Residents whose homes may be impacted by the proposed Spring Farm Link Road are facing dark uncertainty, citing concerns about the two most northern routes which appeared to go through the southern boundaries of homes in Glen Alpine, Gilead and Rosemeadow.
An appalled Campbelltown MP Greg Warren wrote to the Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, late last year regarding the proposed four routes of the road link between Appin Road and Menangle Road.
Mr Warren didn’t receive a reply from the Minister, instead it was left to the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, Elini Petinos MP, to respond.
Ms Petinos’ reply did not address Mr Warren’s concerns that the human cost, not just the cost of the project, be considered when making a decision on the final route.
“As I said in my letter to the Minister for Transport and Roads, the two most southern routes may be longer and potentially more expensive, but they would have far less impact on residents in existing residential areas,” he said.
Mr Warren is emphatic that the human cost, not just the cost to build the actual road, must be considered by the government when making a decision on the final route.
“Instead of fobbing off the responsibility of a response to a colleague, the Minister should get in his car, head out to Campbelltown, and speak directly to residents about their very legitimate concerns,” he said.
“These aren’t just people’s houses, they are their homes.”