Sandy Point Intersection


Click here to read the SPPA submission to the Minister for Roads and Ports, The Hon. Duncan Gay, MLC.


SPPA have canvassed the Department of Roads and Maritime Services and state government members for some time, seeking an upgrade to the intersection of St George Cres and Heathcote Road to provide a safe exit from St George Crescent.  So far, these requests have fallen on deaf ears. 

Increased traffic volumes particularly in peak periods plus truck movements with the new Great Southern  Sandy Point Quarry and planned intermodal container depot at Moorebank mean it will only become more difficult to safely exiting St George Crescent onto Heathcote Road. 

With traffic moving down the hill from the south and often a long line of traffic coming from Liverpool following a heavily laden truck up the hill the delays while waiting for the opportunity for a safe exit are very frustrating.  The quick dash to beat the queue is very dangerous.

Submissions by SPPA to the Department of Roads and Maritime Services have not worked and the standard response seems to be that nothing is required as there has not been a serious or fatal accident at the intersection. 

With the upgrade of the Deadmans Creek Bridge SPPA fears increased traffic flow and vehicle speed will make it even harder to exit St Geoarge Cres in peak times.

Currently there is no plan to upgrade the intersection or to include an upgrade of the intersection as a part of the Deadmans Creek Bridge replacement but SPPA sees this as the last opportunity to have the intersection upgraded. 

If it is not done as part of the bridge upgrade then it will not be done!

Action is required now before submissions on the new Bridge close on 30 November 2012.  So act now.

View the bridge plans and demand the upgrade of the St George Cres/Heathcote Road intersection as a part of the bridge upgrade plan.

All comments should be sent to:
Murtuza Petrolwala
Project Manager – Sydney Project Services
Roads and Maritime Services
PO Box 973
Parramatta CBD NSW 2124
Or by email to: Murtuza.Petrolwala@rms.nsw.gov.au


For information on projected traffic flows for Heathcote Road, download the Traffic and Transport report prepared in conjunction with the Heathcote Ridge, West Menai, Significant Site Study from the NSW Dept of Planning and Infrastructure  web site - click here to download (please note this is a large download approx 20 mbytes)


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Submissions on the proposed Deadmans Creek bridge closed on 30 Novenber, 2012.

However construction does not start until the next financial year (post July 2013) so there might still be the chance to influence the government on this decision.

Upgrade of the St George Crescent and Heathcote Road intersection in conjunction with the bridge upgrade is the only sensible solution to the problems accessing Heathcote Road from St George Crescent.

This is probably the only chance for improvement to the intersection so have your say.  Write to the Minister now.

The Hon. Duncan Gay, MLC
Minister for Roads and Ports
Level 35 Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place
Sydney NSW 2000


or email ....

office@gay.minister.nsw.gov.au

Remember letters can have more impact than an email ..... they must be answered!


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