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Appin Road improvements

The Australian and NSW governments are funding two individual projects to improve safety and support affordable housing in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.

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NOV 2022

NOV 2022Addendum Review of Environmental Factors display

We have developed an Addendum Review of Environmental Factors (A/REF) (PDF, 47Mb) for the Appin Road Upgrade – Mount Gilead to Ambarvale. View the community update (PDF 1.4Mb) for more information.

The A/REF proposes to include two additional koala underpasses and additional fauna exclusion fencing to increase protection for the local koala population.

The community can have their say until Tuesday 13 December 2022. For more information, view the community update (PDF, 1.4Mb) and the Addendum Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 47Mb).

NOV 2022

NOV 2022Investigation work

Transport for NSW will carry out investigation works at the Appin Road and Brian Road intersection as part of the Appin Road Safety Improvements project.

Our work will include surveying to investigate ground conditions and locate underground utilities.

These investigations are carried out to collect information that will help inform future improvements to the intersection and along Appin Road. View the November 2022 investigations work notification (PDF, 943Kb) for more information.

MAY 2021

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.

Project information

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:

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.

The community is invited to provide feedback on the Addendum Review of Environmental Factors (A/REF) for the Appin Road Upgrade, Mount Gilead to Ambarvale, from Tuesday 22 November until Tuesday 13 December 2022. Community feedback will help us understand what is important to customers and the community.

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
  • heritage
  • utilities.

We thank everyone for taking the time to consider the projects and for providing feedback.

Transport for NSW has considered all matters raised and provided responses in a submissions report for Appin Road upgrade and Appin Road safety improvements.

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.

Project timeline

Project timeline illustration

Next steps for each project:

  1. Preliminary site investigations
  2. Strategic or concept design
  3. Environmental assessment
  4. Community comments on strategic or concept design and Review of Environmental Factors
  5. Submissions report
  6. Project determination
  7. Detailed design - WE ARE HERE
  8. Start of construction - subject to project approval.

Ongoing community engagement throughout the project lifecycle.

Project documents

Community updates and notifications

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November 2022 community update

Addendum Review of Environmental Factors

November 2022 notification

Investigation work on Appin Road from Monday 14 November.

September 2022 notification

Investigation work on Appin Road, Mt Gilead from Monday 19 September

January 2022 notification

Survey investigation work on Appin Road from Monday 17 January 2022.

April 2020 notification

Survey investigation work on Appin Road from Wednesday 15 April 2020.

April 2019 notification 156Kb
November 2018 community update 1.06Mb

Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

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Brian Road Intersection upgrade

September 2022 Brian Road Intersection Upgrade, Minor Works Review of Environmental Factors

Appin Road upgrade 52.4Kb
Appin Road safety improvements 52.4Kb

Addendum Review of Environmental Factors

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November 2022

Appin Road Upgrade, Mount Gilead to Ambarvale



Contact us

For more information please contact the relevant project team:

Phone: 1800 684 490

Appin Road upgrade
Mail: Appin Road Upgrade, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

Appin Road safety improvements

: Appin Road Safety Improvements, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

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