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  • 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.

  • Construction To Start On Temporary Car Park At Edmondson Park Station

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, announced that construction is set to begin on temporary car parking spaces for public transport customers at Edmondson Park Station during the upgrade of the existing car park. 

    “When I announced the additional spaces last year, I said that temporary car parking would be made available during the construction of the new multi storey car park – and I’m happy to be able to deliver on this commitment.

    “Landcom will build the temporary parking on behalf of Transport for NSW and work is set to begin in the coming weeks.” Ms Gibbons said.  

    The temporary cark park will have around 180 free and untimed spaces and be located next to the existing car park on the northern side of the station. These spots are expected to be available while major work on the new multi-storey car park is underway.

    The new multi-storey commuter car park is the first step in delivering up to 2,000 additional spaces at Edmondson Park Station and is expected to open in mid-2021.

    Key features of the new multi storey car park include:

    • up to 1000 additional parking spaces
    • free parking for up to 18 hours
    • accessible parking spaces
    • lift access
    • road pavement and pedestrian pathway upgrades
    • CCTV, lighting and wayfinding for improved safety and security
    • provision for electric vehicle charging spaces and motorbike parking is also being assessed.

     

    For more information on the project, please visit:

    https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/edmondson-park-commuter-car-park

  • Rail Upgrades Pave The Way For More Jobs And Better Services For Our Local Area

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, announced the signing of two construction contracts totalling about $600 million to modernise and upgrade infrastructure on the rail network.

    The major milestone will result in the creation of hundreds of jobs for the NSW economy to deliver essential upgrades to rail infrastructure including stabling yards, signalling, track, station platforms and power supply at key locations between Central, the T8 Airport Line tunnel and the South Coast.

    “We’re cracking on with major infrastructure projects like this one to ensure we support jobs, communities and the economy at this critical time,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “Today’s announcement means we are keeping people in work and creating about 350 direct new jobs and around 200 indirect jobs located either in Sydney or on the South Coast.” 

    The jobs will cover a range of disciplines including engineers, rail construction workers, security guards, truck drivers, electricians, plumbers, labourers, concrete workers and apprentices.

    The employment drive will also be focused on developing a diverse workforce by providing opportunities for skills development and training to groups such as women, young people, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

    “The work will support the introduction of new suburban and intercity trains and allow us to deliver more frequent train services, with less wait times and a more comfortable journey for customers on the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “We’re prioritising these lines because they are among the busiest on the network, catering for 440,000 trips in a typical day, which is around one third of daily rail customers.”

    Ms Gibbons said key service improvements for our local customers will include:

    • More services for the T8 Airport Line, including a 60 per cent increase at the International, Domestic, Mascot and Green Square stations during the morning peak, meaning trains on average every three to four minutes instead of every six minutes today
    • Additional capacity to carry 2,400 more customers in the peak

     

    Construction for the rail upgrades will begin in the middle of this year and be completed in advance of the service improvements, which are planned for late 2022.

    “This is fantastic news and shows that some great improvements are just around the corner for the our locals. One of the key concerns for my constituents is crowded trains but today’s announcement shows that this is a Government who listens, and has a clear plan in place to address what matters most,” Ms Gibbons said.

    The rail upgrades and resultant service improvements are being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s $4.3 billion More Trains, More Services program.

    Since 2011 the NSW Government has introduced more than 40,000 new public transport services across NSW, with more on the way.

    More information on the infrastructure upgrades is available at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/more-trains-more-services

  • 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 rms.nsw.gov.au.