Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

First stage of $114 million Narellan Road Upgrade opens to traffic

Media Release

PF045/2016

13 April 2016

Joint release with:

Duncan Gay

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Motorists in Western Sydney are now benefiting from improved road connections with the first stage of the Narellan Road upgrade open to traffic.

Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Paul Fletcher said the Australian and NSW governments are surging ahead with plans to revitalise road infrastructure in one of Australia's fastest growing regions.

“Stage one of the $114 million Narellan Road upgrade between Narellan and Campbelltown has been delivered on time and is open to traffic,” Mr Fletcher said.

“Narellan Road has been widened to six lanes and a series of traffic lights has been installed to reduce traffic congestion, prevent delays and improve access to the TAFE and Western Sydney University education hub.”

New South Wales Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said the Narellan Road project provided great opportunities for local businesses, with more than $15 million worth of contracts already awarded to Western Sydney businesses and suppliers.

“Construction on this project has provided more job opportunities for people in the local community, which will continue to increase as work ramps up on the next stage,” Mr Gay said.

“Once complete this major arterial corridor will provide significant benefits for people living in nearby communities including Campbelltown, Mount Annan, Camden and Narellan.

“A new Incident Response Facility has been built to allow crews to immediately respond to accidents on the Hume Motorway and surrounding areas.

“This means incidents in the area can be addressed faster and traffic returned to normal sooner.”

Work on Stage 2 is underway and is expected to be completed in 2018.

For more information on the Narellan Road upgrades visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects.