The NSW Government is investing $3.3 million through the Housing Acceleration Fund to plan an intersection upgrade at Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista to ease congestion, improve traffic flow along Norwest Boulevard and support and accelerate housing development in the area.
DEC 2020Have your say
We have extended the comment period for the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and the concept design for the project. The REF and concept design will remain on display until 5pm Thursday 24 December 2020.More information
The REF outlines the key features of the proposal, the objectives and the options considered by Transport along with the proposal's environmental impact.
The latest community update (PDF, 1.18Mb) about the upgrade is also available to download.
You can view documents in the project documents section under Review of Environmental Factors. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be holding in-person community Information sessions. Instead, we will hold two online community information sessions so you can discuss the proposal with members of the project team.
- Wednesday 25 November 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Saturday 28 November 11am - 1pm
If you would like to participate in an online information session, you can register for your preferred date and time by emailing your preference to NorwestBoulevard@transport.nsw.gov.au.
You can also email a submission to NorwestBoulevard@transport.nsw.gov.au or write to: Transport for NSW Norwest Boulevard Project, 27 Argyle Street, Parramatta NSW 2150. All submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday 7 December.
APR 2019Investigation work
Roads and Maritime Service is looking at options to upgrade the intersection at Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista to ease congestion, improve traffic flow and support housing development and future traffic demand.More information
As part this work, we need to carry out a number of investigations around the intersection. This will involve:
- geotechnical investigations
- utility investigations, including pot holing to identify the location of utilities underground.
Roads and Maritime will contact property owners to arrange access for these planned investigations.
Norwest Boulevard in Bella Vista is a pivotal travel route between the M7 and Castle Hill and provides access to the Norwest Business Park.
However, during morning and evening peak periods the road is heavily congested, causing long delays for road users.
In 2017, vehicle activated traffic lights were introduced at the Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive intersection to help ease congestion during the peak period.
While this work has improved journey reliability and travel times, this upgrade was only a short term solution while we investigated long term options.
We are now investigating options to further upgrade the Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive intersection in Bella Vista.
The project will:
- improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, especially during the AM and PM peak periods
- support housing development by providing extra capacity to meet future traffic demand
- improve road safety for all road users
- improve access and safety for cyclists and pedestrians
- support the movement and access needs of public transport.
There are a number of other transport projects being undertaken in the area.
Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
August 2020 REF
Intersection upgrade at Norwest Boulevard, Lexington Drive and Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista.
REF Appendix B
Norwest Boulevard Intersection Upgrade – Concept Design.
REF Appendix D
Traffic Impact Assessment.
REF Appendix E
Construction and Operational Noise and Vibration Assessment.
REF Appendix F
Urban Design, Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assessment.
REF Appendix G
Socio-economic Impact Assessment.
REF Appendix H
REF Appendix I
Historical Heritage Assessment.
REF Appendix J
Aboriginal Archaeological Assessment.
REF Appendix K
Stage 2 Contaminated Site Investigation.
For further information on this project, please contact us at:
Phone: 1800 577 277
Post: Norwest Boulevard Upgrade Project Team, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973, Parramatta NSW 2124