Wollondilly Council Welcomes Funding Pledge for Upgrade to Appin Road
Posted on: 19.05.2016
Wollondilly Shire Council is pleased with the announcements of funding pledges from both the Federal Coalition Government and Federal Opposition earmarked for upgrades to Appin Road.
Council is keen to hear more details of the $50m road upgrade pledges including the extent of the works and if there are plans for Roads and Maritime Services to fast track the upgrade. Council also recommends that any pledge of funding from both the current Federal Government and the opposition be complemented with a guarantee to identify additional interim safety measures, and that they be implemented as soon as possible and prior to the upgrades. This approach was used on Picton Road prior to the upgrade commencing.
Appin Road passes through Wollondilly, Campbelltown and Wollongong Local Government areas. According to the RMS, an average of 10,000 vehicles travel on Appin Road each day.
Mayor, Cr Simon Landow said: “We are delighted to hear the pledge from both sides of politics in response to our advocacy for the upgrade of Appin Road, this is about saving lives and comes following a long campaign from local residents and the Council’s bordering Appin road. This is great news for our community”
“It is critically important that comprehensive road safety improvements be implemented on Appin Road as quickly as possible and we look forward to seeing detailed plans to ensure the pledged amount is sufficient. We would also like to see proposed timelines for these works at the earliest opportunity.” said General Manager Luke Johnson.