Medlow Bath residents invited to have their say on Great Western Highway design
7 July 2020
Medlow Bath residents are invited to have their say on the Medlow Bath section of the Great Western Highway upgrade as early design work begins.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said community consultation will start this month and be delivered initially online and via the phone to ensure the safety of the community and staff during the evolving Coronavirus situation.
“We already have initial feedback from the community from our first round of consultations last year, which highlighted some key issues for consideration,” Mr Toole said.
“We are now looking for more detailed feedback from the Medlow Bath community to progress the design for the Medlow Bath section, and we’ll be asking locals to share their knowledge, thoughts and suggestions as we move toward a preferred design.
“As part of the upgrade, we will explore ways to improve pedestrian access crossing the highway and for vehicles to safely access Bellevue Crescent and the Hydro Majestic Hotel.”
Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard said this would be the community’s opportunity to talk closely with the project team about the current strategic design and what they want the project to focus on for the community.
“The Medlow Bath community has long been aware of the need for an upgrade to improve safety and reduce congestion, so it’s really exciting that they are now getting the chance to go into the detail of what an upgrade might look like,” Mr Mallard said.
“With such a narrow corridor and important environmental and local heritage to work around, the options are limited, which is why it is so important that the community gets to have their say down to the smallest details so we can get the best outcome for everyone.”
The community can register for the online community consultation sessions by visiting nswroads.work/greatwesternhighway
A presentation will be delivered to attendees, followed by information on how attendees can best provide feedback.
Community Consultation Sessions:
- Wednesday 22 July: 7-8pm
- Thursday 23 July: 1-2pm
- Tuesday 28 July: 12-1pm and 7-8pm
- Wednesday 29 July: 7-8pm
- Thursday 30 July: 1-2pm
Online interactive map
Residents unable to attend these sessions can provide feedback to the project team on 1800 953 777 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional consultation will be held with key business stakeholders including the Hydro Majestic.
Transport for NSW has gone out to tender for a design firm to progress the site investigations, the design, and the environmental assessment work for the Medlow Bath section of the upgrade, from Station Street to 400 metres south of Bellevue Crescent.
Transport for NSW is following NSW Health advice and changing the way it approaches community consultation in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Face-to-face consultation sessions will be considered at a later stage, where appropriate.
More information on the project can be found at nswroads.work/greatwesternhighway
The project team can be contacted on 1800 953 777 or at email@example.com