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Herring Road improvements

The Australian and NSW Governments are funding this work to improve public transport in Macquarie Park, ease congestion and improve travel times.

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OCT 2021

OCT 2021Construction activities and community update

Details of our upcoming construction activities can be found in the map below.

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Project information

We started work in November 2020 to widen Herring Road between Epping Road and Waterloo Road to provide a dedicated northbound bus lane.

We will also improve three intersections along this section of Herring Road at Epping Road, Ivanhoe Place and Waterloo Road.

This work will support Macquarie Park’s growth, ensuring we can meet the area’s future transport needs.

Most of our work will need to be carried out at night to minimise traffic disruption and reduce safety risks to the workers. Work will be complete in mid 2022.

Our work on Herring Road is part of a $240 million investment by Australian and State Governments to support economic growth and create jobs, getting Australians back to work sooner following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This work was originally included in Stage Two of the Macquarie Park Bus Priority and Capacity Improvements.

Herring Road project map

We understand our work through the night can be noisy and disruptive. We need to carry out this important work at night, to reduce the disruption to the road network and for the safety of workers and road users.

With current stay-at-home orders in place and less movement on the roads, we will temporarily adjust our work schedule to carry out some of our noisy activity during the day to reduce the disturbance of our work on the community. At this stage, it is estimated this will continue through until Monday 30 August 2021.

From Monday 2 August we will adjust our work schedule to carry out some of our noisier activity during the day. We will work Monday to Friday between 7am and 5pm.

We are aware residents are working from home and will do everything we can to limit the disturbance. Where possible, we will use noise blankets, direct noise-generating equipment away from properties and turn vehicles and machinery off when not in use.

More information can be found in the Herring Road temporary day work notification (PDF, 505Kb).

Work schedule changes on Herring Road, Macquarie Park

  • Improve the reliability of bus services and reduce travel time.
  • Improve traffic flow around Macquarie Park.
  • Ease congestion and improve travel times for all road users during peak periods.
  • Improve pedestrian safety by providing new and improved crossing facilities across a number of busy roads.
  • Cater for future growth in bus services.
  • Improve connections between bus services and the metro stations.
  • Help make Macquarie Park an even better place to live, work and study.

Community engagement

We consulted with the community on this proposal in 2017, as part of Stage Two of the Macquarie Park Bus Priority and Capacity Program. A submissions report (PDF, 14.9Mb) was release in October 2017.

Aboriginal engagement - Respect to the Wattamattagal

On Wednesday 10 June, Transport for NSW and Georgiou Group participated in a smoking ceremony to acknowledge and pay respect to the Wattamattagal of the Darug Nation. The Wattamattagal are the custodians of the land in Macquarie Park, where we are upgrading Herring Road and the Lane Cove and Waterloo Road intersection.

The smoking ceremony placed Aboriginal traditions and culture at the forefront of our work activities and was a meaningful way to recognise the history and culture of the land and a channel to reunite with our Indigenous partners.

Brendan Kerin from the Local Metropolitan Aboriginal Lands Council conducted the ceremony where team members washed in the smoke to cleanse the mind, body and land. The smoke is believed to have the ability to ward off bad spirits. It also lets the ancestors and spirits know of a gathering on country, it promotes visitors' protection and well-being to the land and creates a pathway to a brighter future.

Project documents

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September 2021 community update

Herring Road improvements.

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July 2021 community update

Changes to our work hours from Monday 2 August 2021.

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July 2021 community update

Pause to construction activities on the Herring Road improvements project.

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June 2021 community update

Community update.

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April 2021 community update

Work continues on the Macquarie Park Bus Priority Improvements – Epping Road and Herring Road.

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February 2021 community update

Work continues on the Macquarie Park Bus Priority Improvements – Epping Road and Herring Road.

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February 2021 community update

Work continues on the Herring Road improvements, Macquarie Park.

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November 2020 community update

Work starts on the Macquarie Park Bus Priority Improvements - Epping Road and Herring Road.

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October 2017 submissions report

Herring Road improvements.

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March 2017 review of environmental factors

Main report.

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March 2017 review of environmental factors

Appendices.

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Contact us

For further information please contact our project team:

Phone: 1800 565 902

Email: Macquarie.Park@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Macquarie Park Precinct, PO Box 973, Parramatta, NSW 2124

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