Burdekin Road upgrade improves traffic flow and safety in Quakers Hill

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Joint statement with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development, the Hon. Warren Truss MP & Blacktown City Mayor, Cr Len Robinson

A $4.55 million Coalition Government investment is improving traffic flow and safety through Quakers Hill, with the completion of the Burdekin Road upgrade from Walker Street to Railway Terrace, Senator for Western Sydney, the Hon. Marise Payne said today.

Senator Payne, representing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, joined Blacktown Mayor Len Robinson on site today to view the new road.

Mr Truss said the Australian Government fully funded the project, investing $4.55 million to upgrade the rural road that had become inadequate for the growing area.

“This project has upgraded a rural road to a four lane divided road, and added a shared pathway for bicycle riders and pedestrians,” Mr Truss said.

Senator Payne said the new sub-arterial road upgraded the network linking major state roads such as Garfield Road East and Sunnyholt Road.

“Burdekin Road will provide better access for about 45,500 residents and those using the relocated Schofields Railway Station,” Senator Payne said.

“The roundabout is now two lanes, improving traffic flow through the intersection of Burdekin Road and Walker Street.”

Cr Robinson said the local community had been eagerly awaiting the completion of the transformation of the once rural road.

“A significant number of jobs were created during the construction of the project which delivered an important economic boost to this area,” Cr Robinson said.