Caption: Work-in-progress photo of the new road at the Westmead precinct
Chances are by now you’ve heard about a soon-to-be new vehicle access route into the precinct—the temporarily titled ‘new road’. If you missed our last staff forum and have some questions for us, read on as we help to clarify the new road’s purpose, location and naming!
The new road runs off Mons Road and is accessible via Darcy Road. It is situated between the current Institute Road car park and the temporary Mons Road car park.
Subject to weather, the road will be open by the end of August. We will continue to update staff as we move closer toward it’s finalisation. Staff passes are required to gain access to parking from new road and parking permits must clearly be displayed.
The new road has been purpose built to ease congestion along Institute Road. The new road will become the primary access point into the Institute Road car park. It will have specially designed traffic management lanes to assist with better entry and exit.
The Institute Road access will remain open until further notice. We’ll be continuing to monitor and review car parking access once the new road is open to ensure traffic flow is managed effectively.
First of all, we want to thank everyone who got involved in our competition to name the road. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and excitement shown in the feedback we received and have had a difficult task reviewing all of the funny, creative and meaningful suggestions. Out of all the excellent submissions, we found a significant majority of staff requesting the new road be given an Aboriginal title. As we finalise our shortlist of names to go out for voting we are working closely with our Aboriginal advisory groups to ensure these chosen names are traditionally and culturally relevant to Westmead. We ask that all staff stay patient as we look toward commencing the voting phase of the new road naming competition very soon!
Do you have a question for the Redevelopment team about the new road? Contact us by email on WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au or call us on 1800 990 296.
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