The Australian Government is funding a $50 million package to improve safety on Appin Road and support affordable housing in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.
The next stage of work would include a number of targeted safety improvements to about five kilometres of Appin Road between Mt Gilead and Brian Road to improve safety for residents, motorists and freight operators, as well as create further traffic efficiencies.
This safety improvement package would also include a corridor study for a link road between Appin Road and Menangle Road, supporting future housing growth as part of the NSW Government’s Greater Macarthur Growth Area.
The upgrade would be funded by the NSW Government Housing Acceleration Fund and Lendlease as part of their plans to unlock new housing at Mt Gilead and improve safety and access for local residents and through traffic.
About four kilometres of Appin Road, between Fitzgibbon Lane, Rosemeadow and Mt Gilead would be duplicated. Three existing intersections at Copperfield Drive and Kellerman Drive, Fitzgibbon Lane and Kellerman Drive, and the intersection with St Johns Road would also be improved. Two new intersections will be constructed to provide access to the Mt Gilead development.
Spring Farm Parkway at Menangle Park would ultimately provide an essential connection between Campbelltown Bypass, the Hume Motorway and Menangle Road. The proposed link road between Appin Road and Menangle Road would connect the Hume Motorway, Menangle Road and Appin Road. Together these projects would provide an east-west link that will service existing and future residential land releases and support the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.
Stage 1 of the Spring Farm Parkway would provide a new four lane divided road extending almost one kilometre. The Parkway would connect Menangle Road to the Hume Motorway and Spring Farm, Elderslie, and Menangle Park.