Today I met with Minister Meegan Fitzharris and Gungahlin Community Council President Peter Elford at Horse Park Drive for an exclusive announcement on a major roads project for Gungahlin.
Horse Park drive is one of the main arterial roads in Gungahlin. As our region grows, more and more people are using this road every day, which links our suburbs to the city and the recently completed Majura Parkway.
Work has already started on the duplication of Horse Park Drive between Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Well Station Drive as part of the development for the new suburb of Throsby. Many people have asked why there is the missing link of duplication from Well Station Drive and the Federal Highway and Majura Parkway. This is due to the way the Land Development Agency is funded and could only fund the upgrades directly related to the Throsby development. We along with the Gungahlin Community Council have been sharing everyone’s concerns over this missing duplication with the ACT Government and are pleased with today’s announcement.
Consultation will be out shortly which we will share on the design work completed. Once the consultation period is complete construction will commence soon after. This will mean continued roadworks along this stretch but will provide a fantastic arterial road in and out of Gungahlin.
Minister Meegan Fitzharris told us “I am very pleased to let you know that we will be upgrading all of Horse Park Drive from the Federal Highway to Mulligans Flat Road, and this work will be funded in this year’s ACT Budget!”
“As a Gungahlin resident, and since January 2015 your local Gungahlin MLA, I have spoken with many people about Gungahlin’s roads. Like you, I know they need upgrading.”
“I advocated strongly for the duplication of Gundaroo Drive in my first weeks in the Assembly and that work is now underway. And now Horse Park Drive will be fully duplicated.”
“I’m pleased to say that we will begin consultation immediately on the design of that work so that construction can get underway later in the year. You will receive further information soon, so please keep an eye out for our regular Gungahlin roads updates.”
“Finally, thank you for your patience during the current road works around our region. I will continue working hard to make sure our road and transport network works for our community.”
We apologise for the audio, it was a very windy morning.