The NSW Government is planning the upgrade of Richmond Road from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road.
DEC 2020Richmond Road, Marsden Park upgrade Q&A
NOV 2020Have your say
Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Richmond Road upgrade. View our November 2020 community update (PDF, 7.08Mb).
We welcome all your feedback on the REF and have extended the closing date for submissions until 5pm Friday 11 December 2020.More information
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 Thursday 12 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 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
JAN 2020January 2020 investigation work
Transport for NSW will be carrying out field investigation work which includes locating utilities, digging test pits and potholing to help plan for the future road design of this upgrade.More information
Our work will be carried out between Monday 13 January and Tuesday 30 June.
Please view our notification letter (PDF, 781kb) for more information
The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast growth in the North West Growth Area. Over the next ten years, 33,000 homes will be in the area and once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.
Richmond Road has been upgraded from two lanes to four lanes between the M7 Motorway and Elara Boulevard.
Transport for NSW is proposing to continue the Richmond Road upgrade from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road. The upgrade would provide safer and improved access to fast growing residential developments in the Marsden Park precinct and future commercial and residential developments in Marsden Park North precinct.
Roads and Maritime Services completed the upgrade of Richmond Road between M7 Motorway and Garfield Road West in 2016. The next stage of work, between Elara Boulevard and Heritage Road, is currently being planned to meet the current and projected traffic volumes.
Richmond Road provides an important north-south link through an area of north-west Sydney set to undergo significant land-use and transport changes, including rapid population and employment growth over the next 20 years and beyond.
- Widening 900 metres of Richmond Road from two lanes to four lanes (two lanes in each direction).
- Wide central median for future widening of the road to six lanes, if needed.
- New traffic lights 800 metres north west of Elara Boulevard.
- Provide bus bays and bus priority lanes at the main intersection.
The benefits of the Richmond Road upgrade would include:
- signalised intersections providing safer conditions for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
- an improved connection between the Marsden Park and Blacktown
- enhanced facilities for active transport
- better drainage
Roads and Maritime is continuing planning and field investigation work to prepare the strategic design. Below is an outline of the stages of the project and where we are now.
- Preliminary site investigation
- Strategic design
- Environmental assessment
- Community comments on concept design and Review of Environmental Factors - WE ARE HERE
- Submissions report
- Project determination
- Detailed design
- Start of construction.
View of download the Richmond Road upgrade map.
Review of Environmental Factors
|Review of Environmental Factors - Main Report||23.6Mb|
|REF Appendix C - Utilities||1.88Mb|
|REF Appendix E - Biodiversity||13.6Mb|
|REF Appendix F - Noise and vibration||11.9Mb|
|REF Appendix G - Contamination||33.05Mb|
|REF Appendix H - LVIA||24.2Mb|
|REF Appendix I - Aboriginal Heritage||3.09Mb|
|REF Appendix I2 - Aboriginal Heritage||1.25Mb|
|REF Appendix J - Non-Aboriginal Heritage||7.03Mb|
|REF Appendix J2 - Non-Aboriginal Heritage||2.39Mb|
|REF Appendix K1.1 Flooding||1Mb|
|REF Appendix K1.2 Flooding||63.1Mb|
|REF Appendix K2 - Flooding||3.99Mb|
|REF Appendix K3 - Flooding||35.8Mb|
|REF Appendix L - Traffic||4.23Mb|
|REF Appendix L 2- Traffic||386Kb|
For more information, contact the project team:
Phone: 1300 367 561
Mail: Riverstone NWGC, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.