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  • Motorists Now Benefitting From Intersection Upgrades Across Liverpool

    Upgrades to major intersection across Liverpool are progressing well, with work now complete at three locations.

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP said work has been underway since January this year to upgrade four major intersections across Liverpool to ease congestion and deliver more reliable travel times.

    “Crews have been working hard on these upgrades since the start of this year and work is now complete at the intersections of Elizabeth Drive and Marsden Road as well as Hoxton Park and Whitford roads,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “Thousands of vehicles travel through these intersections each day and this work has focussed on providing smoother and safer trips for motorists.”

    Ms Gibbons said work is also complete on this upgrade of the busy intersection of Hoxton Park Road and Hume Highway.

    “The intersection of Hoxton Park Road and Hume Highway carries around 98,000 vehicles each day,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “Work was carried out to build an additional turning lane on Hume Highway to create more capacity for motorists and provide more reliable travel times.”

    Ms Gibbons said work started in late September to make improvements to the last major intersection in the upgrade package.

    “Crews are now upgrading the intersection of Hoxton Park and Joadja roads, with daily commuters expected to save almost three hours of travel time each year in the afternoon peak.

    “Work involves building an additional right turn lane on Hoxton Park Road and signalising the left turn into Joadja Road to improve traffic flow.”

     “The community and motorists are thanked for their ongoing patience while work is carried out.” Ms Gibbons said.

    For more information and to keep up to date with the improvements, visit

  • Funding for Holsworthy Electorate Community Languages Classes

    Community-run language classes in the Holsworthy Electorate will share in more than $5.5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

    The Community Languages Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area.

    Some examples of funding in the Holsworthy Electorate include:

    • Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association, which runs classes at Holsworthy Public School will receive $12,883.54 in funding to support the operation of its community Tamil lessons.
    • Islamic Charity Projects Association, which runs classes at Lurnea Public School, will receive $27,095.28 in funding to support the operation of its community Arabic lessons.
    • Australian North Cyprus Friendship Association, which runs classes at Chipping Norton Public School, will receive $3,320.50 in funding to support the operation of its community Turkish lessons.
    • The Centre for Indian Languages and Arts will receive $5,000 to start running community classes in Hindi and Telugu at Holsworthy High School.


    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP has welcomed this funding, saying it will help to support language diversity in our local community.

    “Community language schools play an important role in helping young people maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “I’m proud to support our community language schools and the work of their dedicated volunteers.

    “The Liverpool region is such a diverse and multicultural community - and this is one of our great treasures.

    “This is one way the NSW Government can help in fostering and celebrating that diversity,” Ms Gibbons said.

    Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Community Languages Schools Program has already had a profound impact on students from all backgrounds.

    “Research shows that children who learn a second language show greater cognitive development in higher order thinking skills, which means their brain has acquired the capacity to think quickly and strategically, creating a solid foundation for their schooling years,” Ms Mitchell said.

    A list of successful recipients is available below:


    Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc

    Holsworthy PS



    Islamic Charity Projects Association Inc

    Lurnea PS



    Co.As.It. Italian Association of Assistance

    St Catherine of Siena Primary - Prestons



    Amistad Latina Spanish School Inc

    Nuwarra PS



    Liverpool Polish Saturday School Inc

    Casula PS



    Al-Khair Inc

    Chipping Norton PS



    NSW Umit Uighur Language School Inc

    Casula PS



    Australia North Cyprus Friendship Association Inc

    Chipping Norton PS



    Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc

    Nuwarra PS



    Hoodan-Noor (Guidance of the Light) Inc

    Ingleburn HS



    Nova Ukrainian School Inc

    Holsworthy HS



    Flamingo Education Inc

    Holsworthy HS



    Western Sydney Urdu School Inc

    Amity College - Prestons



    Lebanese Moslem Association

    Prestons PS

    $        13,016.36


    Macarthur Youth Malayalee Association (MYMA) Inc

    Chipping Norton PS

    $                2,500


    Centre for Indian Languages and Arts - Hindi Inc

    Holsworthy HS

    $                5,000

    Hindi and Telugu