It is indeed an exciting time for Western Sydney construction and engineering professionals. Thanks to last year's decision to build a second Sydney airport in the region, authorities are continuing to plan the necessary infrastructure that will surround the facility.
In fact, earlier this month, the NSW government called for councils to submit their funding proposals for the next round of the mammoth Local Roads Package - worth $200 million.
To produce a world-class airport, Western Sydney needs world-class surrounding infrastructure.
This package is part of the wider Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan which needs to be completed before construction starts on the airport later in the decade. At present, the road infrastructure is not up to standard and it is up to local councils complete proposals to get the projects underway.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs explained that to produce a world-class airport, Western Sydney needs world-class surrounding infrastructure.
"The Australian and NSW governments are committed to supporting Western Sydney's long term economic growth and ensuring the road infrastructure is delivered first and the airport second," he said in a July 6 media statement.
"Our joint $3.6 billion investment over 10 years in major infrastructure upgrades will transform Western Sydney's economy and create 4,000 jobs in preparation for the airport's opening by the mid-2020s."
What does this construction work include?
NSW authorities were pleased to confirm that road construction in many of the first round of submissions would start this month. Across a number of Western Sydney's main roads including Eagle Vale Drive and Cumberland Highway, construction workers would be installing traffic lights, roundabouts and extra turning lanes.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay explained that the next round of construction work would be located around Camden, Penrith, Campbelltown and other Western Sydney suburbs.
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