Western Sydney is set for a major boost with the New South Wales Government announcing a $1 billion investment from the WestInvest fund to upgrade critical roads across the region.

New South Wales Premier, Dominic Perrottet, said the investment is intended to keep people moving, reduce congestion and boost flood resilience.

“This $1 billion investment in critical upgrades to major roads across the region is a game changer and will make sure that Western Sydney continues to grow and thrive,” Mr Perrottet said.

New South Wales Treasurer, Matt Kean, said the investment will not only save time for commuters but also improve the safety profile of these critical corridors.

“The increased productivity which results from these road improvements will inject millions of dollars into the state’s economy which benefits every single person across NSW,” Mr Kean said.

Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward, said the improvements are also targeted to improve flood evacuation routes for families in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley and around Pitt Town.

“We are working towards widening Garfield Road East to a four-lane divided road, providing a flood evacuation route with increased capacity as well as a better connection to the communities of Marsden Park, Box Hill, Richmond, Schofields and Rouse Hill,” Mrs Ward said.

The funding will support a range of significant road projects across 15 Local Government Areas, including:

  • $200 million for safety improvements on Elizabeth Dr at critical sections between Devonshire Rd and Western Road, Kemps Creek
  • $100 million to construct the Pitt Town bypass which has been identified as a crucial project following recent flooding events in the Hawkesbury-Nepean valley
  • $100 million to enable the upgrade of a 3.4km section of Garfield Road East between Piccadilly Street, Riverstone and Windsor Road, Box Hill

$600 million for roads infrastructure upgrades to be delivered within the 15 eligible WestInvest Local Government Areas, to be determined.

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