Potential road changes for residents in Frenchs Forest

A-new-hospital-will-boost-an-area-of-Sydney-but-road-changes-may-affect-property-owners-Have-your-say-to-ease--congestion_157_65444_0_14098727_300Residents and landlords of real estate in Frenchs Forest may be aware of the Northern Beaches Hospital project taking shape in the area.

Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard, Treasurer Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner are seeking comment from residents about road upgrades in the area, according to a March statement.

Big changes in Frenchs Forest

Northern Beaches Hospital will deliver both public and private healthcare services. Following the closure of Manly Hospital and the redevelopment of Mona Vale Hospital, the new Northern Beaches facility will offer new care models and encourage clinical collaboration.

The redevelopment is a huge drawcard for Frenchs Forests and may spur property investment in the area, while those looking to have access to quality healthcare later for their family may turn to this area of Sydney when buying.

Frenchs Forest is just 17 km from Sydney’s CBD and the redeveloped hospital will open in 2018. While this is some way ahead, now could be the time to secure property in the area before dwelling prices rise closer to hospital’s opening date.

Proposed road changes

A number of road upgrades have been suggested and existing residents are in a good position to provide feedback on them.

“Local residents now have the chance to have their say on local roads. Residents know the roads – they know the issues. This next step is about making sure local knowledge informs these needed road upgrades,” explained Mr Hazzard.

In order to reduce congestion, a range of options is being considered. These include intersection upgrades, road widening, priority bus lanes and new pedestrian bridges.

“The Northern Beaches Hospital will be more than a hospital – it will be a centre of clinical excellence in health, teaching and research,” noted Mrs Skinner.

Those who are familiar with the area should act now to offer their input about proposed road developments.

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