Over $33m spending surge to rehabilitate local roads

MORE than $33 million will be invested in roads and traffic improvements in Canterbury-Bankstown in 2019-20.

This is on top of the $778,000 funding coming from the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program and $3.8 million from the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program.
Mayor Khal Asfour said he was looking forward to seeing more than 120 road projects completed.
“We have a huge 907-kilometre road network and it is important our community and visitors are able to get to where they’re going safely,” he said.
“Our investment in roads shows our ongoing commitment to the safety of motorists and pedestrians.”
Works includs road resurfacing and widening; kerb and gutter construction; installation of speed humps; and construction of roundabouts.
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Some of the major works include: Road rehabilitation in Chapel Road, from Dellwood Street to White Avenue, Bankstown ($780,000); Road rehabilitation in Hudson Parade and Muller Avenue, from Auburn Road to Rodd Street, Birrong ($450,000); Road resurfacing in Campbell Hill Road, from Curtis Road to Wolumba Street, Chester Hill ($430,000); Rehabilitate and widen approach to the new bridge in Wolumba Street, Chester Hill ($801,000); Road resurfacing of Greenacre Road, from Hillcrest Avenue to Suva Crescent, Greenacre ($550,000); Road resurfacing of Flinders, Rex, Johnston Road and Bangalay Street Road, Georges Hall ($950,000); and Kerb, gutter and pavement reconstruction in Urunga Parade, Wiley Park ($500,000).
“We invest as much as possible to deliver as many projects as we can in the City each year, particularly roads,” Mayor Asfour said.
“However, we must prioritise those projects based on the age of the asset, safety requirements and feedback from residents.”
Work will start on the first projects in July.
For a list of the road and traffic projects to be delivered in each suburb in 2019-20, visit