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

Major progress on Western Sydney roads package

Media Release


01 December 2017

Joint release with:

Stuart Ayres

NSW Minister for Western Sydne
NSW Minister for WestConnex
NSW Minister for Sport

Motorists in Western Sydney are seeing results from the Australian and NSW Governments’ $3.6 billion investment in local roads with major milestones achieved over the past 12 months.

The latest 12-month report card for the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) shows steady progress on the plan’s major road infrastructure upgrades.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher said a significant achievement was the opening to traffic of the new Werrington Arterial Road between the Great Western Highway and M4 Motorway, which is already helping to ease congestion on the M4.

“With one in 11 Australians now living in Western Sydney, we are delivering major projects such as building the M12 Motorway and the Werrington Arterial Road to transform the region's economy and make it an even better place to live and do business,” Mr Fletcher said.

“The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is delivering major road upgrades for the region and capitalising on the economic benefits from building the Western Sydney Airport.

“These projects are delivering jobs for Western Sydney with around 910 full-time-equivalent positions created so far—almost a quarter of the forecast 4,000 direct and indirect jobs expected to be created over the 10-year program.

“The $3.6 billion plan will ensure that road connections are ready before the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek opens and will support future housing development and economic precincts.”

New South Wales Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Western Sydney businesses were also reaping the rewards of record investment in the region's infrastructure.

“As of 30 June 2017, around $108 million worth of contracts had been awarded to businesses based in Western Sydney from the projects that were under construction during the year,” Mr Ayres said.

“The peak annual expenditure of over $600 million for the 10-year program is forecast to occur in the 2019–20 financial year meaning Western Sydney businesses and residents will continue to benefit from these projects in the years to come.

“Additional projects under construction include two more stages of The Northern Road. The second stage of the Bringelly Road upgrade is also now under construction.

“The last of seven projects funded under Round 1 of the $200 million Local Roads Package opened in late 2016 and all 11 projects under Round 2 are either underway or in planning, boosting the capacity and efficiency of local roads.”

The Australian Government is investing around $2.9 billion and the New South Wales Government around $700 million in WSIP.

Read the report card at