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  • Warwick Farm Commuter Car Park Upgrade A Win For Local Public Transport Patrons

    Public transport is becoming more accessible in Sydney’s west with the release of hundreds more spaces as part of the Warwick Farm Commuter Car Park upgrade.

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said the two additional levels provides 250 extra car parking spaces for people using public transport.

    “The NSW Government has made it a priority improve access to train stations for local commuters, particularly in Sydney’s greater west,” Ms Gibbons said

    “The newly completed expansion of this multi-storey car park means total capacity is now more than 740 spaces, which is a terrific boost for public transport patrons.

    “Key features include a new lift and extension of the existing lift, additional accessible parking spaces close to the station, new motorcycle parking bays, and upgraded CCTV, lighting and wayfinding signage.”

    This new section was built with a range of sustainable features including:

    • a rooftop with more than 600 solar panels
    • provision for future electric vehicle charging stations
    • concrete with 30 percent recycled mix material
    • reinforced steel with an estimated content of 70 per cent recycled scrap.

    Around 530 people worked more than 55,000 hours to complete the car park with 2100 cubic metres of concrete poured while 49 tonnes of structural steel and 210 tonnes of reinforcing steel was used.

    While the car park is now open for commuters, finishing work will continue and a new public art piece will be installed in the coming months. Transport Park&Ride infrastructure is also planned for this location.

    This project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program, with more than $480.9 million being spent over the next four years to provide more convenient access to public transport at key interchanges.

    The NSW Government has delivered more than 12,000 commuter car spaces across Sydney since 2011, with around 6000 additional spaces on the way. 

    For more information, go to transport.nsw.gov.au/warwickfarm.

  • South West Sydney Big Winners As NSW Delivers More Commuter Car Parks

    Sydney’s south west commuters will benefit from around 3,300 additional commuter car parking spaces as the NSW Government continues to bolster the public transport network.

    Today the Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott cut the ribbon on the State’s newest congestion busting project in Edmondson Park North, as planning is  finalised on yet another project in this fast growing community.

    The new Edmondson Park South car park boasts more than 1,250 extra parking spaces, and the Edmondson Park North project will deliver up to 700 additional spaces.

    “Our Government recognizes that this is Sydney’s fastest growing region, and we’re delivering projects which will serve the community for years to come,” Mr Elliott said.

    “We have a world class public transport network, and significant investments like the ones we’ve made into commuter car parks makes catching public transport more convenient and attractive to the community.”

    Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said delivering on this 2019 election commitment will encourage more locals in the community to use public transport.

    “This project has bolstered our public transport network and has also created more than 900 jobs throughout the construction of this much needed local amenity,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “It’s truly world class, built with recycled materials, it has 1,500 solar panels and 10 electric vehicle charging stations.

    These projects are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program, which is seeing $480.9 million being spent over the next four years to provide more convenient access to public transport at key interchanges.

    The NSW Government has delivered more than 12,000 commuter car spaces across Sydney since 2011, with around 6,000 additional spaces on the way.

  • Installation Of Temporary Traffic Lights Brings Heathcote Road Upgrade A Step Closer

    The installation of traffic lights on Heathcote Road Voyager Point is a significant milestone in preparing for a major upgrade along a 2.2 kilometre stretch of the road to begin early next year.

    Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said the traffic lights, to be installed at the intersection of The Avenue and Heathcote Road, Voyager Point will significantly improve the safety of the intersection.

    This is the first stage of work motorists will notice on Heathcote Road itself and it will be underway from Monday 22 November. Noise walls are also currently being built along the boundary of Margate Avenue and near Infantry Parade, Holsworthy.

    “Once this work is completed, the road will be ready for the major upgrade between Holsworthy and Voyager Point which will begin in 2022 and take around 30 months to complete. The total project cost is $188 million with contributions from both the NSW State Government and Federal Government,” Ms Gibbons continued.

    The upgrade along this stretch of Heathcote road will reduce congestion, improve road safety and provide more reliable journeys for all road users. It will also see the traffic lights made permanent once works are completed.

    “For road users, we are upgrading the single lane road to a two-lane dual carriageway with new bridges across Harris and Williams Creeks along with duplicating the bridge across the railway at Holsworthy,” Ms Gibbons said.

    The upgrade will also respect the area’s indigenous, military and railway heritage, being a key route for the traditional owners of this land and to the Holsworthy Military Base.

    “The noise walls will also feature artwork from Leanne Watson, a Darug woman who has paid homage to local heritage and drawn inspiration from the rock art found in the local area.

    “Also we will be preserving key elements of the existing Harris Creek Bridge which was built as a rail connection through to Liverpool by WWI German Prisoners of War,” Ms Gibbons said.

    The bridge incorporates an inscription by the German Internees that dates the bridge to 1917. Holsworthy was also a training ground for the revered Australian Light Horse and 12th Regiment.

    Historical images recognising the area’s unique and significant military history, will be incorporated into bridge safety screens and noise walls. Plinths will also be installed across the project area to showcase information to the community.

    “This area has such a rich heritage and it’s important we pay homage to those who walked these grounds before us,” Ms Gibbons said.

    For more detail on the traffic light installation including construction hours and for more information on the upgrade, go to nswroads.work/heathcoteroad.

  • Community Feedback Sought For Heathcote Road Upgrade At Moorebank

    Transport for NSW is seeking feedback from road users, local businesses and the community on plans to widen a 300-metre stretch of Heathcote Road at Moorebank.

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said Transport for NSW is investigating her request for a future upgrade of Heathcote Road, including an additional two lanes between Junction Road and the M5 Motorway, and traffic lights at the Junction and Heathcote roads intersection.

    “I have been raising this intersection with the Minister for Transport and Roads for some time – advocating for an upgrade – and I’m happy Transport for NSW are now investigating this request and conducting community consultation.” Ms Gibbons said.

    Heathcote Road is a major thoroughfare which links Liverpool and Heathcote, connecting Sydney’s southern suburbs to the motorway network in the south-west including the M5 and M7 motorways.

    Around 36,000 motorists use Heathcote Road every day, which can created bottlenecks along the major thoroughfare such as between Junction Road and the M5 Motorway.

    Ms Gibbons said the plans in progress are to address this pinch point by widening the road to create two additional lanes and installing traffic lights at the Junction and Heathcote roads intersection.

    “This would not only reduce congestion and provide safer access to and from Junction Road and the service road, it would also create consistency with the remaining Heathcote Road corridor between Holsworthy and Liverpool.” Ms Gibbons said.

    Transport for NSW encourage you to send your feedback on the preferred option and design by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1800 271 117. You can also register your interest to attend an online information session about the preferred option.

    Feedback received during consultation period will be considered and also documented in a consultation report to assist with the next steps of the project.

    For more information, please visit nswroads.work/heathcote-road-moorebank

  • More Money For Heathcote Road

    The full duplication of Heathcote Road is one step closer, with an additional $35 million allocated for the planning of the upgrade between Voyager Point and Heathcote, in the 2020-21 NSW Budget.

    Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said duplicating Heathcote Road is not an easy task and will take time, but it will be well worth it as it will improve safety for the 36,000 drivers who use the road every day.

    “We need to get this road right to accommodate future growth from the Illawarra to Western Sydney, and to ensure we have the right infrastructure in place for generations to come,” Mr Constance said.

    “Last year alone there were 13 crashes with three people killed - Heathcote Road has an unacceptable road safety record that this government is committed to fixing as soon as possible.”

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said today’s announcement is in addition to the $183 million in state and federal funding already announced for duplication between Infantry Parade and The Avenue, and $73 million for Heathcote Road Bridge.

    “The current upgrade will see the duplication of existing bridges across Harris Creek, Williams Creek and the T8 Airport railway line, and a pedestrian and cyclist shared path installed adjacent to the road, connecting Voyager Point to Holsworthy Station.

    “The duplication of Heathcote Road will help ensure drivers make it home every night, and spend more time with their families and less time in traffic.” Ms Gibbons said.

    Early work was carried out in 2019 in preparation for the upgrade, including the relocation of utilities and the gas main along Heathcote Road.

    Preliminary work along Heathcote Road between Holsworthy and Voyager Point is expected to start in early 2021, with completion of the 2.2km project expected in late 2024.

  • New Gateway To Sydney On Its Way

    Thousands of jobs will be created as part of the toll-free Sydney Gateway motorway, with the NSW Government today announcing major milestones in the delivery of this vital connection to Sydney Airport, Port Botany and beyond.

    Transport for NSW has awarded the design and construction contract to John Holland Seymour Whyte Joint Venture, while the project has also received planning approval from all levels of government.

    Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Sydney Gateway connects the WestConnex St Peters Interchange, where the M4 and M8 will meet, to the Airport and Port Botany Precinct with the capacity to carry 100,000 vehicles a day and will be a game changer.

    “The NSW Government is investing up to $2.6 billion into this project, which is one of the missing pieces in Sydney’s motorway network,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    “As well as providing safer and more reliable journeys, Sydney Gateway will also deliver a significant employment and economic boost, supporting 1,000 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

    “These have been very challenging times for the aviation industry but Sydney Gateway continues to be a priority infrastructure project.

    “This project is an essential part of the plan to support the long-term economic growth of Sydney’s airport and port, reducing travel times and improving access to employment areas.”

    NSW Minister for Roads Andrew Constance said early work is expected to start within months.

    “The project, with the wider network, will allow motorists to bypass 26 sets of traffic lights between Parramatta and Sydney Airport’s Domestic terminal,” Mr Constance said.

    “The direct, efficient and safe route means we are also expecting Sydney Gateway to be used by half of all trucks travelling to Port Botany by 2026, handing Mascot streets back to the local community.”

    Sydney Gateway will deliver travel time savings and transform the airport precinct for future growth.

    Supported by WestConnex, drivers using Sydney Gateway will save up to:

    • 30 minutes from the Inner West to the International Airport
    • 22 minutes from Bankstown to the Domestic Airport
    • 30 minutes from Silverwater to Port Botany
    • 40 minutes on a trip from Parramatta to the Domestic Airport

    Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Geoff Culbert said in what has been the worst year ever for aviation, the progress on Sydney Gateway is a real positive. 

    "This visionary project will be a game-changer for access to the airport, will generate much-needed jobs and, importantly, will benefit our community by giving local roads back to local residents.”

    Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Greater Sydney Elizabeth Mildwater said one major change to the project after community engagement is a new shared cycling and pedestrian path linking Alexandra Canal and the domestic terminals.

    “Around half of all feedback we’ve received from the community has been about better links for cyclists in particular, so it’s great to see a new walking and cycling path will be built to improve access to the domestic terminals,” Ms Mildwater said.

  • Extra Commuter Car Spaces Planned For Warwick Farm Station

    Planning is underway to deliver approximately 250 additional commuter car parking spaces at Warwick Farm Station, thanks to the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program.

    “The Commuter Car Park Program is designed to make it easier for customers who need to drive part of their journey to access public transport hubs,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “This investment will not only deliver benefits for hundreds of commuters but will  generate jobs in a range of fields including engineering, construction and administration roles.”

    Key features of the proposal include:

    • adding two storeys to the existing multi-storey car park, providing approximately 250 additional spaces
    • a new lift and extension of the existing lift
    • additional accessible parking spaces close to the station
    • solar panels on the rooftop level
    • provision for future electric vehicle charging spaces
    • motorcycle parking bays
    • a new footpath through Hart Park to improve connectivity to the station
    • CCTV, lighting and wayfinding signage for improved safety and security.

    The Review of Environmental Factors is available to view online and the community is invited to provide their feedback on the concept design by Sunday 25 October 2020: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/warwickfarm

    Subject to planning approval, construction of the project is planned to begin in early 2021 and is expected to be completed by early 2022.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delivery of additional commuter parking at Warwick Farm Station is being accelerated as part of the NSW Government’s $3 billion Infrastructure and Job Acceleration Fund.

  • Active Transport Grant Helps Get Infrastructure And People Moving

    The NSW Government will provide more than $1.7 million in grants to assist Liverpool City Council deliver around 1.5 kilometres of shared pathways.

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said the grant will help Liverpool City Council deliver important sections of shared paths helping make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to move around our local area.

    “The grants will help to deliver a 2.5m wide shared path along the northern side of Newbridge Road between Holly Ave and Epsom Rd in Chipping Norton.

    “This will allow for the full connection of Chipping Norton, along Newbridge Road, from Rickard Road down to Epsom Road.” Ms Gibbons said.

    The grants will also help deliver the continuation of the Hume Highway shared path between the M5 and Reilly Street and a shared path on the western side of Governor Macquarie Drive from Newbridge Road to Alfred Road Chipping Norton.

    “The works will also include service adjustments, installation of bicycle lanterns, construction of pram ramps, signage and line marking on Newbridge Road at the intersections of Stockton Avenue and Nuwarra Road making in safer for cyclists and pedestrians.” Ms Gibbons said.

    The creation of these shared pathways is part of an investment of around $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years that will bring the NSW Government’s total investment to almost $1.1 billion – the largest in the State’s history.

    “The NSW Government continues to encourage people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday commute, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle while also helping to relieve congestion on the roads and public transport,” said Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance.

    Further information about these projects will be available from Liverpool City Council as work progresses.

  • Work To Begin On Edmondson Park Commuter Car Park

    Construction is set to begin on Edmondson Park Station’s new multi-storey car park next month.

    The new facility will provide around 1,000 additional parking spaces for public transport customers, thanks to the NSW Government’s Commuter Car Park Program.

    “The existing car park - where the new multi-storey will be built - will have its entry closed from 3pm on Friday 28 August, however the existing northern car park will remain open and temporary parking will also be available from Saturday 29 August,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “The new temporary cark park will be located next to the existing car park on the northern side of the station with free and untimed spaces for customers. Four accessible parking spaces will be relocated from the southern car park to the northern car park to ensure they are still available.

    “During September, site establishment activities including piling, demolition and excavation will begin. Signage, traffic management and fencing will be in place to support customers with the parking changes,” Ms Gibbons said.

    The car park is expected to be completed and open to the community in mid-2021.

    Key features of the project include up to 1000 additional parking spaces, free parking for up to 18 hours for customers using public transport, accessible parking spaces close to the station entry and lift access.

    We are committed to providing up to 2,000 additional commuter parking spaces at Edmondson Park Station. Plans for the remaining spaces are being finalised and more information will be available to be shared with the community soon.

    For more information on the project, please visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/edmondson-park-commuter-car-park

  • Hundreds Of Extra Bus Services For Our Local Area

    State Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves MP, and State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, announced that more than 300 additional weekly services will be added to key routes across our local area from 23 August 2020. 

    The extra services are funded through the NSW Government’s Growth Services Program, which is an initiative to deliver services when and where they are needed.

    “Around 190 new weekly services will be created on route 841 from Narellan to Leppington,” said Mr Sidgreaves.

    “This comprises of additional off peak and weekend services, with a bus every 30 minutes during these times. The route will also be altered in Emerald Hills to operate along Emerald Hills Boulevard, providing a more direct service and supporting residential growth in the area”.

    Additionally, more than 120 additional weekly services will be added to route 869 from Ingleburn to Liverpool via Edmondson Park.

    “These extra services will operate early in the morning and in the evenings on weekdays, as well as on weekends. Customers will see a bus every 30 minutes for longer, with the service operating until 11pm, 7 days a week,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “We are also introducing a new N31 Nightride service which will run between Liverpool and Leppington, seven days a week with stops at Liverpool, Casula, Edmondson Park and Leppington.”  

    From 10 August, customers will be able to view the new services and plan their journey online at www.transportnsw.info.

    Since March 2011, the NSW Government have delivered more than 2,700 additional weekly bus services in Sydney’s South West.