Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan: Delivering First Stage of $500 Million Bringelly Road Upgrade
01 July 2014
Joint release with:
The Hon. Duncan Gay MLC
NSW Minister for Roads and Freight
The Australian and NSW governments are delivering on their shared plan to build a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney, today inviting tenders to build stage one of the 10 kilometre upgrade of Bringelly Road.
Assistant Infrastructure Minister Jamie Briggs and NSW Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said construction could start by the end of this year on the first 5.7 kilometre upgrade of Bringelly Road between Camden Valley Way at Leppington and King Street at Rossmore.
“This is an important milestone in the delivery of our joint $3.5 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan that will boost the regions productive capacity and capitalise on the economic gains from developing an airport at Badgerys Creek”, Mr Briggs said.
“The Australian and NSW governments have committed $500 million to upgrade Bringelly Road to slash travel times in the South West Growth Centre and improve access for the future Western Sydney Airport.
“The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan also includes $1.6 billion to upgrade 31 km of The Northern Road to four lanes from Narellan to the M4 Motorway, $1.25 billion to build a new 14 km motorway from M7 Motorway and The Northern Road and further funding to improve local roads.
“Our joint commitment to build world class infrastructure throughout Western Sydney will create 4,000 jobs and boost the local economy, making Western Sydney an even better place to live and do business”, Mr Briggs said.
Mr Gay said tenders are now invited until Wednesday 13 August to build stage one of the Bringelly Road upgrade.
“The upgrade will be carried out in two stages and provide two lanes in each direction with three lanes to be installed each way between Upper Canal and Eastwood roads,” Mr Gay said.
“We’re also future proofing the project, by ensuring capacity along the whole 10kms to widen it to three lanes each way in future if required.
“Detailed design is also under way for the 4.3 kilometre stage two from King Street to The Northern Road at Bringelly after the NSW Government awarded the $2.1 million design contract in May to URS Australia Pty Ltd.
“Stage one building work is expected to be completed in 2017. Stage two building work is expected to start early 2016 and be completed in 2018.
“To view a submissions report responding to feedback collected during the display of the Review of Environmental Factors and concept design residents can visit the Roads and Maritime website.
“We have been working hard to upgrade key roads in the South West Growth Centre, which has laid the ground work for ensuring there is world class infrastructure in place around a second airport.
“Work on the $280 million Camden Valley Way upgrade is well under way with the upgrade expected to be opened in stages by the end of 2015.
“Design tenders are also expected to be invited for the 11km stage two of The Northern Road from Peter Brock Drive to Mersey Road in the coming months,” Minister Gay said.
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan:
The $3.5 billion commitment for the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan includes:
- Bringelly Road—upgrade to four lanes from Camden Valley Way to the Northern Road (10km, $500 million)
- The Northern Road—upgrade to a minimum of four lanes from Narellan to M4 Motorway (31km, $1.6 billion)
- Elizabeth Drive Corridor—construction of a new four lane motorway between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road (14km, $1.25 billion)
- Improve interchanges connecting The Northern Road and the new motorway with arterial roads
- Local roads package—$200 million for local road upgrades