LABOR MPs CALL FOR URGENT ACTION ON APPIN ROAD

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NSW Shadow Minister for Illawarra Ryan Park and Member for Campbelltown Greg Warren are again urging the NSW Government to act immediately to address safety issues on Appin Road, following yet another fatality on the road overnight.

The pair emphasised the need for serious investment from the NSW Government towards safety upgrades for the road, particularly in the 10.2km stretch between Fitzgibbon Lane, Rosemeadow and the Appin.

Mr Park and Mr Warren said they welcomed the curve realignment works currently underway at Bulli Tops, but also said that much more would be required to keep commuters on Appin Road safe.

They also stressed the importance of acting immediately, with the Greater Macarthur Land Release set to see an additional 35,000 new homes between Campbelltown and Appin, which will increase the strain on Appin Road.

The call comes after a 25 year old teacher from John Therry Catholic High School was killed in a head-on collision on the road near Copperfield Drive last night.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister Ryan Park:

“Another family have been struck with this horrendous tragedy of a life lost too soon on Appin Road. My thoughts are with the family at this very sad time.

“We need to look at every possible option to fix this notorious road and it needs to be given the highest priority. Strong investment in this road is necessary as a matter of urgency”.

“Any works that are currently under way are all welcome however more can and should be done. I stand ready to work in a bipartisan way to ensure the safety of all motorists on our roads.

Quotes attributable to Campbelltown MP Greg Warren:

“This is yet another sad and tragic loss on one of the most dangerous roads in New South Wales. My heart goes out to the family of the young lady who was tragically killed last night.”

“I met with the Roads Minister again, first thing this morning, to reiterate my concerns and urge the Government to take serious action as a matter of urgency."

“While I welcome the works currently underway, our community expects more, and it is clear that more safety improvements are required to keep motorists safe on Appin Road.”

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