The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast growth in the North West Growth Area.
Over the next ten years, the area will increase to home around 250,000 people.
JAN 2021Investigation work
Transport for NSW will continue to carry out investigation work on Garfield Road West and East, Riverstone. Our work will include surveying, geotechnical work, and traffic, utilities and environmental investigations.More information
We will be on site from 18 January 2021 30 June 2021. Our work hours will be between 7am 6pm from Monday to Friday.
Please view the community notification for more information.
NOV 2020Have your say
We welcome all your feedback on the REF and have extended the closing date for submissions until 5pm Friday 11 December 2020.
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.
Online 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 the NSW Roads Facebook page on 10 November between 4pm and 4.30pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1300 367 561.
All feedback received will be considered and factored into the next stages of the project.
The area surrounding Riverstone is an integral part of the North West Growth Area and the expected increase in population and development will mean significantly more traffic in the area.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has granted Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) funding for Transport for NSW to undertake the planning of Garfield Road East and West. This will support planning for the release of the Marsden Park North, West Schofields and Riverstone East Precincts.
Upgrading the Garfield Road corridor is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy long term works.
The overall Garfield Road corridor is 7.4 kilometres and has been split into three sections:
- Garfield Road East corridor extends 3.4 kilometres between Piccadilly Street, Riverstone and Winsdor Road, Box Hill
- Garfield Road central extending 800 metres between Piccadilly Street and Denmark Road, Riverstone
- Garfield Road West corridor extending 3.2 kilometres between Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Denmark Road, Riverstone.
Transport for NSW is planning for the future upgrade of Garfield Road East and Garfield Road West corridors to facilitate development of land surrounding the corridor.
Benefits of the upgrades include:
- Improving road capacity to meet future traffic growth
- Supporting residential and employment growth
- Improving freight productivity
- Improving road safety
- Improving connectivity between Richmond Road and Windsor Road.
Key features of the upgrades include:
- Upgrading the existing two lane road to a four lane divided road, with capacity to widen to six lanes in future, if required
- Upgrading the flood resilience
- Upgrading and realigning the existing road to improve road safety
- Providing a new bridge over First Ponds Creek (Garfield Road East) and Eastern Creek (Garfield Road West)
- Traffic signals would be installed at key intersections
- Providing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
- Providing bus priority at the new intersections.
Review of Environmental Factors (REF) - East
Review of Environmental Factors (REF) - West
November 2020 community update
Garfield Road East and West – Have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF).
August 2020 community update
Garfield Road West upgrade - Planning Underway.
July 2019 community update
Garfield Road East and West Upgrades – Planning Underway.
July 2015 community update
Road Network Strategy for the North West Growth Centre confirmed.
November 2014 community update
Proposed road network strategy for the North West Growth Centre.
August 2014 community update
Riverstone railway level crossing removal.
November 2013 community update
Riverstone railway level crossing removal.
December 2020 project notification
Investigation work continuing on Garfield Road, Riverstone from Monday 18 January 2021.
July 2020 project notification
Investigation work on Garfield Road, Riverstone from Wednesday 1 July 2020.
November 2019 project notification
Investigation work on Garfield Road, Riverstone from Tuesday 26 November 2019.
April 2016 project notification
Start of work on new traffic lights at the Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection, Schofields from Tuesday 12 April 2016.
July 2015 project notification
Have youur say on new traffic lights at the intersectionn of Westminster Street and Railwaay Terrace, Schofields.
March 2015 project notification
Night work on Westminster Street and Railway Terrace, Schofields from Monday 16 March 2015.
January 2016 community consultation report
Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection upgrade, Schofields North West Growth Centre Short-term Traffic Improvement Projects.
November 2014 summary report
North West Growth Centre and Riverstone Corridor Traffic Study.
August 2014 community consultation report
Riverstone railway crossing.
November 2013 community consultation report
Removal of the railway level crossing at Riverstone.
For more information, contact the project team:
Phone: 1300 367 561
Mail: Garfield Road upgrade, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.