Local Representatives Jointly Call for New Line Road Upgrade

Local MPs today have called on the Minns Government to honour the previous Coalition Government’s commitment to upgrading New Line Road.

$70 million is required to convert New Line Road to dual carriageway between Purchase Road and Hastings Road. However, the Minns- Labor Government have yet to support this planned upgrade.

Today, various representatives, at all three levels of government, have come together to jointly call on the NSW government to upgrade New Line Road.

Local Representatives Jointly Call for New Line Road Upgrade
Attached photo names; Nathan Tilbury (Deputy Mayor Hornsby Shire Council), Robyn Preston (Hawkesbury MP), Peter Gangemi (Hills Shire Mayor), Matt Kean (Hornsby MP), Julian Leeser (MP for Berowra) Mark Hodges (Castle Hill MP), and Mitchell Blue (Hill Shire Deputy Mayor)
  • The State MP for Hornsby, Matt Kean said, “This upgrade is vital to relieve congestion on New Line Road to improve safety and travel times. Chris Minns needs to stop playing politics and start delivering the required essential infrastructure.”
  • Julian Leeser, Federal Member for Berowra said, “People throughout the Berowra electorate have been calling for the upgrade of New Line Road since before I was elected. I was proud to deliver Federal funding to support the State Government in planning the upgrade of the road. By delaying this crucial project indefinitely, the Minns-Labor Government is letting down everyone who has fought for this project for almost 2 decades.”
  • “The NSW Government must deliver essential infrastructure, not just pump more residents in an area where people are already forced to use a road that is at its capacity,” said Mark Hodges, State MP for Castle Hill
  • Robyn Preston, State MP for Hawkesbury made the point, “New Line Road might be located in the electorate of Hornsby however, due to its strategically important location and key links, the flow of this road seriously impacts residents of Hawkesbury daily. The desperate need for its immediate upgrade cannot be ignored by the Minns-Government.”
  • “Independent reports have identified an upgrade to New Line Road would improve safety, traffic flow, travel times and provide capacity for the growing population of Sydney’s northwest, as well as support the NSW Government’s Cherrybrook (Metro) Priority Precinct,” said, Hornsby Mayor Philip Ruddock.
  • Peter Gangemi, Hills Shire Mayor said,The upgrade of New Line Road is a critical project to help people get to and from the rural suburbs in The Hills. As more families choose to call The Hills home, it is important that the State Government remain committed to key infrastructure projects such as the upgrade of New Line Road”.
  • Nathan Tilbury, Hornsby Shire Council Deputy Mayor said, “Despite the desperate need, the new NSW Government have yet to commit to upgrading New Line Road to make it fit for purpose for the existing population. They cannot only consider new developments in the area without also considering the required infrastructure.”