Rickard Road

Rickard Road upgrade

Rickard Road between Bringelly Road, Leppington and Oran Park Drive, Catherine Fields is proposed to be upgraded. Transport for NSW is currently investigating an upgrade for the section between Heath Road and Springfield Road. The proposed upgrade aims to improve the connectivity to the South West Priority Growth Area.

The proposed upgrade will include a corridor of 34.9 metres with dedicated bus lanes in each direction and active transport facilities to encourage walking and cycling.

Latest news

JUN 2020

JUN 2020Project handover

Transport for NSW has completed the Strategic Route Assessment for the Rickard Road upgrade. Further development of this project is now being managed by the Department of Planning Industry & Environment.

For more information please contact 1300 305 695.

Transport for NSW asked for feedback on the Strategic design for the Rickard Road upgrade in June and July 2020 and received a number of comments.

The Community Consultation Report (PDF, 1.44Mb) and the Preferred Route Option Report (PDF, 40Mb) are now available to view or download.

We would like to thank all those who made submissions. The feedback will assist in the development of the project’s concept design and environmental impact assessment.

Project information

The South West Priority Growth Area (SWPGA) in Sydney is experiencing significant growth that will see it evolving into a key centre of the Greater Sydney region.

New community precincts in the SWPGA such as Oran Park, Turner Road, East Leppington, Austral, Leppington North, Edmondson Park and Catherine Fields are being developed to meet the housing needs. To support the expected growth, the NSW Government is funding major infrastructure development in the area including Camden Valley Way, Bringelly Road, The Northern Road and the South West Rail Link.

Rickard Road between Bringelly Road, Leppington and Oran Park Drive, Catherine Fields is planned as a key north-south transport link in the SWPGA. In 2014 The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) developed a preferred route option and published the Rickard Road Strategic Route Report (PDF, 12Mb).

An extension of Rickard Road to the south between Ingleburn Road and Springfield Road is proposed to be upgraded to a 34.9m wide carriageway including bus lanes, active transport, such as shared paths for cyclist and pedestrians, landscaping and potentially two lanes in each direction for light vehicles.

On behalf of DPIE, Transport for NSW is investigating the upgrade of the section from Heath Road to Springfield Road. Once complete, the corridor will pass through Catherine Fields and Leppington. The remaining section from Springfield Road to Oran Park Drive is being completed by adjacent developers under Camden Council’s management.

An extension of Rickard Road to the south between Ingleburn Road and Springfield Road is proposed to be upgraded to a 34.9m wide carriageway including bus lanes, active transport, such as shared paths for cyclist and pedestrians, landscaping and potentially two lanes in each direction for light vehicles.

On behalf of DPIE, Roads and Maritime is investigating the upgrade of the section from Heath Road to Springfield Road. Once complete, the corridor will pass through Catherine Fields and Leppington. The remaining section from Springfield Road to Oran Park Drive is being completed by adjacent developers under Camden Council’s management

The following are the project objectives for the Rickard Road corridor:

  • Provide a consistent and reliable journey experience along the corridor between Bringelly Road and Oran Park Drive for all customers in particular public transport customers.
  • Provide a corridor that is safe for all users.
  • Reduce travel times between Bringelly and Oran Park / Narellan.
  • Facilitate bus movement along and across the network, linking existing and new strategic and local centres such as the Leppington Major Centre.
  • Support local and State economic growth.

The development of Rickard Road, staged with surrounding developments, would have significant benefits including:

  • Connecting the public transport network to Edmondson Avenue from Rickard Road.
  • Connecting communities through a new high quality corridor.
  • Increase connectivity, facilities and improve environmental conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Facilitate economic development.
  • Support population growth in South Western Sydney.
  • Improve road safety for all road users.
  • Reduce congestion for all road users through increased capacity on the network.
  • Improve journey times and journey time reliability between Bringelly Road and Oran Park Drive.

The early planning of the proposed road corridor will facilitate appropriate planning of adjacent development and future transport networks.

Roads and Maritime Services is currently in the early planning stages for the project, we are committed to consult with the community as the project progresses and further information becomes available.

Rickard Road map

View or download the proposed Rickard Road upgrade map.

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Contact us

For more information about the project, please contact the project team.

Phone: 1300 305 695 (toll free) during business hours

Email: rickardroadupgrade@rms.nsw.gov.au

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