March 28, 2022

The Liberal Government is continuing to make the lives of people living on the Northern Beaches easier with $150 million co-funded with the NSW Government to upgrade the Wakehurst Parkway.  


The money will be used to widen Wakehurst Parkway to two lanes in both directions at Warringah Road and includes a new pedestrian and cycle bridge, connecting Aquatic Drive and Fitzpatrick Avenue East, plus new fauna rope crossings to protect our wildlife


Federal Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski said these projects will reduce traffic congestion letting people spend more time with their families and friends than in their cars. This is a first step in making Wakehurst Parkway safer, reduce travel times and boost the economy.


“And unlike other announcements this isn't a promise or another study, it is money in the bank,” Jason Falinski said.


“Investing in infrastructure upgrades ensures we are planning for a better future, giving locals the roads and services, they need and deserve.


“These funding commitments will create jobs, boost business investment, and drive our economic recovery.


“This $75 million investment from the Australian Government through the 2022-23 Budget builds on the substantial investment our government has already made in Mackellar, like the upgrades to our road blackspots, cell towers, schools, surf lifesaving and sports clubs and community groups.”


This project is expected to commence construction in early 2023 and be completed by mid-2025.


For more information on investments, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au

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