Burdekin Road Upgrade now complete
30 April 2014
Joint release with:
Senator for New South Wales
Minister for Human Services
Cr Len Robinson
Traffic flow and safety through Quakers Hill has been improved with the completion of the Burdekin Road upgrade from Walker Street to Railway Terrace.
Senator for New South Wales and Minister for Human Services Marise Payne, representing Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, joined Blacktown Mayor Len Robinson on site today to view the new road.
Mr Truss said the Australian Government fully funded the project, investing $4.55 million to upgrade the rural road that had become inadequate for the growing area.
“This project has upgraded a rural road to a four lane divided road, and added a shared pathway for bicycle riders and pedestrians,” Mr Truss said.
Senator Payne said the new sub-arterial road upgraded the network linking major state roads such as Garfield Road East and Sunnyholt Road.
“Burdekin Road will provide better access for about 45,500 residents and those using the relocated Schofields Railway Station,” Senator Payne said.
“The roundabout is now two lanes, improving traffic flow through the intersection of Burdekin Road and Walker Street.”
Cr Robinson said the local community had been eagerly awaiting the completion of the transformation of the once rural road.
“A significant number of jobs were created during the construction of the project which delivered an important economic boost to this area,” Cr Robinson said.