A NSW Labor Government will commit $100 million towards an upgrade of the notoriously dangerous Appin Road, sitting Keira MP, Ryan Park has announced.
Mr Park said NSW Labor had already committed to investing $50 million towards upgrades, however, that funding will be doubled, if his party is elected to government on Saturday.
A federal Labor Government has also committed to providing $50 million worth of upgrades, potentially bringing the total investment to $150 million.
Mr Park said for the past eight years, the Liberal-National Government has refused to make substantial investment regarding safety upgrades.
Mr Park has been a vocal advocate for upgrades of the notorious stretch of road between Appin and Bulli Tops for many years. He said he is ecstatic that a NSW Labor Government would actually invest the funds needed to improve safety on the notorious road.
“This funding will save lives – make no mistake about that,” he said.
“Safety on the Appin Road has been ignored for too long but I am proud that a NSW Labor Government will finally address the issue.
“These upgrades will make a huge difference to lives of residents on the south coast and in the ever-expanding region of Macarthur.”