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.
DEC 2020Denmark Link Road Q&A
NOV 2020Have your say
Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Denmark Link Road. View our November 2020 community update (PDF, 24Mb).More information
We welcome all your feedback on the REF by Monday 14 December 2020.Feedback can be sent to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 1300 367 561
- Mail: Garfield Road upgrade, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124
- Online interactive portal
In response to the evolving Coronavirus situation, Transport for NSW is following NSW Health advice and changing the way it approaches community consultation for important transport infrastructure projects.
It is important for the community to have their say on all transport infrastructure projects. This means consultation will be carried out in different ways to ensure the community can practice social distancing and limit the spread of Coronavirus.
NOV 2020Online Community Information Session
To ensure the health and safety of the community and our staff we will replace face to face community information sessions with an online information session on Tuesday 1 December between 4pm and 4.30pm.More information
During the session you can find out more about the REF from the project team and raise questions and concerns. If you are not able to join the live session or would like to submit your questions in advance, please email the team at email@example.com or call us on 1300 367 561.All feedback received will be considered and factored into the next stages of the project.
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.
Roads and Maritime sought feedback on the proposed Denmark Link Road in November and December 2015. During the consultation period, 18 submissions were received. Roads and Maritime carefully considered all the submissions received from the community and prepared a consultation report. 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.
Next steps for project:
- Preliminary site investigations
- Strategic design
- Environmental assessment
- Community comments on concept design and environmental assessment - WE ARE HERE
- Submissions report
- Project determination
- Detailed design
- Start of construction - subject to funding.
View or download the Denmark Link road preferred option map (JPG, 1.48Mb)
Review of Environmental Factors
Review of Environmental Factors
Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 20 matters for consideration
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment
Operational and Construction Noise and Vibration Assessment
Non-Aboriginal (Historical) Statement of Heritage Impact
Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assesment
Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation
November 2020 community update
Denmark Link Road – Have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF).
July 2019 community update
Denmark Link Road - Planning Underway between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.
November 2015 community update
Denmark Link Road – Have your say on new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.
November 2017 project notification
Survey and investigations from Monday 20 November 2017.
August 2017 project notification
Field investigations for the proposed Denmark Link Road, Riverstonefrom Monday 21 August 2017.
June 2017 project notification
Survey and investigation work for the proposed Denmark Link Road, Riverstone from Monday 19 June 2017.
January 2017 project notification
Denmark Link Road– confirmation of the preferred option.
January 2017 community consultation report
Denmark Link Road Between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.
November 2015 options report
Denmark Link Road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and the Westminister Street bridge, Schofields.
For further information about this project, contact:
Phone: 1300 367 561
Mail: Denmark Link Road, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.