Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet has called on Hawkesbury City Council to do all it can to end the delay to construction of a new Grose River crossing to ease traffic congestion west of the Hawkesbury River.
The Grose River Bridge was first proposed in 2014 as part of a voluntary planning agreement between Redbank North Richmond (who is proposing to build the bridge), Hawkesbury City Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
However, for the project to proceed, Council is required to update the management plan for the reserve the new bridge would cross.
Mr Perrottet said the project would help relieve traffic in North Richmond and provide an important missing link for commuters traveling along Springwood and Castlereagh roads.
“The crossing at Grose River is a vital piece of local infrastructure that will mean less traffic for the growing community, and an important link to the west side of the river.
“With hundreds of families looking to move into new housing, we need to plan for the future, and the Grose River Bridge is the best option that has been put forward to avoid a future traffic nightmare.
“I am determined to continue to work with all the stakeholders to make it happen – let’s put the community first and get this project moving.”