The Morrison Government has unlocked a $50 million infrastructure investment boost for safety improvements along Appin Road in Western Sydney.
The works will include widening travel lanes in each direction, installing a safety barrier and installing fauna fencing along parts of the road to save koalas.
A boost to the local economy, it’s expected close to 120 local jobs will be supported during the project.
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said infrastructure investment will provide an economic life raft out of the COVID pandemic.
“We are investing in infrastructure right across the country to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of COVID-19,” Mr Tudge said.
“In Western Sydney these works will help save lives along this vital corridor, bust congestion and deliver a more reliable road network for commuters and freight – all great results for the local community.”
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said the works were vital to open the area to new homes.
“This will help address housing affordability and will assist more mums and dads to achieve the great Australian dream.” Mr Taylor said.
The Appin Road project is expected to be completed by mid-2022, weather permitting.
The $50 million dollar project is fully funded by the Australian Government as part of the Infrastructure Investment Package.