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 Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan report card released

Media Release

JB066/2015

10 June 2015

Joint release with:

Duncan Gay

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
Leader of the Government,
Legislative Council

The Australian and NSW governments today released the first Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan report card, providing a comprehensive overview on the first three months of major work undertaken as part of the $3.6 billion package.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs said the multi-billion dollar plan will create more than 4,000 jobs, slash travel times for motorists and boost economic growth in Western Sydney, making it an even better place to live and do business.

“The Australian and NSW governments are getting on with delivering the infrastructure Western Sydney needs to capitalise on the economic gains of building a new airport at Badgerys Creek,” Mr Briggs said.

“Major projects including stage one of the $509 million Bringelly Road upgrade and the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade have already commenced major construction.

“Fourteen intersections, almost eight kilometres of road and 10 kilometres of shared paths have started since we announced this historic package last year.

“In the coming years there will be more bulldozers on the ground and cranes in the sky building world class infrastructure for Western Sydney, meaning more local job opportunities for young people and better roads for motorists.”

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan report card provides detailed information on key project milestones and acts as a handy source of information for the community

“An extra one million people are forecast to live in Western Sydney by 2031, we are building the infrastructure upfront to support transport corridors, help the movement of freight and ease congestion,” Mr Gay said.

“The report card provides a review of progress on each project including detailed maps, construction start and end dates and major project milestones including a three month look ahead at upcoming work.

“Detailed information relating to public consultation such as the environment, health and safety and employment is also a key feature of the report card, which will be issued regularly as work progresses.”

A full copy of the first report can be downloaded at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/wsip.