'Congestion buster' a band-aid solution

Road toll: Scott Morrison with Banks MP and Minister for Immigration, David Coleman (right), in Hurstville, announcing $250 million of "congestion-busting funding".
Road toll: Scott Morrison with Banks MP and Minister for Immigration, David Coleman (right), in Hurstville, announcing $250 million of "congestion-busting funding".

Unfortunately most economic growth seems to only stem from influx of immigrants. This is the great dilemma.

The population influx is buying time for a recession. I'd prefer the recession to get it over and done with, because shire roads in the daytime are hell on earth.

Ryan McCue

Widening Kingsway at Waratah Street? Does that mean an extra 250m of four lanes from the current widening?

The Princes Highway stretch from Kingsway up to the Wollongong turn makes sense.

Greg Alexander

Sco-Mo build the M6/F6 pleaseeee.

Bryan Argo

Note the majority of the money is going to fund more congestion! Widening of roads has not helped previously.

How much more can we widen roads before displacing everything else that really matters! Forest Road has been widened previously. Look how well that worked.

I suggest reducing population growth, and development and concentrate on making infrastructure such as hospitals and schools workable for the influx of people to the area.

Andrea Ruhl

Stoney Creek Road to Forest Road is half a job. It should be all the way to Connells Point Road. 

Peter Fatouros

Re the article ''$60m to fix roads congestion spots'' (Leader, April 3).

I commute on a crowded train that is part of a train line that's at 135 per cent capacity as unit blocks continue going up all the way into the CBD.

Where will these new residents work? How will they commute to work?

Council is at the mercy of the state government and its housing targets. We seem powerless to refuse the amendments to developments wanting extra floors in exchange for some money.

I'm watching jobs move from our local area to Parramatta , the former ATO building and the NPWS building at Hurstville is also set to move. What do we get in return?

Apartments, residents to squeeze onto the crowded trains and drive on our congested roads. It's time for our state and federal MPs to step up and come to the party.

Stop moving jobs from our local area, help families have both parents be able to take part in school drop off and pick up without a having to add extra time to their commute.

Stop moving government departments from our local area.

Give us some direct public transport options to Parramatta.

Give us some multi-modal transport options to reduce congestion not just for the next five years but for our childrens' generation as well. Invest in local residents.

Melissa Derwent, Oatley