I am continuing my advocacy to help ease the congestion over the Woronora River Bridge and have managed to secure funds for Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) to scope and investigate the viability of upgrades.

Planning money was allocated in the 2017-18 budget for the design of a new Pedestrian Bridge over the New Illawarra Rd, Menai. I received extensive feedback from residents opposing the proposal. They strongly voiced their concerns at the viability of the project. After engaging with the community I intervened and the pedestrian bridge project was postponed.

I then had discussions with RMS requesting these funds allocated for the pedestrian bridge be directed towards a project that would benefit the community on a greater scale.

I requested the funds be directed towards finding a solution for this gridlock along the Woronora Bridge particularly focusing on the section between the Grande Parade and Linden St intersection.

Since the 2015 boundary change in my electorate I have identified this as a priority for Menai and Bangor residents and I have been working towards a solution to improve traffic flow and travel times for motorists travelling on the Woronora Bridge.

I encourage the community to provide their feedback and experiences using the Bangor Bypass to assist me with my request to the Roads Minister for funding for this essential project.

If traffic congestion on the Woronora Bridge has been an issue for you then I invite you to leave a comment on my website to allow me to gather support for funding for this project.

To provide your valuable feedback, please visit: https://www.leeevansheathcote.com.au/contact/ or email Heathcote@parliament.nsw.gov.au

The NSW Government is committed to decreasing commute travel times for motorists and this missing link in our road network will deliver this for the people of Heathcote.

The NSW Government is delivering $300 million worth of projects as part of the Gateway to the South Pinch Point Program, which aims to improve traffic flow and reliability through Sydney’s key southern corridors. Additionally, in the June budget $173 million was announced to upgrade the Heathcote Road to deliver a safer and faster journey for the 36,000 commuters that use this route each day.