SOUTH WEST SYDNEY ROADS LEFT STANDING STILL

Mar 6, 2017

PAT CONROY MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTUCTURE

MEMBER FOR SHORTLAND

 

ANNE STANLEY MP

FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WERRIWA

 

Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Pat Conroy joined Anne Stanley MP Federal Member for Werriwa today to visit congestion hotspots and discuss pressures on road infrastructure in growing South Western Sydney.

Ms Stanley highlighted issues stemming from the condition of the causeway on Cambridge Avenue, Glenfield. The causeway, which forms a link between roadways owned by State and Federal Governments, has long been an issue as it is often subject to flooding in rainy conditions.

“This road is a major thoroughfare for locals in the area, however it has long been the victim of buck passing by Federal and State Governments.”

“To make matters worse, it will be further impacted by the additional traffic arising from the construction and subsequent operation of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal.”

Ms Stanley and Mr Conroy called on all levels of Government to end the finger pointing and work together in replacing the causeway.

“This is essential infrastructure that must be considered as part of the Intermodal development,” Ms Stanley said.

“Anne Stanley is a great local member, and is rightly focused on finding a solution to these two congestion hotspots. The Federal and State Liberal Governments need to work together to fix this congestion in an area of Western Sydney which is rapidly growing,” Mr Conroy said.  

Looking upon the congestion already apparent at the intersection of the Hume Highway and Hoxton Park Road, Ms Stanley remarked on the unprecedented growth that is occurring in the region.

“The congestion here is already severe. This will be compounded by developments like Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek and the Moorebank Intermodal. That is why it is essential that we make sure these projects are well planned and accompanied by necessary infrastructure, like the rail link and fuel line at Badgery’s Creek Airport”. 

6 March 2017

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