With the new estates in Gilead and Menangle Park set to put more pressure on local roads in the north of Campbelltown, Shadow Minister for Western Sydney and Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren has urged the NSW Government to amend plans and construct south bound entry and exit ramps at the future Spring Farm Parkway/Hume Highway interchange.
“South bound entry and exit ramps at the Spring Farm Parkway/Hume Highway interchange would allow motorists to head south without having to navigate a plethora of locally congested roads first,” Mr Warren said.
Transport for NSW documents show the Government has no intention of building south bound entry and exit ramps at the new interchange, despite repeated calls from Mr Warren and members of the local community to do so.
Spring Farm Parkway is, according to the Transport NSW website, a key east-west link that will support the Greater Macarthur Growth Area, meeting the needs of a growing population by providing an access connection for surrounding future and existing residential and industrial developments.
Mr Warren said it was a half-baked solution that would not cater for the needs of the growing communities in Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly.
“The Macarthur region is in the midst of a population boom and it is vital adequate infrastructure is in place to cater for both existing and future residents,” Mr Warren.
“That includes ensuring that roads – and access to those roads – are up to standard so locals spend less time in traffic and more time with their loved ones.
“To help alleviate that pressure, south bound entry and exit ramps must be constructed at the Menangle Road/Hume Highway interchange.”
Artist’s illustration of Spring Farm Parkway Stage 1 over the Hume Motorway facing north
Greg Warren MP with MLC Mark Buttigieg at the south east end of Liz Kernahan Drive where the Spring Farm Parkway will link to