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Infrastructure Australia has added Western Sydney's The Northern Road Upgrade to its list of priority projects, with the project to support the region's growing population and the Western Sydney Airport.
According to Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, the project is part of the Australian and New South Wales Governments' 10-year, $3.6 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan.
“Western Sydney is one of Australia's fastest growing economies,” he said. “A growing population will need infrastructure and jobs to stimulate economic growth, and the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan is key to getting that infrastructure investment in place.
“The Australian Government is investing $2.9 billion over 10 years in infrastructure upgrades and new corridors in this region. This will ensure that Western Sydney Airport will be supported by a quality transport network that moves passengers, staff and freight efficiently when the airport opens in 2026.
“The Northern Road is a crucial road for the Western Sydney region, providing one of the main arterial north-south transport corridors that links people to jobs and connects goods and services.”
The project will include the upgrade to 31 kilometres of The Northern Road between Peter Brock Drive in Oran Park and Jamison Road, South Penrith and is to be completed in three parts, including Peter Brock Drive to Mersey Road; Mersey Road to Glenmore Parkway; and Glenmore Parkway to Jamison Road.