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

Safety Works Start on Appin Road

Media Release

PF035/2018

26 April 2018

Joint release with:

Angus Taylor MP

Federal Member for Hume
Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity

A safer and smoother journey is a step closer for motorists travelling between Sydney and the Illawarra with important safety works on Appin Road getting underway.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said safety works had now commenced on Appin Road between Mount Gilead and Appin as part of the Turnbull Government's $50 million commitment to improve safety and unlock affordable housing in the area.

“Appin Road is a key link for more than 10,000 motorists travelling each day between the Illawarra and south-west Sydney,” Mr Fletcher said.

“These works are essential to ensure the safety of road users using this stretch of Appin Road.

“These safety upgrades will include tactile line marking and the installation of signage and more guideposts.

“Work is also progressing on the design for an overtaking lane, curve realignment and road safety barriers in the area.”

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said work would be complemented by the upcoming widening of Appin Road between Mount Gilead and Rosemeadow.

“These works will help ensure Appin Road can support the Greater Macarthur Growth Area, which is set to see thousands of new homes built between Campbelltown and the Illawarra in the coming decade,” Mr Taylor said.

“Proposals to minimise the impact on flora and fauna, including koala fencing, are also being investigated.”

Consultation with stakeholders in the area has begun, with letters provided to residents, while information sessions will also begin in the coming months.