Delivering infrastructure for a new Western Sydney Airport: Bringelly Road design improvements released

Media Release

JB088/2014

02 September 2014

Joint release with:

Hon. Duncan Gay MLC

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight
Leader of the Government Legislative Council

The Australian and NSW Governments are getting on with building a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney with new design improvements for the 10 kilometre Bringelly Road upgrade now available for community feedback.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the Australian and New South Wales governments had committed $509 million towards the upgrade.

“This upgrade will see the widening of Bringelly Road from a two-lane road to a minimum four-lane divided road with a central median strip,” Mr Briggs said.

“This will create new jobs, reduce congestion and slash travel times in the South-West Growth Centre, in addition to improving access to the future western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.

“The road alignment between Stuart Road and Camden Valley Way has also been moved 100 metres to the south, which will help to reduce the environmental impact on the Cumberland Plain Woodland and River-Flat Eucalypt Forest.

“Minor improvements have also been made to the Camden Valley Way, Bringelly Road and Cowpasture Road intersections to improve access and reduce the impact on surrounding land.

“Our joint $3.5 billion investment over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades will transform the region's economy and create 4,000 new jobs, making Western Sydney an even better place to live and do business.”

New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said the Bringelly Road upgrade would be carried out in two stages, with the first stage between Camden Valley Way and King Street to start early next year.

“Stage two work to upgrade the road between King Street and The Northern Road is also in planning,” Mr Gay said.

“The upgrade also aims to improve safety for pedestrians with new crossings to be installed at traffic lights.

“Safety will also be improved with the installation of designated turning lanes at traffic lights as well as new U-turn facilities at the Eastwood Road and King Street intersection.

“Bus passengers will also benefit with the installation of priority traffic signalling for buses as well as the installation of bus bays on both sides of Bringelly Road.

“An update will be distributed through a letterbox drop to community members to explain the improvements in more detail.

“This is a great milestone towards upgrading infrastructure around a second Sydney airport,” Mr Gay said.

More information is also available at rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects.