Delivering Local Priorities in Werriwa

It was great to host the Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, the
Hon Kirsty McBain in Werriwa this week to see the upgrade of roads and parks that have been
funded by grants from the Albanese Government.
This funding will significantly improve road safety across Werriwa.
“Since my election I have been advocating for more practical support and delivery of better roads
and parks for our growing community” said the Member for Werriwa, Ms Anne Stanley MP.
“I am pleased and excited that the Albanese Government has recognised this and is funding
improvements to areas all over the electorate.”
“Without our significant investments in Werriwa and funding increases across federal programs,
local projects would not have the funding to get off the ground.”
Liverpool City Council will receive $12.59 million over the next five years under the Roads to
Recovery (RTR) program – a boost of $5.4 million thanks to Labor.
Projects currently being delivered and fully funded by the Albanese Government under RTR include:
• Surface, gutter and kerb improvements along Gabo Crescent at Sadlier
• Resurfacing of Hill Road at Lurnea
Over $2.25 million is also being delivered to Liverpool City Council under Phase 4 of the Local
Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program, building on over $11.22 million committed
under Phases 1–3.
Projects funded under Phase 4 of the LRCI program include:
• Improvements to Pye Hill Reserve Cecil Hills – $1.1 million
• Safety upgrades to MacDonald Road from the M5 Motorway to Paul Cullen Drive, Bardia –
• Planning works for the reconstruction of Lyn Parade – $1.4 million
• Planning works for the resurfacing of Gurner Avenue, Austral – $825,000
This is on top of over $28 million in federal funding provided to Liverpool City Council under the
Local Roads Package, along with $1.1 million for five local road safety projects across Liverpool City
Council under the Road Black Spot Program.
At the 2022 Election, $6 million was committed towards the Middleton Drive Extension – M7
Underpass connecting Middleton Drive in Middleton Grange to Aviation Road, Elizabeth Hills
providing improved community access and efficiency in the area.
This project is currently undergoing design work and environmental review, with construction to
commence mid-2025.
Liverpool City Council has already received over $10.5 million in untied Financial Assistance (FA)
Grant funding this financial year – significantly boosting their capacity to ensure local infrastructure
is fit-for-purpose, and to deliver a range of projects that will boost liveability in Werriwa.