Bridge gets a name
The bridge on the just-opened Erskine Park Link Road will be known as Bunda Bridge.
Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies unveiled a bronze plaque when she named the 80-metre bridge on Friday.
"Bunda Bridge is already benefiting the community by reducing travel times for road transport freight and reducing congestion for motorists on local roads," she said.
Uncle Gordon Workman spoke about the origins of the bridge's name and the history of the area. The Dharug word Bunda, meaning apple gum tree, was proposed by the Aboriginal community for a native tree common in the area. Aboriginal heritage artefacts were uncovered and preserved during construction.
The bridge over Ropes Creek marks the border between Blacktown and Penrith councils.