The 2016-17 NSW Budget will deliver major investment to improve hospitals, schools, roads and transport in the Sutherland Shire including over $26 million towards the expansion of Sutherland Hospital. Two new specialist nursing, midwifery and support positions will also be funded. We are working hard to improve traffic flow around Heathcote with money allocated as part of the government’s $300 million package to ease congestion in Southern Sydney.

Key highlights from the 2016-17 Budget for Heathcote include:

  • $20 million to continue construction of the Alfords Point Road widening to six lanes between Brushwood Drive and the Georges River
  • $550,000 for rock fall prevention works on the M1 near Helensburgh
  • $11.6 million to continue planning and technical investigations for the F6 corridor.
  • The Royal National Park’s Royal Coast Track allocated $3.7 million to continue upgrading the iconic coast walk in Australia’s oldest national park.
  • $1.3 million for resurfacing of the Princes Highway near Waterfall
  • $1.4 million for planning to progress seven projects under the Gateway to the South Pinch Points program, including traffic improvements along Princes Highway including detailed designs for traffic improvements on the Princes Highway at Heathcote and the Princes Highway at Acacia Road and Old Princes Highway
  • $1 million to upgrade Heathcote Road from Forum Drive to improve road safety.
  • $800,000 to design and install northbound and southbound variable message boards on Heathcote Road at the approaches to New Illawarra Road.
  • $400,000 for shared user path on the Old Princes Highway from President’s Avenue to Rawson Avenue
  • $305,000 to widen shoulders on Lady Wakehurst Drive to improve road safety
  • Accessibility upgrade at Heathcote Station making life easier for customers, particularly those with disability, the elderly and parents with prams.
  • Commuter car parking improvements at Heathcote and Engadine.