More time for Campbelltown Road upgrade feedback

THE state government has bowed to public pressure over its proposed Campbelltown Road upgrade and allowed more time for community feedback on the controversial project.

Roads and Maritime Services plans to widen the quiet two-lane road to a four-lane highway, with a capacity for six lanes.

The proposal has raised the ire of Denham Court residents and business owners who could have metres shaved off their historic properties if the road-widening goes ahead.

They've also complained about a lack of public consultation over the proposal, which RMS said was due to a disruption to its mailout.

Campbelltown MP Bryan Doyle last week met with Roads Minister Duncan Gay, Campbelltown Mayor Sue Dobson and the council's general manager Paul Tosi to discuss the upgrade.

He said the public display period for the project's review of environmental factors had been extended to Friday, June 28. "The upgrade from Camden Valley Way at Casula to Brooks Road at Denham Court is a key project to meet the growing demand in the region and we want the community to be appropriately consulted," Mr Doyle said.

More than 40 submissions have already been lodged.

Scenic Hills Association spokeswoman Jacqui Kirkby said residents were grateful for the extension but questioned Mr Doyle's support for the project.

"This is a six-lane highway stopping in the middle of nowhere," she said. "You don't have to be very bright to see where this is going.

"This road stops where the [Scenic] Hills start, which is where our politicians will be headed when it all comes out.

"No politician will be able to say later that they didn't know."

View or download the proposal: rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects (search for Campbelltown Road upgrade).

View a hard copy at Campbelltown's HJ Daley Library or Ingleburn Gardens site office on Campbelltown Road.