WORK TO START ON HAMBLEDON ROAD IN 2018
Written on the 25 October 2017 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP today welcomed the latest NSW Government's announcement that an additional $113 million from the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) will be used to deliver infrastructure projects in support of the boom in housing construction in the city's west, south-west and north-west.
This financial boost will accelerate the delivery of vital infrastructure such as new and upgraded roads to support the growth of new homes across the region, including local projects in The Ponds and Schofields.
The announcement confirmed the allocation of $26.8 million for the reconstruction and widening of Hambledon Road between Stanhope Parkway and Schofields Road, with work to start in 2018. There was also an allocation of $31.5 million to upgrade Boundary Road, Schofields and McCulloch Street, Riverstone.
"What this means locally is that existing roads experiencing the pressures of the housing construction boom, will be upgraded to cope with the growing traffic demands, which is good news for residents," said Mr Conolly.
"These roads serve major new developments allowing homeseekers to break into the market and the government is ensuring that the local road network is upgraded to cope with that growth.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said this latest funding release was part of a larger program which, over the last five years has seen an investment of $2.48 billion and completed 12 major infrastructure projects.
"We are working with local councils to create new opportunities for housing through new and upgraded roads. This will ensure adequate housing and infrastructure is provided to support population growth in Sydney," Mr Roberts said.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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