Delivering the Sydney Clearways Strategy

Delivering the Sydney Clearways Strategy: Four more corridors up for community consultation

25 February 2014

Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay has announced the next phase in the delivery of the Sydney Clearways Strategy designed to help ease congestion on local roads.

Minister Gay today opened for public comment the four new weekend and extended weekday clearways for King Georges and Roberts Roads, Lane Cove and Mona Vale Roads as well as the Princes Highway.

“This is a government that’s getting on with easing congestion through immediate measures such as our $246 million pinch points program and our Clearways strategy – at the same time that we are delivering vital infrastructure projects like WestConnex,” Minister Gay said.

“New weekend and extended weekday clearways have been proposed for five of Sydney’s busiest road corridors to improve traffic flow, particularly on weekends when we are now seeing more than 15 million trips by car across the city each weekend.

“Clearways can help reduce congestion for more reliable and efficient travel with improved traffic flow, reliable travel times for buses and freight vehicles and a safer road network.

“The community consultation process for the clearway on Victoria Road was completed earlier this month and the feedback is now being assessed.

“We’re now opening for community comment the clearways proposed for King Georges and Roberts Roads, Lane Cove Road, Mona Vale Road and the Princes Highway.

“We’ve held initial consultations with all affected councils and we’ll hold information sessions in local communities, which is additional to feedback people can provide online, over the phone or by writing in.

“A $21 million fund has been created to help with identifying alternative parking across all proposed clearways for the next four years. No clearway will be put in place unless alternative parking is identified.

“While clearways already operate on large parts of Sydney’s road network, the clearways network has not been reviewed in several decades.

“A road is eligible for a clearway if more than 800 vehicles per lane per hour use the road with travel speeds at less than 30km/h,” Minister Gay said.

Members of the community are encouraged to nominate a road they think should be considered for a new or extended clearway at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/clearways

Information sessions:

  • King Georges and Roberts Road - Saturday 15 March from 9am to 11am and Tuesday 18 March from 6pm to 8pm at Punchbowl Community Centre, 44 Rossmore Avenue at Punchbowl.
  • Lane Cove Road -Thursday 20 March from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 22 March from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at St John’s North Ryde Anglican Church Hall, 152 Cox Road, North Ryde.
  • Mona Vale Road -Tuesday 11 March from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday 15 March from 2pm to 4pm at St Ives Community Meeting Room, 207 Mona Vale Road at the corner of Rosedale Road, St Ives.
  • Princes Highway - Saturday 8 March from 9am to 11am at Gymea North Public School on Ruby Road, Gymea and Thursday 13 March from 6pm to 8pm at Sylvania Community Centre, Canberra Road Sylvania.

“If people can’t make these dates, they can provide their input by Friday 28 March via the project website rms.nsw.gov.au/clearways, by calling 1300 706 232, by emailing clearways@rms.nsw.gov.au or writing to ‘Clearways’, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124,” Minister Gay said.

Media: Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976 or Lance Northey 0467 743 192

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