Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today welcomed the announcement by Premier Barry O’Farrell that the F3-M2 proposal from Transurban has progressed to stage three.
Mr Elliott said the link was supported by the Hills community and was a long time coming.
“After 16 years of neglect, the Hills District is finally receiving its fair share of infrastructure” Mr Elliott said.
“The Hills community has been crying out for better roads and relief from traffic congestion, and all the feedback I have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
Mr Elliott said the pressure was now on the Federal Government to maintain its commitment to the link.
“We have seen the Gillard Government consistently play politics with infrastructure funding for the North West of Sydney,” Mr Elliott said.
“This is a true test for the Prime Minister and her Government; it is time the Prime Minister finally stood by a commitment to the community and followed through on this project.”
Construction of the key ”missing link” in Sydney’s motorway network was proposed by Transurban under the ”unsolicited proposals” policy.
Roads and Maritime Services and Transport for NSW will begin working with Transurban to prepare an environmental impact statement. Construction and design tenders will be let to determine the final price of the eight-kilometre tunnel project, which will run under Pennant Hills Road.