West (incl. South West and North West)

Already delivered…

Roads

  • The new widened M4 has made journeys between Parramatta and the CBD faster and smoother enabling people to bypass 28 sets of traffic lights and access the motorway at more points.
  • Upgrading the Princes Highway to improve safety and reduce travel times, improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, and increase the load capacity so heavy trucks can bypass local roads.
  • Fast tracked the upgrade of the interchange between the M5 West motorway and the M5 East motorway at Beverly Hills in preparation for the new section of the M5, which has alleviated a well-known bottle-neck at Georges Road Interchange.
  • The recently upgraded Schofields Road is providing a major flood free east-west connection between Windsor Road and Richmond Road. Opened to traffic in June 2018, this new corridor has increased road capacity ahead of the expected housing boom of the North West Growth Area.
  • The Werrington Arterial Road upgrade has created a new link between the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway. The upgrade includes new east facing ramps on the M4 Motorway and was opened to traffic in April 2017.
  • Completed the Old Wallgrove Road upgrade to reduce congestion and improve motorway access to a vital growing commercial precinct, the Western Sydney Employment Area. This 1.5km upgrade opened to traffic in April 2017.
  • The 5km Richmond Road upgrade to double vehicle capacity and improve safety was completed in November 2016. The upgrade provides significant benefits for new communities, including Marsden Park and Riverstone in the North West Priority Growth Area where more than 200,000 people are expected live by 2045. This upgrade was delivered on budget and four years ahead of schedule.


Public transport

  • Customers have access to more than 250 express trains every week between Parramatta and Sydney CBD, including 20 express trains during the busiest part of the morning peak, to make commuting faster and more convenient.
  • Train customers from Penrith to the Inner West now have more than 300 extra weekly services, better connections and more reliable trips.
  • The number of trains across the week stopping at Parramatta has been boosted by 40 per cent and weekly services to Penrith have increased by more than 20 per cent.
  • There’s a new direct link between the Inner West and Parramatta via the T2 Inner West line on weekdays, which will also service Harris Park, Granville, Clyde, Auburn and Lidcombe during some periods of the day.
  • In November 2017, the North West got a boost of 1000 extra bus services ahead of the new metro train system, which will be complete in 2019.


Delivering on the plan (future)

Roads

  • The new road system we are delivering from both Parramatta and Kingsgrove into the city will be delivered in 2023 and will take thousands of trucks off local roads every day.
  • The new underground motorway tunnels will ease congestion, minimise the need for land acquisition, enable new cycle and pedestrian paths, bypass over 70 lights, remove traffic from local streets, create tens of thousands of jobs and connect communities like never before.
  • The new M5 motorway will double capacity and provide 9km of twin underground motorway tunnels from Kingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peters. By mid-2020, the new M5 will have linked up existing motorways and provided connections to new, future roads.
  • 35km of The Northern Road between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith will be upgraded to a six to eight-lane divided road. The upgrade will reduce congestion now and provide one of the main arterial transport corridors for the growth areas in the south west and western Sydney.
  • The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the Jane Street and Mulgoa Road infrastructure upgrade. This vital upgrade will connect road users to the Penrith CBD and ease congestion at these intersections
  • In July 2016, the Australian and NSW governments announced committed to widen Mulgoa Road between Jeanette Street, Regentville and Blaikie Road, Jamisontown. As part of the upgrade, Mulgoa Road would be widened from two to three lanes in each direction.
  • Over the next four years we’ll deliver major road projects across Western and South West Sydney, including upgrading Henry Lawson Drive, Bringelly Road, The Northern Road, Campbelltown Road as well as an M4 Smart Motorway. These projects will improve traffic flow and road safety and boost productivity across Western Sydney, which is great for people who live in this booming part of our great city.


Public transport

  • The first stage of our new metro rail system is almost complete. Next year, you’ll be able to get to and from Sydney’s North West to Chatswood with a metro train every four minutes in peak times – no timetables, just turn up and go.
  • By 2024, the train line between Sydenham and Bankstown will be upgraded and converted to a new metro line. All 11 stations will be fully accessible with lifts and level access between platforms and trains. After the conversion, metro trains from Bankstown will run at least every four minutes in the peak, or 15 trains an hour.
  • Early work has started on a new metro route, which will link the Sydney CBD, Greater Parramatta and Westmead. It will move 40,000 more people per hour in each direction. The new route will be operational in the second half of the 2020s and will service The Bays Precinct and Sydney Olympic Park, as well as other communities on the way.
  • Light Rail in Parramatta will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12km. It’s expected to open in 2023, connecting the communities in this growing region of Sydney.
  • We’re investing in technology upgrades and infrastructure improvements to modernise the Sydney Trains network. These improvements will allow for five more trains an hour during the peak on the T4 Illawarra Line from Cronulla, which is an increase of up to 20 per cent in capacity. On the T8 Airport Line there will be more peak hour services at the International, Domestic, Mascot and Green Square stations. This means trains on average every four minutes instead of every six, along with extra services from Revesby and for South Coast customers. The upgrades will increase capacity, reduce crowding and will be delivered in stages over the next 10 years.

Already delivered…

Roads

  • The new widened M4 has made journeys between Parramatta and the CBD faster and smoother enabling people to bypass 28 sets of traffic lights and access the motorway at more points.
  • Upgrading the Princes Highway to improve safety and reduce travel times, improve access for pedestrians and cyclists, and increase the load capacity so heavy trucks can bypass local roads.
  • Fast tracked the upgrade of the interchange between the M5 West motorway and the M5 East motorway at Beverly Hills in preparation for the new section of the M5, which has alleviated a well-known bottle-neck at Georges Road Interchange.
  • The recently upgraded Schofields Road is providing a major flood free east-west connection between Windsor Road and Richmond Road. Opened to traffic in June 2018, this new corridor has increased road capacity ahead of the expected housing boom of the North West Growth Area.
  • The Werrington Arterial Road upgrade has created a new link between the Great Western Highway and the M4 Motorway. The upgrade includes new east facing ramps on the M4 Motorway and was opened to traffic in April 2017.
  • Completed the Old Wallgrove Road upgrade to reduce congestion and improve motorway access to a vital growing commercial precinct, the Western Sydney Employment Area. This 1.5km upgrade opened to traffic in April 2017.
  • The 5km Richmond Road upgrade to double vehicle capacity and improve safety was completed in November 2016. The upgrade provides significant benefits for new communities, including Marsden Park and Riverstone in the North West Priority Growth Area where more than 200,000 people are expected live by 2045. This upgrade was delivered on budget and four years ahead of schedule.


Public transport

  • Customers have access to more than 250 express trains every week between Parramatta and Sydney CBD, including 20 express trains during the busiest part of the morning peak, to make commuting faster and more convenient.
  • Train customers from Penrith to the Inner West now have more than 300 extra weekly services, better connections and more reliable trips.
  • The number of trains across the week stopping at Parramatta has been boosted by 40 per cent and weekly services to Penrith have increased by more than 20 per cent.
  • There’s a new direct link between the Inner West and Parramatta via the T2 Inner West line on weekdays, which will also service Harris Park, Granville, Clyde, Auburn and Lidcombe during some periods of the day.
  • In November 2017, the North West got a boost of 1000 extra bus services ahead of the new metro train system, which will be complete in 2019.


Delivering on the plan (future)

Roads

  • The new road system we are delivering from both Parramatta and Kingsgrove into the city will be delivered in 2023 and will take thousands of trucks off local roads every day.
  • The new underground motorway tunnels will ease congestion, minimise the need for land acquisition, enable new cycle and pedestrian paths, bypass over 70 lights, remove traffic from local streets, create tens of thousands of jobs and connect communities like never before.
  • The new M5 motorway will double capacity and provide 9km of twin underground motorway tunnels from Kingsgrove to a new interchange at St Peters. By mid-2020, the new M5 will have linked up existing motorways and provided connections to new, future roads.
  • 35km of The Northern Road between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith will be upgraded to a six to eight-lane divided road. The upgrade will reduce congestion now and provide one of the main arterial transport corridors for the growth areas in the south west and western Sydney.
  • The Australian and NSW governments are jointly funding the Jane Street and Mulgoa Road infrastructure upgrade. This vital upgrade will connect road users to the Penrith CBD and ease congestion at these intersections
  • In July 2016, the Australian and NSW governments announced committed to widen Mulgoa Road between Jeanette Street, Regentville and Blaikie Road, Jamisontown. As part of the upgrade, Mulgoa Road would be widened from two to three lanes in each direction.
  • Over the next four years we’ll deliver major road projects across Western and South West Sydney, including upgrading Henry Lawson Drive, Bringelly Road, The Northern Road, Campbelltown Road as well as an M4 Smart Motorway. These projects will improve traffic flow and road safety and boost productivity across Western Sydney, which is great for people who live in this booming part of our great city.


Public transport

  • The first stage of our new metro rail system is almost complete. Next year, you’ll be able to get to and from Sydney’s North West to Chatswood with a metro train every four minutes in peak times – no timetables, just turn up and go.
  • By 2024, the train line between Sydenham and Bankstown will be upgraded and converted to a new metro line. All 11 stations will be fully accessible with lifts and level access between platforms and trains. After the conversion, metro trains from Bankstown will run at least every four minutes in the peak, or 15 trains an hour.
  • Early work has started on a new metro route, which will link the Sydney CBD, Greater Parramatta and Westmead. It will move 40,000 more people per hour in each direction. The new route will be operational in the second half of the 2020s and will service The Bays Precinct and Sydney Olympic Park, as well as other communities on the way.
  • Light Rail in Parramatta will connect Westmead to Carlingford via Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12km. It’s expected to open in 2023, connecting the communities in this growing region of Sydney.
  • We’re investing in technology upgrades and infrastructure improvements to modernise the Sydney Trains network. These improvements will allow for five more trains an hour during the peak on the T4 Illawarra Line from Cronulla, which is an increase of up to 20 per cent in capacity. On the T8 Airport Line there will be more peak hour services at the International, Domestic, Mascot and Green Square stations. This means trains on average every four minutes instead of every six, along with extra services from Revesby and for South Coast customers. The upgrades will increase capacity, reduce crowding and will be delivered in stages over the next 10 years.

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