Consultation on the Medlow Bath section of the Great Western Highway upgrade has been extended to allow community members more time to provide feedback on the plans.
Consultation was due to close on August 24 but will remain open until September 5 to ensure community members have more of an opportunity to have their say.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said this project is another example of the determination of the NSW Nationals in the federal government to deliver for the people of NSW.
“The upgrade of the East and West sections of the Great Western Highway, including at Medlow Bath, is about making sure the infrastructure New South Wales needs and deserves is funded and delivered,” Mr Joyce said.
“The Commonwealth government’s $2.03 billion contribution is freeing up funds to assist the New South Wales Government to deliver the broader upgrade of the Great Western Highway in a timely manner.
“This is another example of the Commonwealth’s record $110 billion infrastructure investment plan in action, helping to connect communities and improve safety, while creating jobs and supporting our economic recovery.”
NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the decision was made to extend the consultation after listening to the community.
“We want to make sure every voice in Medlow Bath is heard which is why we’re giving everyone an extra 10 days to have their say,” Mr Toole said.
Some aspects of the design have already been revised following community consultation, including the addition of traffic lights at Bellevue Crescent to provide safer access for vehicles turning on and off the highway and dedicated turning lanes into Bellevue Crescent.
For more information visit nswroads.work/gwhdconsult