Tanya Davies, Member for Badgerys Creek is calling on the Premier, Chris Minns and Deputy Premier and Minister for Western Sydney, Prue Car to publicly declare that Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade will not be scrapped.
As we wait for NSW Budget Day on 19 September 2023, the first Labor Government Budget in 12 years, the community has been growing anxious to know whether the Mamre Road upgrade will still go ahead.
The Minns Government commissioned the “Strategic Infrastructure Review” earlier this year and have received recommendations from the review. Still, the Premier has not released the findings of the review and many have speculated that major projects are on the chopping block, including Mamre Road.
“For Western Sydney, the Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade has been a long time coming. Under the previous Liberal Government, preparation works were already underway,” Mrs Davies said.
Since 2018, the previous Liberal Government got on with the necessary planning work, site investigations, community consultations, seeking community feedback to improve the concept design and secured crucial funding. Over $200 million in funds were committed by the previous Liberal Government with $24 million allocated so that visible construction could begin this year.
Mrs Davies also said, “Now under a Labor Government, we haven’t got a fresh start here in Western Sydney, we’ve gotten the same old Labor. They take your vote for granted, never return your support and cancel important infrastructure projects.”
“The Premier and the Minister for Western Sydney need to deliver for the hard-working families and businesses of Western Sydney because the Mamre Road Stage 1 Upgrade is not just an upgrade. It is the future of the West. It will provide a vital connection to the Western Sydney International Airport, Bradfield City now under construction and the surrounding Aerotropolis.”