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ouncillor Sameer Pandey, Parramatta Council, John Graham, NSW Minister for Roads and Member for Prospect Dr Hugh McDermott. ouncillor Sameer Pandey, Parramatta Council, John Graham, NSW Minister for Roads and Member for Prospect Dr Hugh McDermott. Featured


Finally, action on crippling delays
THE NSW Labor Government has committed $2M to investigating potential improvements to Toongabbie Bridge, to help ease queuing and traffic delays on the rail overpass and local road networks adjacent to Toongabbie Station, particularly during peak periods.
The state minister for Transport, the Hon. John Graham joined Dr Hugh McDermott, Member for Prospect, local residents and officials from Transport for NSW, for a site inspection of the Toongabbie Bridge in March, as part of the Minns Labor government’s funding to improve traffic flow in the Electorate of Prospect.
Toongabbie bridge is a key connecting corridor in the local Prospect Electorate and is a link to the major arterials between Seven Hills Road and the Cumberland Highway. Residents have rightly been calling out for upgrades to the bridge after years of inaction from the previous government.
Minister Graham said that the NSW Government “has committed to ensuring that we are building and improving the local roads in our communities that we use every day, and improving Toongabbie Bridge is key.”
The project had originally been identified as a Transport for NSW bridge project. However, the outcomes from the Toongabbie Improvement Works Strategic Business Case identified that solutions are dependent on local road upgrades. Subsequently, the project was updated in scope to be led by the City of Parramatta and Cumberland City Council, relating to recommended local road and intersection upgrade projects.
Traffic modelling, design development, council consultation and cost analysis has now been completed, with the project handed over to City of Parramatta and Cumberland City Councils in November 2023. These councils will continue their planning of identified local road and intersection hot spot solutions.
Dr McDermott said that “Continuing this work will ultimately support the local community by easing congestion, improving traffic flow and travel times across Toongabbie Bridge and around Toongabbie Station.”
“My thanks go to Parramatta Council and Cumberland Council as well as Transport for NSW for looking at the future of Toongabbie Bridge,” he added, “so that we can get the plan right for the future of Toongabbie Bridge.”


Michael Walls
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