Link Road Corridor Study

The Australian and NSW governments are planning for the future with the development of a corridor strategy for an east-west link between Appin Road and Menangle Road to support future growth in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.

Project information

Transport for NSW developed an options report for the proposal for an east-west link between Appin Road and Menangle Road and requested  community feedback on a short list of four options. The community consultation period is now closed.

We will now summarise comments and questions received during our public consultation and publish our responses in a Community Consultation Report. The report will be available on the project website.

We will use the feedback received to help select a preferred option for the Link Road. We will continue to keep community members and other stakeholders informed as the project progresses.

Online information session

During the public consultation, an online information session using Microsoft Teams was organised. The online community information session presented an opportunity to the community to ask the project team questions and seek further information.

The session organised on 25 November 2020 was recorded and a copy of the recording of this session is available online to view anytime.

If you have any questions, please email the team at linkroadcorridorstudy@rms.nsw.gov.au or call us on 1800 519 505.

 

The Link Road Corridor Study started in October 2018 to identify options for the proposed east-west link road (the Link Road). The Link Road would provide a key connection between Appin Road, Gilead and Menangle Road, Menangle Park and support growth in the region.

The Link Road would also provide access to the future Spring Farm Parkway Stage 1 and the Hume Motorway.

A future Stage 2 of the Spring Farm Parkway would complete the connection from Appin Road to the Camden Bypass.

  • Provide an efficient east-west link across the Greater Macarthur Growth Area
  • Cater for active and public transport
  • Integrate with existing and future land uses
  • Minimise environmental impact
  • Ensure the safety for all users
  • Maximise value for money.

Transport for NSW has consulted with key stakeholders including the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Campbelltown City Council to identify a long list of nine route options within the study area.

Key constraints within the study area were also identified including:

  • Aboriginal heritage
  • Air quality
  • Biodiversity (flora and fauna)
  • Flooding
  • Landscape character and visual amenity
  • Land use
  • Noise and vibration
  • Non-Aboriginal heritage
  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water supply, sewer, local quarry and gas plant)
  • Water quality.

The project team also developed criteria to measure each option for traffic efficiency, active and public transport, land use, environmental impact, value for money and safety.

Consultation with key stakeholders continued and each of the nine options were assessed in detail using the identified constraints and criteria. The nine options were short-listed to four options and key stakeholders identified their recommended option. The community and other stakeholders were invited to provide feedback. Feedback from this consultation period will be used in the decision to select a preferred route.

Further information on the assessment process can be found in the Link Road Corridor Study Options Report (4.92Mb).

The four short-listed options would include:

  • A dual carriageway connection between Appin Road and Menangle Road
  • Four lanes with a wide central median that would allow an additional travel lane in each direction, if required in the future
  • 80 km/h speed limit Bridges or drainage structures to cross creeks and flood prone land
  • Noise mitigation where the road is close to existing communities. The exact locations would be confirmed during further design.

Project documents

 

Contact us

For more information please contact the project team:

Phone: 1800 519 505

Email: linkroadcorridorstudy@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Link Road Corridor Study, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

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