How you can have your say on the future of Castlereagh Connection

THE FUTURE: The proposed Bells Line of Road and Castlereagh Connection route.
THE FUTURE: The proposed Bells Line of Road and Castlereagh Connection route.

The following was submitted to the Central Western Daily by Jennifer Bennett, executive officer of Centroc ...

THE State Government has announced four future transport corridors for Western Sydney.

The corridors including the Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection. This essential link between Central NSW and Western Sydney connects into the M7 from Kurrajong and includes a tunnel on the western end.

The State Government is seeking feedback on the proposed corridors until June 1, 2018.

There are several ways to provide feedback and have your say:

  • Use the interactive online map to see the location of the recommended corridors at transport.nsw.gov.au/corridors.
  • Complete the feedback form at transport.nsw.gov.au/corridors/have-your-say.
  • Attend one of the proposed drop-in sessions transport.nsw.gov.au/corridors/community-drop-sessions. All of these are in Western Sydney and Kurrajong.

John Medcalf, Chair of Centroc – a voluntary regional collaboration of councils in Central NSW including Orange, Blayney and Cabonne – is encouraging councils and communities in Central NSW to have their say.

“It is our people, our friends and family who have to traverse these dangerous roads across the mountains and we are therefore really pleased to see a safer alignment up the east face of the escarpment,” Cr John Medcalf said.

“While there is no good time to advise people that their homes and livelihoods will be affected by a future road upgrade, it is better to know sooner rather than later.

“Once again I would like to thank the State Government and Minister Melinda Pavey for staying the course.”

Submissions to the corridor can be made up until June 1 of this year.

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