The Australian and NSW governments are funding two individual projects to improve safety and support affordable housing in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.
MAY 2021Current activities
Transport for NSW is continuing to work closely with other agencies, including the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, on a number of important issues in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area, including:
- protecting koala corridors and providing habitat revegetation
- implementing the recommendations of the Chief Scientist and Engineer report, Advice on the protection of the Campbelltown koala population
- aligning strategic planning to the draft Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan and
- adopting the Government Architect's recently released Connecting with Country Framework.
While this work continues, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Technical Assurance Panel (TAP) pilot program, which was established for two precincts in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area (Appin and Gilead), has been temporarily placed on hold.
The program is a new way for state agencies, councils and landowners to work together to undertake strategic investigations for precincts. The pilot aims to ensure the development proponent addresses key local, state and strategic issues, before the lodgement of any formal rezoning proposal.
Transport for NSW will keep the community informed of any updates as its work with agencies on koala protection and other issues in Greater Macarthur progresses.
You can also read more about the Tap Pilot.
Appin Road is a busy state road which caters to thousands of vehicles each day, including many trucks carrying freight between Wollongong and Sydney’s south-western suburbs.
This road extends across three Local Government Areas including Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council and Wollongong City Council. Appin Road is predominantly one lane in each direction, with some two lane sections providing overtaking opportunities.
Transport for NSW plans to provide improvements on Appin Road with the two proposed following projects:
- Appin Road upgrade between Rosemeadow and Mt Gilead
- Appin Road safety improvement work between Mt Gilead and Appin
Transport has also completed a study to identify a suitable route option for a link road between Appin Road, Gilead and Menangle Road, Menangle Park. The link road would support future housing growth and provide a key connection between Appin Road and Spring Farm Parkway Stage 1 and the Hume Motorway at Menangle Park. Find out more about the Link Road Corridor Study.
We are continuing to develop the detailed design for each of the projects and are working with key stakeholders on the plans for construction. We will keep the community informed as progress continues.
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and concept design for Appin Road upgrade, and the REF and strategic design for Appin Road safety improvements were on exhibition from Monday 19 November to Friday 14 December 2018. A number of information sessions were also held in the local area. Community members and other stakeholders were invited to comment on the REF and concept/strategic design for the proposals.
A total of 132 submissions were received in response to the community consultation activities and exhibition of the REF, including 84 for Appin Road upgrade and 48 for Appin Road safety improvements. Key matters raised included the following:
- koala safety, habitat and connectivity
- traffic and access
We thank everyone for taking the time to consider the projects and for providing feedback.
After considering all feedback provided, and the design requirements for each project, planning for both proposals will now progress to finalise detailed design and any further environmental considerations.
Next steps for each project:
- Preliminary site investigations
- Strategic or concept design
- Environmental assessment
- Community comments on strategic or concept design and Review of Environmental Factors
- Submissions report
- Project determination
- Detailed design - WE ARE HERE
- Start of construction - subject to project approval.
Ongoing community engagement throughout the project lifecycle.
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Community updates and notifications
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Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
For more information please contact the relevant project team:
Phone: 1800 411 588
Appin Road upgrade
Mail: Appin Road Upgrade, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124
Appin Road safety improvements
Mail: Appin Road Safety Improvements, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124