Have Your Say on Dunheved Road Upgrade

Have Your Say on Dunheved Road Upgrade

Monday, 18 October 2021

Penrith City Council is inviting comments on the concept plans for the much-anticipated upgrade of Dunheved Road. Consultation on the project is now open and will close on 12 November 2021.

The $127 million project is fully funded by the Australian Government under the Urban Congestion Fund, which will alleviate congestion between Richmond Road and the Werrington Road/Christie Street intersection.

To provide comments, please visit yoursaypenrith.com.au/dunhevedroadupgrade – here you can see an overview of the concept plans, a fly through of how the new road will look and full details for each intersection upgrade.

Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown OAM said that this upgrade will create a new median separated four lane carriageway and shared user path along Dunheved Road, instead of the current two-lane undivided road.

“This upgrade aims to relieve congestion, improve community access and contribute enormously to safety and efficiency in the area. We are keen to know what users of Dunheved Road think about the concept plans to improve this integral part of Penrith’s local road network,” Cr McKeown said.

“If you use Dunheved Road, please take the time to look at the concept plans and tell us what you think, especially if you live in the immediately surrounding area. We particularly encourage people in the suburbs of Cambridge Gardens, Cambridge Park, St Marys, Werrington, Werrington Downs and Werrington County to take part.”

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said he encouraged the community to have their say on this important project.

“The Dunheved Road Upgrade is just one example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country under our record $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline, which is helping to drive Australia’s world-leading economic recovery,” Minister Fletcher said.  

Federal Member for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh, said the community was at the heart of this project from the beginning.

“It was our community’s support for my petition that helped me deliver $127 million to fully fund this important project. I want this upgrade to deliver the best outcomes for local families and businesses, easing congestion and improving safety. That’s why it’s so important you make your voice heard and contribute to the community consultation,” Ms McIntosh said.

“I’ve spoken with people who’ve travelled this road each day for years, spending far too much time stuck in traffic instead of building their business or at home with their families. This project will make an incredible difference for their daily commute, being quicker and safer.

“I’ll continue to work hard to get this project underway, and look forward to Council proceeding with the construction works.”

Following the consultation period, a report will be developed so Council can consider the feedback provided by the community on the concept plans.

The final designs for Dunheved Road Upgrade are expected to be on display in mid-2022. Construction is anticipated to start in early 2023.

Please visit https://www.yoursaypenrith.com.au/project/dunhevedroadupgrade to see the concept plans and provide feedback.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Monday, 18 October 2021.