$40,000 will be invested in Baulkham Hills as part of the NSW Governments record $70 million on 172 vital safety upgrades to the state’s road network, which will help to drive down the road toll Towards Zero.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced the record investment alongside Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey, as they inspected Memorial Avenue in Kellyville, as part of the State Government’s Safer Roads Program, which will carry out road safety infrastructure upgrade projects this year throughout the state.
“Last year 38 people lost their lives across Western Sydney,” Mr Elliott said.
“It is impossible to control all the variables that cause these accidents, but we can provide urgent funding for black spots across our communities to make our roads as safe and efficient as possible.”
Mr Elliott said that the funding would provide a pedestrian walk through and median island channelization along Merindah Road.
“This important road safety program is funded through the Community Road Safety fund where all speed camera revenue is sent,” Mr Elliott said.
“This financial years improvements to the road network are estimated to save the equivalent of 419 deaths across NSW and serious injuries over the life of the projects.”
This funding is on top of the $1 billion spent improving roads across Western Sydney as part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Budget.