Richmond Road and Townson Road intersection

Townson and Burdekin Road upgrade

The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast growth in the North West Growth Area. Once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.

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SEP 2022

SEP 2022Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the environmental impact assessment, called the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Townson and Burdekin Road upgrade, Stage 2.

Transport for NSW held its second and final community session online on Wednesday 21 September to provide the community with an opportunity to ask questions and seek further information.

The video of this session can be viewed below.

The REF is open for comment until Monday 24 October.

SEP 2022

SEP 2022Have your say

Transport for NSW sought community feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Townson and Burdekin Road Upgrade, Stage 2.

For more information please see the September 2022 community update (PDF, 5.72Mb) or view our animation video and interactive sliders for a artist’s impression of how the project will look.

Thank you to all those who 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.

SEP 2022

SEP 2022Submissions report

Between February 2021 and March 2021, Transport for NSW invited feedback from the community on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Townson and Burdekin Road Upgrade, Stage 1.

We have prepared a submissions report (PDF, 8.51Mb), which summarises and responds to the community’s feedback for this project is available.

Transport for NSW will continue to keep the community updated as the project progresses.

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Have your say

Transport for NSW sought feedback in February and March 2021 on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Townson and Burdekin Road Upgrade, Stage 1. 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.

Thank you to all those who 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.

SEP 2019

SEP 2019Community information sessions

Transport for NSW held a number of community sessions in July and August to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area.

We invited feedback until the 16 August 2019 and where applicable we are contacting individual residents to discuss their concerns.

We will keep the community informed as the design progresses.

In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us on:

Artist's impression of Townson and Burdekin Road upgrade

Community information

Access within the North West Growth Area (NWGA) is restricted by the Richmond Railway line, which runs through the area in a north-south corridor. Existing crossings of the railway line are limited, with only two grade separated crossings at Schofields Road and Westminster Bridge, and two level crossings at Garfield Road and Bandon Road.

To facilitate growth and development in the North West, people that will live and work in the area, or travel through it, will need new infrastructure. This includes providing safe access to key facilities, as well as access to the wider transport network.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has granted Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) funding for Roads and Maritime Services to carry out the planning and concept design of Townson-Burdekin road.

The proposal runs from the intersection of Richmond Road and Townson Road, Marsden Park to the roundabout intersection of Burdekin Road and Walker Street, Schofields.

Transport is proposing a four lane divided road along Townson Road and Burdekin Road linking Richmond Road, Marsden Park in the west and Burdekin Road, Schofields in the east. The length of the project is about 3.6 kilometres.

The project consists of two stages:

  • Stage 1 involves an upgrade of about 1.6 kilometres of road extending from Richmond Road to south of Jersey Road.
  • Stage 2 is about two kilometres in length involving the construction of a new road between Stage 1 and Burdekin Road.

Project information

Benefits of the upgrade would include:

  • improving road capacity to meet future traffic growth
  • supporting residential and employment growth
  • improving road safety
  • improving connectivity between Richmond Road and Windsor Road
  • encouraging active transport along the corridor.

Key features of the upgrade would include:

  • a four lane dual carriageway separated by a median, between Richmond Road, Marsden Parkand Walker Street, Quakers Hill
  • connection to new residential developments
  • three new traffic signals intersections at Victory Road, Veron Road, and a new road proposed in the West.
  • a new bridge over the train line, south of Schofields Stationnew bridges over Eastern Creek and Bells Creek
  • a shared use path along the length of the road corridor connecting to nearby developments.

Corridor map

View or download a larger version of the map.

Project documents

Review of Environmental Factors - Stage 1

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Review of Environmental Factors

Main report and Appendices A to B.

22.7Mb
Appendix C

Concept design drawings.

45.7Mb
Appendix D

Urban design, landscape character and visual impact assessment.

8.41Mb
Appendix E

Traffic and transport impact assessment.

10.7Mb
Appendix F

Noise and vibration assessment.

22.4Mb
Appendix G

Hydrology and flooding.

23.4Mb
Appendix H

Surface water and groundwater.

2.98Mb
Appendix I

Contamination assessment.

14.7Mb
Appendix J

Biodiversity Impact Assessment.

25.8Mb
Appendix K

Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment.

8.09Mb
Appendix L

Non-Aboriginal assessment.

5.92Mb
Appendix M

Socio-economic Impact Assessment.

2.79Mb

Review of Environmental Factors – Stage 2

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Review of Environmental Factors

Main report and Appendices A to B.

29.6Mb
Appendix C

Concept design drawings.

9.86Mb
Appendix D

Urban design.

10.4Mb
Appendix E

Traffic and transport impact assessment.

5.79Mb
Appendix F

Noise and vibration impact assessment.

27.02Mb
Appendix H

Surface water and groundwater impact assessment.

3.59Mb
Appendix I

Contamination assessment.

26.5Mb
Appendix J

Biodiversity impact assessment.

19.4Mb
Appendix K

Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment.

6.48Mb
Appendix L

Non aboriginal cultural heritage assessment.

3.81Mb
Appendix M

Socio-economic impact assessment.

3.11Mb

Community updates

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September 2022 community update

Townson and Burdekin Road, Stage 2 – Have your say on Review of Environmental Factors (REF).

5.72Mb
February 2021 community update

Townson and Burdekin Road upgrade, Stage 1 - Have your say on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

3.25Mb
July 2019 community update

Townson-Burdekin Road upgrade

965Kb

Reports

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September 2022 submissions report

Townson and Burdekin Road upgrade, stage 1 submissions report.

8.51Mb

 

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Contact us

For more information, contact the project team:

Email: nwga@transport.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1300 367 561

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

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