The local community is set to benefit from more than $118.3 million in funding for road upgrades supporting the growth of new homes and jobs in our region.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the NSW Government will provide more than $118.3 million for significant road upgrades from its Special Infrastructure Contributions (SIC) program.

The funding will support the following projects in the local community:

  • Construction of the Railway Terrace upgrade (Schofields Road to Riverstone Road),
  • Construction of the Quakers Road upgrade (Aerodrome Driveway to Quakers Hill Parkway),
  • Construction of the northern extension of Hambledon Road, and
  • Planning of the Richmond Road (M7 to Townson Road) upgrade to 6 lanes.

“Funding for necessary road infrastructure in a timely manner will ensure our growing region is able to provide a better quality of life for our current and future residents,” Mr Conolly said.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the funding for new and upgraded infrastructure was the result of upfront strategic planning and the investment of developer contributions.

“Good planning is up front about what infrastructure is needed to support new development, so new communities get vital public assets like new roads and schools much faster,” Mr Stokes said.

“This infrastructure funds bonanza is in addition to Government’s recent adoption of all 29 recommendations from the NSW Productivity Commission review into the developer contributions system which will further supercharge infrastructure delivery.”

The SIC and VPA programs levy financial contributions from new development and provide the funding to councils and state agencies to help deliver infrastructure including roads, regional open space and social infrastructure and facilities.

For more information on the Government’s Infrastructure Funding Programs visit:

https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Infrastructure-funding/Special-Infrastructure-Contributions .

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