Construction begins on Werrington Arterial Road
09 March 2015
Joint release with:
NSW Minister for Roads and Freight
Leader of the Government, Legislative Council
Federal Member for Lindsay
NSW Member for Mulgoa
The Australian and NSW Governments today marked the start of construction on the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road project.
The Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs said the two infrastructure governments were getting on with building better roads for Western Sydney.
“The Werrington Arterial Road forms part of our joint $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to slash travel times for motorists and help grow the local economy,” Mr Briggs said.
“Not only will this project generate economic benefits of almost four times the initial investment, it will also reduce congestion and provide better links between the M4 and Great Western Highway.
“The Australian Government is committed to building the quality infrastructure Western Sydney needs and our record investments are delivering on that commitment.”
New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said New South Wales has seen record investment in roads with major projects now underway.
“Roads to support a future second airport, WestConnex, NorthConnex and the Pacific Highway are amongst our biggest investments and are all underway,” Mr Gay said.
“These projects mean improved travel times and road safety for motorists, better access to growth areas for jobs and housing and lower transport costs for freight operators.”
Federal Member for Lindsay Fiona Scott said the works were commencing merely weeks after the announcement of Burton Contractors Pty Ltd as the preferred tenderer.
“The Australian Government is getting on with delivering key infrastructure projects in Lindsay and I am pleased to see major investment in road projects creating thousands of jobs in the Western Sydney region,” Ms Scott said.
“The Werrington Arterial Road project will improve north-south road capacity, improve access to employment growth areas in the region and relieve congestion on existing routes.
New South Wales Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said she was delighted to see Werrington Arterial Road starting to take shape.
“Traffic congestion in Western Sydney can be problematic at the best of times, with residents having to spend less time at home while they negotiate a congested road network,” Mrs Davies said.
“Many residents are looking forward to seeing the completion of this project next year.”
The Werrington Arterial Road project was jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments', with both governments contributing up to $35 million each.