Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:03

F3 link will help grow Western Sydney - WSROC

Media Release May 9, 2013

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils has welcomed the announcement that the State and Federal governments have committed to building the F3-M2 link.

 

WSROC president Clr Tony Hadchiti said the link would make it easier for Western Sydney residents to get to and from the Central Coast, and attract more Central Coast workers to jobs in the West.

“This is a critical piece of infrastructure which has the potential to open up new work regions around Greater Sydney and provide access to new jobs and amenities for residents in both Western Sydney and the Central Coast,” he said.

“It is one of the three key missing road links, along with the M4 East and the M5 duplication, that create the extreme levels of traffic congestion which keep Western Sydney residents sitting in gridlocked roads for hours.”

“Traffic congestion already costs Sydney $4.6 billion a year in lost productivity, increased travel time, unreliability, higher vehicle and fuel costs, and air pollution, and this is forecast to rise to $8 billion by 2015.

“Road transport contributes an estimated nine per cent of greenhouse gas in Sydney, and much of the air pollution created by traffic congestion settles directly over the Western Sydney basin.

“Building this link, which will allow motorists to bypass 22 traffic lights on Pennant Hills Road, will contribute greatly to improving the lifestyles, commuting times and environmental conditions for Western Sydney residents.”

Clr Hadchiti said it was a positive sign to see the State and Federal Governments collaborating on providing urgently needed infrastructure for the region.

“We are pleased that both levels of government now recognise that the lack of critical infrastructure in Greater and Western Sydney must be urgently addressed and that they are prepared to put aside politics to act in the best interest of their constituents,” he said.

“We hope this is just the beginning and that we can see a similar level of agreement on other projects such as extending the North West Rail Link and building the Parramatta Epping rail link and the Western Sydney light rail.”

 

 


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