  • $4 million to complete planning for Stage One of the Werrington Arterial, between the M4 Motorway and the Great Western Highway (State and Federal funded)
  • $8.5 million to progress planning for safety improvement to the Great Western Highway in the Hartley Valley (State and Federal funded)

Another benefit of this budget will see local Councils receive more than $23.2 million in grants to improve Regional Roads.

Media: Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976 or Lance Northey 0467 743 192
View the original media release (PDF):
More than $600 million for Western Sydney roads in 2013-2014 State Budget 

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