Wollondilly Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of additional funding for upgrades and safety improvements to Silverdale Road at Warragamba and Silverdale.
Council has successfully obtained a grant for over $6 million for this busy stretch of road under Round 4 of the Federal Government’s $200 million Local Roads Package.
This next stage of the project would involve further improvements on a 6.7 km section of Silverdale Road between Taylors Road and Blaxland Crossing.
Wollondilly Mayor Matt Gould said, “We are very pleased to have received more funding for these ongoing works on Silverdale Road, which is one of the most frequently used roads in the Shire and our closest link to the new airport site.”
“Council has been advocating loudly for extra government support to help us maintain and improve this major road, for the safety of our residents as well as the many motorists who travel through the Shire on this route.”
“I would like to thank the Federal Government for this injection of funds so we can continue the work we have started to upgrade Silverdale Road.”
“We will be continuing to look out for funding opportunities for all our major roads and hope that this and other main roads in the Shire will ultimately be taken over as State roads, as with similar roads in our neighbouring local government areas.”
This newly funded phase of the project is currently in the planning stages, with work under way on site on previously funded improvements between The Oaks and Silverdale.
Upgrades are also planned through the Silverdale township between Warradale Road and the shopping centre, and Council is developing strategic designs for the future Silverdale Road between the Farnsworth intersection and Wallacia.