Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Statements by Members
Berowra Electorate: Roads
New Line Road is a major bottleneck in my electorate. It causes headaches for people getting to and from work and for families getting their children to and from school. It's one of the major arterial roads linking the growth suburbs in north-western Sydney through Dural, Cherrybrook and Pennant Hills to the city. In some places this road, whose load is increasing every year, is only a single carriageway. The peak times travelled between Pennant Hills and Dural can be over an hour.
New Line Road was built when my constituency was orchards and horticulturalists. It's not fit for traffic in modern suburban Sydney. That's why I'm delighted that the Morrison government has invested $10 million to plan for the upgrade of New Line Road—a planning process that has recently commenced. After the completion of the planning process the road will be ready for state government investment. This road is a state government responsibility. Local residents will see in coming weeks many engineers and other people looking at the planning of the road, going along the road and marking out spots to ensure that an upgraded New Line Road will improve travel times, improve pedestrian safety and provide a better experience for my constituents and the broader north-western Sydney community.