Wollondilly Council welcomes Federal funding for Bypass and Picton Road
Posted on: 28.03.2022
Wollondilly Mayor Matt Gould has welcomed today’s Federal Government announcement of $95.6 million in funding towards the Picton Bypass and Picton Road projects following strong advocacy by the Council.
The funding is part of a commitment to state infrastructure in this week’s Federal Budget, aimed at creating jobs, improving commuter safety and driving economic growth.
Mayor Gould said, “I’m excited to hear about this funding which goes towards addressing the infrastructure deficit in this growth area, particularly in relation to the Picton Bypass.”
“We understand that these funds are for planning for these critical pieces of infrastructure, and look forward to finding out more of the details soon.”
“I’d like to congratulate our local members, Angus Taylor and Nathaniel Smith for their support for these projects and we also look forward to the NSW Government committing funds in the upcoming budget.”
Council has been strongly advocating for the Picton Bypass to create a safe evacuation route for residents in emergency situations and provide alternative access through the town centre when the historic Victoria Bridge is closed, as well as addressing the increase in traffic caused by growing populations in surrounding towns.
As the area continues to grow, the need for the Bypass as well as improvements to Picton Road is becoming more urgent.
Council will continue to work with the Federal and State Governments to make sure these projects become a reality in the near future.