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Hit the road: making sure we’re ready for population boom

Camden Council has landed a $3.5 million bonanza to upgrade and design key road corridors ahead of a population boom.

The funding, granted under the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan’s Local Roads Package, will go toward two key projects.

The first is the Porrende Street upgrade, which involves demolition and reconstruction of the existing roundabout, modifications to the approach roads adjacent to Bunnings and Narellan Sports Hub entry and utility relocations.

The works will be coordinated with the Narellan Sports Hub stage two works and the seasonal users of the existing facilities at the Sports Hub.

The second project that will benefit from the funding is the Remembrance Driveway and Old Hume Highway corridor upgrade.

This will include concept designs for the future upgrade of intersections in Remembrance Driveway in Camden South, primarily at Elizabeth Macarthur Avenue and Armour Avenue.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said both projects will begin in 2020.

“These projects form part of an overall strategy to upgrade the Camden to Narellan corridor and Remembrance Driveway corridor,” Cr Fedeli said.

“The Camden area is the fastest growing local government area in the country.

“We’re expecting our population to hit 212,000 by 2036, so it’s important we work on our roads and infrastructure now to ensure it’s ready for our future.’’

The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan’s local roads package is funded by the Federal Government and aims to improve local transport connections in Western Sydney.

The broader Western Sydney Infrastructure Program (WSIP) will fund other works critical to the Camden area. They include:

  • An upgrade of Bringelly Road, between The Northern Road and Camden Valley Way;
  • An upgrade of The Northern Road, between Narellan and the M4 Motorway;
  • The construction of a new east-west M12 motorway to the airport, between the M7 Motorway and The Northern Road.

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