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Ward, Gareth to the Minister for Transport representing the Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads , Minister for the Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, and Minister for Jobs and Tourism

With respect to Illawarra Roads:

(1) Given your Parliamentary Secretary committed the Government to commencing works on Labor’s pledge for on/off ramps at Dapto off the M1 Princes Motorway, can you please outline:

(a) When was the tender for these works released?

(b) Who was the successful tenderer?

(c) What is the budget for these works?

(d) Which budget were these works funded from?

(e) What is the scope of these works?

(f) When will these works be complete?

(2) With respect to traffic congestion on the Princes Highway, will you ask your department to consider progressing works on a Yallah Interchange?

(a) If yes, will you consider asking your department to work with Shellharbour and Wollongong Councils to upgrade Calderwood Road which could be intersected with a Yallah Interchange?

(3) Is the Government committed to delivering the Mt Ousley Interchange?

(a) If yes, what information can the Minister provide on works to-date and the timeframe for delivery?

(4) Is the Minister aware of any cuts in the Federal Budget to infrastructure programs jointly funded by the Government in the Illawarra?

Answer -

I am advised:

(1) The NSW Government is committed to building additional entry and exit ramps on the M1 Princes Motorway at Dapto. These works are in planning and once developed, a preferred option will be presented to the community to seek feedback.

(2) The Yallah interchange will be investigated during the planning stage for the additional ramps at Dapto. This assessment will also include strategic modelling of the broader supporting road network.

(3) Transport for NSW has commenced early works for an interchange on the M1 Princes Motorway at the base of Mount Ousley. The project is in the tender review process with major construction expected to start in 2024.

(4) The Australian Government has commenced a 90-day independent review of the Infrastructure Investment Program. The NSW Government will continue to support this review.

Question asked on 10 May 2023 (session 58-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 2
Answer received on 6 June 2023 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 10