Westconnex M4 widening consultation starts
Sunday 13 October 2013
Building for the future: Westconnex M4 widening consultation begins
NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today announced the start of community consultation on the WestConnex M4 Widening.
“Public consultation begins with a series of community forums – giving the Western Sydney residents confidence this project will become a reality,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“The Prime Minister and I are keen to get it started as soon as possible because we understand the frustration faced by motorists after years of Labor neglect,” he said.
“Once completed, WestConnex will bypass 52 sets of traffic lights, take 3,000 trucks off the road and save people up to 40 minutes on a trip from Parramatta to the airport.
“The NSW Government is committed to building for the future. Our commitment to WestConnex, and our major public transport infrastructure projects like the North West and South West Rail Links, and light rail, shows we’re serious about transforming Sydney for the better.”
The community consultation forums will occur at:
- Friday 25 October – Westmead Christian Grammar School and Sydney Murugan Temple
- Saturday 26 October – Alfred Street Child Care Centre and Granville Salvation Army Corps
- Wednesday 30 October – Homebush Business Centre
- Saturday 2 November – Newington Community Centre
Mr Gay said WestConnex is a game-changer and this is another step towards bringing this important project to life.
“WestConnex supporting works which include new connections at Westmead, Parramatta and Sydney Olympic Park will be delivered as part of the M4 Widening,” he said.
The concept design and full details on the community forums are available at www.westconnex.com.au. Local residents and businesses will receive further information via post and are invited to attend information sessions with the feedback period on the concept design closing Monday 11 November 2013.
The NSW Government is investing $1.8 billion in WestConnex, with the Australian Government also contributing $1.5 billion.
WestConnex will connect Sydney’s west and south-west with the city, airport and port and provide the missing link in the Sydney Orbital Network. The motorway will be delivered in three stages and is due for completion in 2023.
MEDIA: Cameron Hamilton or Mark Tobin 9228 5239
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