Senator Payne announces key funding boost to western Sydney Roads

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

The busy intersections of Spitfire Drive and Eagle Vale Drive on Raby Road will be upgraded after the Morrison Government gave the green light to yet another major congestion-busting project in the Macarthur region.

Funded under Round 3 of the $200 million Local Road Package, the project includes:

  • Signalised intersections;
  • Widening of the road;
  • Construction of slip lanes and removal of existing roundabout slip lanes; and
  • Construction of a new off road shared pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the project, of over $7.4 million, was a major win for residents.

“Raby Road has become a major arterial route, with residents using it to access Camden Valley Way, the Hume Motorway and Campbelltown CBD,” Senator Payne said.

“The funding package will help ensure that Raby Road, and particularly the intersection at Eagle Vale Drive, carries traffic more efficiently, while making it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

“This funding win builds on other local projects which are already underway, such as the vital upgrade to Badgally Road.”

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new road upgrades continued the Morrison Government’s strong commitment to investing in Western Sydney.

“We’re getting on with the job of busting congestion and delivering better transport links so that we can get Western Sydney residents home sooner and safer,” Mr Tudge said.

The new roads projects follow a range of Morrison Government investments in Western Sydney, including the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, a $3.5 billion metro rail line and the Western Sydney City Deal.

Campbelltown City Council is the project proponent. The project will be entirely funded by the Australian Government.

 

A series of key intersections along Governor Macquarie Drive in Liverpool will be upgraded after the Morrison Government announced a major funding boost for Fowler.

Two major funding packages totalling over $9 million respectively will deliver a number of important road infrastructure upgrades.

The first package, of over $1.4 million, will upgrade Governor Macquarie Drive between Newbridge Road and Alfred Road, Chipping Norton, and includes:

  • Extending of the existing right turn lane by approximately 80m at the existing signalised Newbridge Road and Governor Macquarie Drive intersection; and
  • Reconfiguration of the existing carriageway to provide a four lane divided road with on-street parking on both sides between Newbridge Road and Alfred Road.

The second package, of over $8.2 million, will upgrade the existing signalised intersection of Hume Highway/Todman Road and Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, and includes:

  • Approximately 50 m long left turn lane from Hume Highway into Governor Macquarie Drive;
  • A 100 m left turn slip lane from Governor Macquarie Drive into Hume Highway;
  • A 45 m long through lane on Governor Macquarie Drive approach; and
  • Approximately 300 m long additional southbound traffic lane on Governor Macquarie Drive.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, welcomed the funding boost.

“Governor Macquarie Drive has become a severe bottleneck as motorists seek to avoid passing through the Liverpool City Centre,” Senator Payne said.

“These road infrastructure upgrades will help improve motorist safety and ensure better traffic flow for this major thoroughfare.

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new road upgrades continued the Morrison Government’s strong commitment to investing in Western Sydney.

“We’re getting on with the job of busting congestion and delivering better transport links so that we can get Western Sydney residents home sooner and safer,” Mr Tudge said.

The new roads projects follow a range of Morrison Government investments in Western Sydney, including the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, a $3.5 billion metro rail line and the Western Sydney City Deal.

Liverpool City Council is the proponent for the two projects. The projects are entirely funded by the Australian Government.

 

The busy intersection of Luxford Road and Hythe Street in Chifley is set for an upgrade after the Morrison Government gave the green light to a congestion-busting infrastructure project near the Mount Druitt CBD.

Funded under Round 3 of the $200 million Local Road Package, the project will include:

  • Intersection realignment civil works;
  • Utilities relocation and land acquisition;
  • Provision of dedicated turning and street lighting; and
  • Installation of traffic lights and the provision of marked pedestrian crossings.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the project, worth over $2.4 million, was great news for residents.

“As locals know, this stretch of road is a major pinch point due to a lack of safe turning options, which means Luxford Road can become severely congested with traffic,” Senator Payne said.

“This investment will deliver better road infrastructure so access to the Mount Druitt CBD via Luxford Road is safer and more efficient.”

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the new road upgrades continued the Morrison Government’s strong commitment to investing in Western Sydney.

“We’re getting on with the job of busting congestion and delivering better transport links so that we can get Western Sydney residents home sooner and safer,” Mr Tudge said.

The new roads projects follow a range of Morrison Government investments in Western Sydney, including the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, a $3.5 billion metro rail line and the Western Sydney City Deal.

Blacktown City Council is the project proponent. The project will be entirely funded by the Australian Government.

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