Heathcote Road at Macarthur Drive looking north.

Heathcote Road upgrade

The NSW Government is upgrading the 2.2 kilometre section of Heathcote Road between Infantry Parade, Holsworthy and The Avenue, Voyager Point. The Heathcote Road upgrade is an important project that will help reduce congestion, improve road safety and provide more reliable journeys for all road users.

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AUG 2021Construction activities resume on Heathcote Road Upgrade

Construction activities will resume on Heathcote Road Upgrade project from Monday 16 August. Our work will be carried out in line with the current Public Health Orders, with a COVID Safe plan in place, including face masks and QR codes.

Initial activities include setting up our site compound, vegetation and tree removals and potholing. All works will be carried out during standard work hours from Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm.

Project information

Heathcote Road is a major arterial road that runs between Liverpool and Heathcote, connecting Sydney’s southern suburbs to the motorway network in the south-west including the M5 and M7 motorways. It is also a key link for commuters who drive, walk or cycle to Holsworthy Train Station and the Holsworthy Army Barracks.

The existing road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue is generally a two lane road and contains three bridges across Williams Creek, the T8 Airport railway line and Harris Creek. Congestion is often experienced along these sections of the road, particularly near the Macarthur Drive roundabout.

The NSW Government has allocated $188 million to plan the future upgrade.

  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Increased road capacity catering for current and predicted traffic volumes.
  • Improved road safety.
  • More reliable travel times.
  • Improved pedestrian and cyclist connectivity to Holsworthy Train Station and Hammondville Park.
  • Improved freight access and efficiency.

The key features of the proposal include:

  • Widen and upgrade Heathcote Road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue to a four-lane divided road
  • Upgrade the roundabout at Heathcote Road and Macarthur Drive to a four-way intersection with traffic lights.
  • Install traffic lights at the intersection of Heathcote Road and The Avenue.
  • Replace and duplicate the existing bridges at Harris Creek and Williams Creek.
  • Duplicate the bridge at the T8 Airport railway line.
  • Provide a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along Heathcote Road, connecting Voyager Point to Holsworthy Train Station and towards Hammondville.
  • Relocate utilities and build new stormwater infrastructure.
  • Install street lighting, additional road signage, new landscaping, safety barriers and communications infrastructure.

We sought feedback from the community during September and October 2016 on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed road upgrade to help guide future decision making and design.

Following a review of the submissions, we prepared a Submissions Report, which includes the feedback and our responses. View or download a copy of the Submissions Report.

An addendum to the REF was prepared in September 2019 to provide detail on changes to the project to improve functionality, reduce environmental impact and improve management of utilities to assist construction. View or download a copy on our projects documents page.

Transport for NSW has already carried out some key early work to prepare for major construction, by relocating several critical utility services across the project to make room for the new upgraded road.

In the coming weeks we will start Stage 1 of major work for the upgrade, including:

  • Installing temporary traffic lights at the intersection of Heathcote Road and The Avenue.
  • Building two new noise walls:
    • noise wall 1 will be 80 metres long outside the childcare centre near Infantry Parade
    • noise wall 2 will be 250 metres long between Macarthur Drive and Harris Creek.

Both noise walls will be completed in 2021.

  • Establishing the site compound to support the noise wall construction.
  • Prioritising noise mitigation measures to impacted properties identified during the project’s detailed design. We will contact the property owners identified and offer eligible noise mitigation measures during major work stage 1.

We will continue to update the community as the work progresses on this project.

If you have an enquiry or complaint about this project please contact us by phone or email.

Phone: 1800 749 119

Email: HeathcoteRoadUpgrade@transport.nsw.gov.au

Our phone line operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and when out of hours work is occurring. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number and let us know if you are making a complaint or enquiry, so that we can return your call.

We monitor our email inbox between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Making a complaint:

During business hours

During business hours you can make a complaint by calling or emailing us. We will acknowledge your complaint within two hours. If your complaint is about noise or vibration we will also begin investigating the complaint within 2 hours.

We will aim to investigate and respond to your complaints as soon as possible. If we cannot provide a response to your complaint within 24 hours we will let you know.

Outside of business hours, when work is occurring on our project:

Please call us if you need to make a complaint about our work outside of business hours (before 9am and after 5pm Monday to Friday and on weekends and public holidays). Our phone line operates outside of business hours when work is occurring. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number and some information about your complaint, so that we can return your call. We will return your call and acknowledge your complaint within 2 hours. If your complaint is about noise or vibration we will also begin investigating the complaint within 2 hours.

Please note, we only monitor our emails during business hours. Complaints made by email outside of business hours will be acknowledged and investigated on the next business day.

Collecting personal information

When you contact us to make an enquiry or complaint we record some personal information such as your name, phone number, email address, property address and details about your complaint or enquiry. We record this information in our database. We use this information to: help us resolve your complaints or enquiries. Transport may also use your contact details to contact you with information about this project or other transport projects in your area. Some of your personal information may be provided to the EPA so that they can monitor our compliance with our Environment Protection Licence. If you do not want us to record your personal information, please let us know.

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Project documents

Project notifications

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July 2021 project notification

Noise wall work for Heathcote Road upgrade from Thursday 15 July

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June 2021 project notification

Stage 1 work on Heathcote Road upgrade between Infantry Parade, Holsworthy and The Avenue, Voyager Point from Thursday 24 June.

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February 2019 project notification

Early work on Heathcote Road, Holsworthy from Monday 4 March 2019.

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November 2018 project notification

Investigation work on Heathcote Road, Holsworthy from Monday 19 November 2018.

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September 2018 project notification

Investigation work near Heathcote Road, Holsworthy.

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May 2018 project notification

Investigation work near Heathcote Road, Holsworthy, from Friday 8 June until Friday 6 July 2018.

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February 2018 project notification

Investigation work near Heathcote Road, Holsworthy, from Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Community updates

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June 2021 community update

Heathcote Road upgrade between Infantry Parade, Holsworthy and The Avenue, Voyager Point.

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March 2018 community update

Heathcote Road upgrade between Infantry Parade, Holsworthy and The Avenue, Voyager Point.

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Contact us

If you have an enquiry or complaint please contact us. Please click on our Enquiries and complaints section above for more information:

Phone: 1800 749 119 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and when work is occurring on our project)

Email: HeathcoteRoadUpgrade@transport.nsw.gov.au

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