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Western Sydney update: first Infrastructure Plan Report Card released

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The Australian and NSW governments have released the first Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan Report Card, providing a comprehensive overview on the first three months of major work for the $3.6 billion package.

After releasing the first Infrastructure Plan Report Card, Western Sydney proved to be well prepared to deliver a package of world class road projects to support an integrated transport solution for the Western Sydney region which will capitalise on the economic gains of building an airport for western Sydney.

In a recent press release, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Jamie Briggs said the multi-billion dollar plan will create more than 4,000 jobs, slash travel times for motorists and boost economic growth in Western Sydney, making it an even better place to live and do business.

“The Australian and NSW governments are getting on with delivering the infrastructure Western Sydney needs to capitalise on the economic gains of building a new airport at Badgerys Creek,” Mr Briggs said.

“Major projects including stage one of the $509 million Bringelly Road upgrade and the $70 million Werrington Arterial Road upgrade have already commenced major construction.

“Fourteen intersections, almost eight kilometres of road and 10 kilometres of shared paths have started since we announced this historic package last year.

 

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There’s a lot to get excited about, with an increase of more than 4,000 jobs, reductions in travel time and a boost in economy growth. Not only is this news great for local job seekers, it means great things for the plant and equipment industry.

“In the coming years there will be more bulldozers on the ground and cranes in the sky building world class infrastructure for Western Sydney, meaning more local job opportunities for young people and better roads for motorists.”

To give some perspective, an additional 60+ intersections are yet to be built or upgraded, approximately 50km of additional roads and over 50km of shared pedestrian and cyclist paths are in planning or design. This gives a huge opportunity for plant, equipment and subcontracting companies to pick up more work in Western Sydney, which they can increase their chances of winning work by listing their equipment and services on PlantMiner here.

For more information about the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan head to www.rms.nsw.gov.au/wsip.

 

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