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

Werrington Arterial Road hits halfway mark

Media Release

PF008/2016

27 January 2016

Joint release with:

Duncan Gay

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Fiona Scott

Federal Member for Lindsay

Tanya Davies

Member for Mulgoa

Construction of the new Werrington Arterial Road at Claremont Meadows has reached a major milestone with work on the project hitting the halfway mark.

Minister for Major Projects Paul Fletcher said the $70 million upgrade, which links the M4 Motorway and Great Western Highway, formed an important part of the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.

“This upgrade is an important part of our plan to improve key arterial roads in Western Sydney, reduce travel times and improve safety for motorists in the area,” Mr Fletcher said.

Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said with more than 50 per cent of the project now completed, traffic this week moved onto a new section of Gipps Street and Kent Road, north of Sunflower Drive and south of the Caddens Road intersection.

“It is great to see this project powering ahead so quickly, getting benefits to motorists sooner. I look forward to the upgrade opening by the end of the year,” Mr Gay said.

“The Australian and NSW governments are delivering a sensible road network for the future for the people of Western Sydney. This particular project is an investment which should have been made decades ago and we're getting on with the job.”

Federal Member for Lindsay Fiona Scott said the project will also feature a new shared path, including a bridge across the M4 Motorway, to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

“Once completed, the new Werrington Arterial Road will provide a new connection to the M4 Motorway to accommodate growth areas in Werrington. It will also help to reduce congestion on north-south corridors of Mamre Road and The Northern Road,” Ms Scott said.

New South Wales Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the Werrington Arterial Road upgrade includes widening a two kilometre section of the Kent Road and Gipps Street corridor to four lanes and building two new east facing ramps on the M4 Motorway to increase capacity and improve travel times for road users.