Corridor re-alignment a win for the community
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Monday, 25 June 2018
Penrith Mayor John Thain has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement to revert the Castlereagh corridor to the original alignment that was first identified in 1951.
Penrith Mayor John Thain has welcomed the NSW Government's announcement to revert the Castlereagh corridor to the original alignment that was first identified in 1951.
Earlier this year the NSW Government released for community consultation a series of proposed major transport corridors for Western Sydney. These included the Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection, North South Rail Link and Outer Sydney Orbital.
"The Castlereagh corridor caused particular concern for the many people living in the Londonderry, Llandilo and Castlereagh areas who had long been aware of plans for a future road, but were shocked and dismayed when the long recognised corridor changed - cutting through a large number of properties," Cr Thain said.
"Council and the community advocated strongly for the proposed corridor to be changed back to the original alignment that was gazetted in 1951. I was heartened to see so many people in our community speaking up - who acknowledged that new infrastructure is necessary, but wanted a more sensible route and as a result of this approach, their concerns have been answered."
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 25 June 2018.