Fairfield City Council secured grant funding from the Federal Government’s Local Roads Package Program under with the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) for the upgrade of Smithfield Road.
The WSIP funding provides for major road and transport link improvements to capitalise on economic gains from the Western Sydney Airport, boosting the local economy and liveability in Western Sydney. The grant is administered by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
The upgrade to Smithfield Road will provide for increased traffic volumes, which are expected following completion of the Badgerys Creek Airport. The project proposes an upgrade to 11 intersections on the Smithfield Road corridor, over the approximately 5.4 km length – from Elizabeth Drive and Polding Street. Its aim is to achieve a continuous four-lane carriageway (two lanes in each direction) to improve the flow of traffic through this heavily congested area. Dublin Street and Isis Street intersections on Polding Street will also be upgraded as part of this project.
Stage 1 of the project is complete. Stages 2 and 3 of the project are at the contract procurement stage. Complete Urban has assisted FCC with project management from the concept development stage through the design and procurement stages, whilst also recommending the long-term project structure and resourcing strategy.