Wet weather immunity for Wedderburn Causeway in Campbelltown
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
Work is underway on a new bridge to replace the old Georges River causeway on Wedderburn Road, just south of Campbelltown in Sydney’s south-west.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Liberal-National Government is investing $1.63 million in the project to improve the safety and efficiency of the road between Wedderburn and Campbelltown.
“All over Australia, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government is investing in projects like this to boost productivity and to ensure people get home sooner and safer,” Mr McCormack said.
“When completed, this $3.26 million project will prevent delays on Wedderburn Road caused by flooding of the existing Georges River causeway, keeping the local community connected.”
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the new bridge will provide major safety improvements.
“This project, which will be completed within a year, weather permitting, is a great outcome for the local community who have been fighting for an upgrade to the Causeway,” Senator Payne said.
“The new bridge will substantially reduce travel times for both cars and freight vehicles travelling between Wedderburn and Campbelltown, especially when water levels in the Georges River rise.”
Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic said the new bridge will ensure the vital road link remained open in periods of extreme weather.
“Residents of Wedderburn have been calling for this bridge to be built for a number of years,” Cr Brticevic said.
“Thanks to this funding from the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, Council has been able to start work on this very important local project.”
The project is jointly funded by the Liberal and Nationals’ Government ($1.63 million) and Campbelltown City Council ($1.63 million).