Mayor Khan & Nathaniel Smith MP call for NSW Government to manage major Wollondilly roads
Posted on: 20.05.2021
Wollondilly Council is strongly advocating for the NSW State Government to review and reclassify 116km of its roads as state roads, with Nathaniel Smith MP working closely with Council to help make it happen.
Mayor Robert Khan said, “Council is investing more than ever before to fix our 870km road network, with a big focus on our major roads.”
“But many of these heavily used roads really should be managed by the NSW Government, like they are for other Council areas all over the state, giving us more resources to invest in our local roads.”
Mayor Khan recently met with the Member for Wollondilly, Nathaniel Smith MP who advised he strongly supports Councils request.
Mr Smith delivered a Private Member’s Statement to Parliament advocating that the NSW Government step in and take on the management of the Shire’s major roads.
“Wollondilly has too many main roads for a small, growing population,” he said.
“The State Government needs to take ownership of the major roads like Remembrance Driveway, Silverdale Road, Menangle Road and Montpelier Drive so that Council can focus its limited funds on local roads for local residents.”
The roads which Council believes should become state roads are: Remembrance Driveway; Silverdale Road; Menangle Road; Wilton Road; Macarthur Drive; Finns Road; Avon Dam Road; and Woodbridge Road.
Reclassification of those roads would mean that the NSW Government would be responsible for the funding, maintenance and repairs for these high traffic volume roads.
The pressure on the road network is only expected to intensify as Wollondilly continues to grow and traffic through the Shire to other major growth centres escalates.
This week, Mr Smith has started a petition to transfer roads from Wollondilly Council to NSW State Government. Sign the petition here!