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 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

'A+' result for Western Sydney report card

Media Release

PF046/2016

13 April 2016

Joint release with:

Duncan Gay

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

The third report card for the $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan has been released, showing significant progress has been made in delivery of the projects.

Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Paul Fletcher said the Australian and NSW governments are delivering a multi-billion dollar roads package for one of Australia's fastest growing regions, ahead of the planned Western Sydney Airport.

“The Turnbull Government is committed to building better roads and investing in Western Sydney's infrastructure. This investment will create more than 4,000 jobs, reduce congestion and support the region's growing population, which is expected to increase by one million people by 2031,” Mr Fletcher said.

“More than $23 million worth of contracts have already been awarded to businesses in western Sydney, with around 130 suppliers and contractors now working across all of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan projects.

“As of late last year, an average 325 people were employed full time under the Plan and this is expected to increase as more projects move into construction.”

NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said planning or construction is now underway on all major projects funded under the Plan.

“The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan will deliver 61 kilometres of new or upgraded road and essential transport corridors to support residential and economic growth,” Mr Gay said.

“Work is progressing on the $509 million Bringelly Road upgrade and the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road, which has moved past the half way mark and remains on track for completion at the end of the year.”

“Delivery of the $200 million Local Roads Package is well underway to provide improved connections and efficiency, with all projects funded in the first round to be finished by August.

“A further 11 critical new local road projects were approved under round two earlier this year, with projects to start construction in coming months. This funding for local infrastructure projects will also improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.”

Full copies of the bi-annual report card can be downloaded at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/wsip