$127M Federal funding for road upgrade in Penrith

Western Sydney Airport has shortlisted three organisations for the first major earthworks package on the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport project.The Federal Government has announced an extra $63.5 million in funding for Dunheved Road in Penrith, Sydney.

The funding builds on earlier commitments to Dunheved Road, bringing the total to $127 million. The project is estimated to create around 300 direct and indirect jobs during construction.

Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh MP stood with members of the community at the Werrington County Shops, on Friday October 2, to proudly announce the delivery of the full $127 million for Dunheved Road.

McIntosh said she had worked hard with the Federal Government to secure the second half of the funding.

“For many years, residents have raised concerns around the safety and congestion on Dunheved Road and that’s why I committed to fight for this project. Dunheved Road is used by many people in our community, and this upgrade is very important to local residents and businesses,” she said.

The road is now fully funded in the 2020-2021 Federal Budget and will deliver upgrades to the section of the road between Richmond Road and Werrington Road in Penrith.

Construction timelines are yet to be confirmed but planning is underway.

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