View of Westminster Street Bridge over the Richmond railway line.

Denmark Link Road

The NSW Government is planning for the future and proposing to build a link road from the intersection of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road, Riverstone to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.

Latest news

NOV 2022

NOV 2022Night works on Garfield Road West

Work started on 7 September and will continue until Friday 16 December, weather permitting. Our daytime work hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

In addition to this, we will work three night shifts between Monday 14 November and Wednesday 16 November. Our night work hours are 7pm to 5am.

Please view the November 2022 notification (PDF, 275Kb) for full details.

SEP 2022

SEP 2022Early works for Denmark Link Road

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the North West Growth Area Road Network Strategy. Planning for Denmark Link Road upgrade project is now complete, and we are moving into construction with the start of early works.

Transport has engaged Ausconnex to carry out early works on the project. Over the next four months, Ausconnex will prepare the project area for roadworks by clearing vegetation and upgrading the existing street light network by installing new street lights.

Please view the August 2022 notification (PDF, 839Kb) for full details.

AUG 2022

AUG 2022Continuing work

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the North West Growth Area Road Network Strategy by progressing plans for the Denmark Link Road project.

The Denmark Link Road project includes constructing the missing local road connections between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Bridge Street near Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.

Aboriginal archaeological assessment completed for the project as part of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) identified the area surrounding Denmark Road and New Link Road as an Aboriginal heritage site. As a result, Transport for NSW will be carrying out salvage excavations per the project's Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit.

Please view the August 2022 notification (PDF, 1.72Mb) for full details.
APR 2022

APR 2022Denmark Link Road - Submissions Report

Transport for NSW is progressing with the planning for the Denmark Link Road project, a new local road linking Garfield Road West, Riverstone to west of Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.

In November 2020, Transport invited comments from the community and stakeholders on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and the concept design. We have considered all feedback received from the local community and stakeholders and have prepared a submissions report to respond to the issues. The submissions report (PDF, 1.04Mb) is now available.

Please view the April notification (PDF,1.93Mb) for full details.

NOV 2021

NOV 2021Investigation work continuing

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy by continuing planning for Denmark Link Road.

Transport will carry out investigation work on Garfield Road West, Denmark Road, Carlton Road, Trevithick Street and West Parade, Riverstone from 17 November. Our work will include surveying and utility works. These studies will help inform the Denmark Link Road Project.

Please read our November 2021 notification (PDF, 705Kb) to understand how this work may affect you.

NOV 2021

NOV 2021Heritage site investigation work on Hebe Farm

Transport for NSW will be carrying out archaeological investigation work on Hebe Farm at 14 Bridge Street, Riverstone from 8 November. This work will involve machinery to dig two test pits to see whether there are any archaeological remains associated with the development and occupation of Hebe Farm.

Hebe Farm is an item of local heritage significance. All work carried out will be in line with the Heritage NSW Act. The results of the investigation will help inform the Denmark Link Road project.

Please view the November notification (PDF, 518Kb) for more information.

Project information

Transport for NSW sought feedback from the community in November and December 2020 on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Denmark Link Road. For more information view our November 2021 community update.

To ensure the health and safety of the community and our staff we replaced face to face community information sessions with online information sessions on the NSW Roads Facebook page. Where you can watch the recording of this session or view below.

Thank you to all those who have made a submission on the REF we will prepare a report and publish online.

Transport for NSW will continue to provide the community with updates as the project progresses.

If you have any questions, please contact the project team on 1300 367 561 or email nwga@transport.nsw.gov.au.

Denmark Link Road is a proposed new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. This new link road would alleviate traffic congestion along Garfield Road West around the railway level crossing at Riverstone and would provide an alternate local connection for light vehicles to cross the Richmond railway line, to avoid the Riverstone town centre.

The preferred option would provide a link road from Garfield Road West, Riverstone via Denmark Road intersection to West Parade. West Parade would be extended to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. The proposal would link to new traffic lights that were completed in September 2016 at the Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection.

The Denmark Link Road is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy short-term work and is subject to funding availability.

Benefits of the project include:

  • Reducing the congestion and delays that are currently being experienced at the Garfield Road railway level crossing at Riverstone
  • Providing a local road connection for light vehicles wishing to use the Westminster Street Bridge, alleviating congestion on Garfield Road.

Key features of the project include:

  • New two lane local road connecting Garfield Road West and Bridge Street
  • A new right-turn bay along Garfield Road West for traffic waiting to enter Denmark Road at Riverstone
  • Widening to the existing Denmark Road, Trevithick Street and West Parade
  • Extension of existing Denmark Road
  • A new link road between Denmark Road and Carlton Street
  • A new intersection at Carlton Street
  • Extension of West Parade to connect to Bridge Street, near the Westminster Street Bridge at Schofields.

Transport for NSW  sought feedback on the proposal  in November and December 2015. During the consultation period, 18 submissions were received. All submissions received from the community were carefully considered and a consultation report was prepared. . View or download the consultation report (PDF, 3.53Mb).

We worked with Department of Planning Industry and Environment (NSW DPIE) in developing the West Schofields Draft Precinct Plan which identified the need to make minor modification to the proposal between Carlton Street and West Parade. The revised proposal will follow the existing road corridor and was displayed as part of the West Schofields Draft Precinct Plan in September 2018.

In July and August 2019 several community information sessions where held on the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area.

Feedback was taken during that period and where applicable individual residents where contacted to discuss their concerns.

In November and December 2020 sought feedback from the community on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Denmark Link Road.  During the consultation period,  30 submissions were received. Transport for NSW carefully considered all the submissions received from the community and prepared a submissions report. View or download the submissions report (PDF, 1.04Mb).

 

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View or download the Denmark Link road preferred option map (jpg, 1.48Mb)

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Project documents

Review of Environmental Factors

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Review of Environmental Factors

Main report

39.1Mb
Appendix C

Options report

2.32Mb
Appendix D

Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 20 matters for consideration

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Appendix E

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment

6.15Mb
Appendix F

Operational and Construction Noise and Vibration Assessment

14.8Mb
Appendix G

Non-Aboriginal (Historical) Statement of Heritage Impact

39.8Mb
Appendix H

Biodiversity Assessment

9.09Mb
Appendix I

Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assessment

25.8Mb
Appendix J

Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation

16.9Mb
Appendix K

Socioecomic Assessment

14.4Mb

Community updates

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November 2020 community update

Denmark Link Road – Have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF).

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July 2019 community update

Denmark Link Road - Planning Underway between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.

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November 2015 community update

Denmark Link Road – Have your say on new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.

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Project notifications

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November 2022 project notification

Night works on Garfield Road West from Monday 14 November.

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September 2022 project notification

Early works for Denmark Link Road from 7 September.

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August 2022 project notification

Aboriginal heritage salvage works from 15 August.

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April 2022 project notification

Release of submissions report on Review of Environmental Factors

1.04Mb
November 2021 project notification

Investigation work on Garfield Road West, Denmark Road, Carlton Road, Trevithick Street and West Parade, Riverstone from 17 November.

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November 2021 project notification

Heritage site investigation work on Hebe Farm at 14 Bridge Street, Riverstone from 8 November.

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August 2021 project notification

Investigations from Monday 30 August 2021 these studies will inform the detailed design for Denmark Link Road.

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November 2017 project notification

Survey and investigations from Monday 20 November 2017.

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August 2017 project notification

Field investigations for the proposed Denmark Link Road, Riverstone from Monday 21 August 2017.

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June 2017 project notification

Survey and investigation work for the proposed Denmark Link Road, Riverstone from Monday 19 June 2017.

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January 2017 project notification

Denmark Link Road– confirmation of the preferred option.

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Contact us

For further information about this project, contact:

Email: nwga@rms.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1300 367 561

Mail: North West Growth Area, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124.

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