Road safety boost for Appin Road and Remembrance Driveway

Friday, 11 December 2020

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program will invest over $4 million in safety upgrades at Appin and Tahmoor.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said both governments were working closely to ensure vital infrastructure funding like this continued to flow around this region.

“I am pleased to see Appin Road and Remembrance Driveway will receive funding under the Safer Roads Program,” Mr Taylor said.

“Over $3.5 million will provide a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Appin and Brian Roads, including a reduction in the speed limit by 20km/h.”

“Tahmoor will also benefit from $540,000 to upgrade and install pedestrian facilities on Remembrance Driveway.”

State Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith said the funding was welcome news for local residents at the tail end of a tumultuous year. 

“I know that safer roads and better access are important issues for the communities across Wollondilly and will help them bounce-back from the challenges of the last year,” Mr Smith said.

“We have listened, and we have acted – residents can rest assured I will keep fighting day-in and day-out for the infrastructure our community needs to thrive.

“Absolutely nothing is more important than ensuring each and every commuter on our local roads gets home to their loved ones safe and sound at the end of each trip, which is why every single dollar we spend on vital safety-improving upgrades is a dollar well spent.”

The NSW Government is spending $822 million over five years through the Safer Roads program, with $258 million allocated in 2020 to accelerate program delivery.