Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall

Henry Lawson Drive Upgrade - Georges Hall

The NSW Government is funding this upgrade as part of its $450 million Urban Roads Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce congestion and improve travel times on Sydney’s busiest corridors.

Latest news

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Rabaul Road road closure from 3 July 2022 to 17 July 2022

Transport for NSW will be carrying out storm water drain and pavement work on Henry Lawson Drive at Rabaul Road that will temporarily close vehicle access on Rabaul Road between Henry Lawson Drive and Ashcroft Street in Georges Hall.

The road closure will be for two weeks from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 17 July 2022. Detour will be in place but access will remain open for residents, emergency services and users of Coleman Park sporting facilities.

More information is in the June 2022 community notification (PDF, 834Kb).

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Continuing work on the Henry Lawson Drive Upgrade

From Wednesday 1 June until Wednesday 31 August 2022.

We will continue work on:

  • stormwater pipes installation,
  • pavement construction,
  • installation of stormwater pipe headwall at Georges River;

And will start to work on:

  • final road marking,
  • footpaths and driveways construction,
  • and installation of grass turf on the side of the road.

Henry Lawson Drive Upgrade map

View or download the June 2022 Community Update notification (PDF, 611Kb).

Project information

In 2021, Transport for NSW will start work on a pinch point upgrade along Henry Lawson Drive, Georges Hall.  

Georges Hall pinch point upgrade – The upgrade is part of Transport for NSW’s ongoing program to identify congestion hotspots at intersections across Sydney. The southbound lane on Henry Lawson Drive, between Beale Street and Rabaul Road, was identified at contributing to traffic holdups and longer journey times for motorists. The critical stretch of road includes one of only two signalised intersection between Hume Highway and Milperra Road.

About 6,100 vehicles use Henry Lawson Drive through Georges Hall during weekday peak periods alone. Southbound traffic queues during busy periods can stretch back more than three kilometres from Milperra Road. Left unaddressed, wait times for southbound motorists will more than double during the next decade.

The upgrade will help reduce congestion on this busy corridor. The design includes utilising the existing eastern road shoulder between Endeavour Road and Rabaul Road to create a continuous dual southbound lane from Beale Street to Rabaul Road. It also involves prohibiting right turns from Henry Lawson Drive onto Rabaul Road. Despite only a few road users making this turn, it has been identified as adding additional congestion, as it slows or stops northbound through-traffic.

Transport for NSW called for public comment on the upgrade during July and August 2020. A consultation report was published in early-2021. 

Investigation work was carried out between 2017 and 2020.  

Project documents

Project notifications

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June 2022 Rabaul Road closure notification

Community notification on the temporary road closure of Rabaul Road

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June 2022 community update notification

Community notification on continuing work on the upgrade of Henry Lawson Drive

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March 2022 community update notification

Community notification on continuing work on the upgrade of Henry Lawson Drive

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February 2022 no right turn onto Rabaul Road notification

Community notification on the permanent right turn ban from Henry Lawson

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November 2021 start of work notification

Community notification on site compound and start of work on the project

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February 2021 project notification

Consultation report now online

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February 2021 project notification

Georges Hall pinch point upgrade - consultation report

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July 2020 project notification

Have Your Say – Georges Hall pinch point upgrade

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March 2020 - Project notification

Investigation work, Georges Hall, April 2020

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February 2020 project notification

Investigation work, Georges Hall, February 2020

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May 2018 project notification

Investigation work, Georges Hall, May 2018

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March 2018 - Project notification 195Kb
November 2017 project notification

Investigation work, Georges Hall, November 2017

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February 2017 project notification

Investigation work, Georges Hall, February 2017

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Contact us

For more information on our Henry Lawson Drive projects, or if you wish to receive email updates, please contact the Henry Lawson Drive project team:

Email: HenryLawsonDrive@rms.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1800 951 218

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