Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP welcomes the announcement that the NSW Government are calling for expressions of interest from industry to widen the M4 from Church Street, Parramatta to Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush from six to eight lanes, while also releasing the concept design for the M4 East tunnel.
“The WestConnex project was put in the too hard basket by the former Labor government. The O’Farrell government is now getting on with the job of bringing this project to fruition.” said Mr Ayres
Mr Ayes said having the concept design for the M4 East released and the planning application lodged is a major milestone for the WestConnex project.
All planning applications for stage one of WestConnex have now been lodged.
Stage 1 of WestConnex includes widening of the M4 from three to four lanes in each direction from Church Street, Parramatta to Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush.
Stage 1 will then extend the motorway, called the M4 East, via a 6km tunnel of three lanes in each direction from west of concord Road, North Strathfield to Parramatta Road and City west Link at Haberfield.
Mr Ayres said WestConnex would ease congestion, deliver connected communities and create jobs across Sydney.
“Travel times will be slashed for people living in the western Sydney” said Mr Ayres.
WestConnex is the largest infrastructure project in Australia, linking western and south Western Sydney with the city, airport and port in a 33 km continuous motorway. The NSW Government is investing $1.8 billion in WestConnex, with the Australian Government contributing $1.5 billion.
For information, to view the concept designs or to have your say visit www.westconnex.com.au. The feedback period on the concept design closes 17 February 2014.