Delivering world class infrastructure for western Sydney
15 December 2014
Joint Media Release - Jamie Briggs/Duncan Gay
The Australian and NSW Governments are building a stronger and more prosperous western Sydney with work starting next month on the first major road upgrade as part of our $3.6 billion infrastructure plan for a new airport at Badgerys Creek.
Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs and NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay said the first road project to commence was the $509 million Bringelly Road upgrade.
“This upgrade will see the widening of Bringelly Road to two lanes in each direction between Camden Valley Way at Leppington and King Street at Rossmore,” Mr Briggs said.
“This will create new jobs, reduce congestion and help businesses within the south west growth centre to capitalise on the economic gains from developing a new western Sydney airport.
“The contract to build the first stage of the upgrade has been awarded to BMD contractors.
“Local residents and stakeholders will be advised of changes to road conditions in advance of work starting on the Bringelly Road upgrade next month.
“Detailed design is also progressing for the 4.3 kilometre second stage between King Street and The Northern Road.
“Our joint $3.6 billion investment over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades will transform the region’s economy and create 4,000 new jobs, making Western Sydney an even better place to live and do business.”
“The Bringelly Road upgrade will reduce travel times in the south west growth centre and improve access to the future western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek,” Mr Gay said.
“I am proud the say the NSW Government progressed planning on upgrades including Bringelly Road before a decision was taken to build a new airport to help ensure the Australian Government was well placed to commit to investing in this region.
“Here you have two grown up governments ensuring vital infrastructure goes in upfront and is not an after thought once the airport has opened.
“As part of the $3.6 billion joint commitment to improve roads to the future airport, $1.6 billion is allocated to upgrade The Northern Road between Narellan and the M4 and $1.25 billion to build a new 14 kilometre motorway between the M7 and The Northern Road.
“The first round of projects has also been announced for the $200 million local roads package and the planning for the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road is under way.
“Detailed design is also progressing well for the 11 kilometre stage two section of The Northern Road upgrade between Peter Brock Drive at Oran Park and Mersey Road at Bringelly,” Mr Gay said.
For more information on road projects being built as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan visit the Bringelly Road project page.