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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

Better local roads for Western Sydney

Media Release


07 July 2014

Joint release with:

Duncan Gay

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight

The Australian Government is getting on with building world class infrastructure for a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney today releasing the Implementation Plan for its $200 million Local Roads Package to eligible Councils.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the Australian and New South Wales governments will be seeking submissions from eligible councils to deliver projects focused on improving the productivity and safety performance of Western Sydney's road networks.

“These projects will create jobs and stimulate economic growth in communities surrounding the Western Sydney Airport site, targeting roads in Liverpool, Camden, Wollondilly, Campbelltown, Penrith, Fairfield and Blacktown,” Mr Briggs said.

“The Local Roads Package will be delivered in three rounds between 2014 and 2024 and Councils will work with Roads and Maritime Services to develop submissions for these rounds.

“This Package is an important part of our joint $3.5 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan that will unlock the region's economic capacity by boosting productivity, slashing travel times and creating thousands of local jobs”.

New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay emphasised the importance of consultation to ensure the successful delivery of the package, announcing that eligible local councils would be invited to participate in an information session with New South Wales officials later this week.

“Western Sydney is already Australia's third-largest economy with the region expected to grow from two million to three million people in the next 20 years, which is why both governments are fast-tracking development of new and existing infrastructure,” Mr Gay said.

“The NSW Government is steaming ahead with roads for a second Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, last week we called for tenders on the first stage of the $500 million upgrade of Bringelly Road and separate to the airport roads package funded with the Federal Government, we have other major upgrades well underway including Camden Valley Way, Narellan Road and Northern Road.”

“Working together with the Australian Government, we are determined to ensure Western Sydney has the infrastructure it needs for future economic growth and jobs, and for the safety and quality of life of its communities.”

Further information on the Sydney Aviation Strategy and the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is available online at