$200 MILLION TO CONTINUE HENRY LAWSON DRIVE UPGRADE
Motorists in South Western Sydney will get home sooner and safer with the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government investing $200 million to extend the upgrade of Henry Lawson Drive along a critical stretch in Milperra.
Treasurer Matt Kean said the upgrade to Henry Lawson Drive is part of a $1 billion WestInvest roads package, made possible by the Liberal and Nationals Government’s long term economic plan.
“This is about making sure South West Sydney is thriving now and into the future, with the road infrastructure that can cater to more drivers,” Mr Kean said.
“The upgrades to Henry Lawson Drive are a win for families who will be able to spend more time with each other, and for businesses that want to get more done.”
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said the upgrade will ease congestion for motorists along this critical South Western Sydney road corridor.
“We know South Western Sydney is booming, that is why we are committed to providing the essential infrastructure to keep people moving on their local roads,” Mrs Ward said.
“The upgrade of 1.8 kilometres between Auld Avenue and the M5 Motorway builds on Stage 1A which creates more capacity for vehicles traveling through Milperra and Newbridge Road.”
Member for East Hills Wendy Lindsay said this is a critical project that the community has been calling for and make positive difference to travel times for thousands of drivers across South Western Sydney.
“This is about listening to the community and delivering, travelling on Henry Lawson Drive will become an easier trip for everyone across South Western Sydney,” Mrs Lindsay said.
Transport for NSW received more than 100 submissions during the community consultation period last year, reflecting the keen community interest in this project.
A Review of Environmental Factors is being prepared, which will include the impacts from the finalised design features and construction of the project.
Transport for NSW will keep the community informed about next steps for the upgrade.
Other road projects already announced include: For more information, go to https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/henry-lawson-drive-upgrade-stage-1b