Victoria Road between Pennant and Pemberton Streets, Parramatta

Safety improvements on Victoria Road between Pennant and Pemberton Streets, Parramatta

The Australian and NSW Governments are investing more than $400 million to improve safety and reduce crashes on NSW roads.

Project information

Transport for NSW is developing a design to improve pedestrian safety and ease traffic flow at and around the intersection of Victoria Road and Pennant and Pemberton streets, Parramatta.

The proposed improvements are being developed in response to community feedback about the lack of pedestrian crossing facilities at Victoria Road and road safety statistics on pedestrian crashes in the area near the Victoria Road and Pemberton Street intersection.

The key safety improvements will include the introduction of two new signalised crossings on Victoria Road and Pennant Street to assist pedestrian access to Collett Park, Collett Village shops and the two bus stops on Victoria Road.

A new right turn bay on Victoria Road would allow westbound motorists to turn right into Pennant Street. The proposed design also includes an increase to the length of the centre median strip on Victoria Road. To improve pedestrian safety and reduce the high incidence of jay-walking in this area, the Victoria Road extended median will have a pedestrian barrier which will restrict motorists accessing the right turn into and out of Pemberton Street, limiting the street to left-in and left-out movements only.

Further information about the funding of this project can be found on the Road Safety Stimulus Program webpage.

The proposed improvements are expected to provide:

  • improved road safety for all road users, in particular crashes involving pedestrians using this section of the corridor
  • improved traffic flow and turning movements from new traffic signals
  • improved network accessibility and amenity
  • improved and safe pedestrian link to Collett Village Shops

The key features include:

  • two new signalised pedestrian crossings to allow safer crossing of Victoria Road and Pennant Street
  • removal of existing median island crossing on Pennant Street, to provide new signalised crossing facility and the zebra crossing to allow pedestrian access to Collett Village shops
  • removal of two car parking spaces near the zebra crossing to facilitate safety improvements and entry and exit from the carpark
  • extension of median strip on Victoria Road to beyond the intersection of Pemberton Street, to include a pedestrian fence to restrict jay-walking
  • new right turning bay for motorists travelling westbound on Victoria Road to turn right into Pennant Street
  • removal of the right turn and through movements in and out of Pemberton Street as a result of the extended median and pedestrian fence on Victoria Road
  • removal of bus lane on approach to Pennant Street to allow for new signalised crossing on Victoria Road
  • road resurfacing and line marking
  • tree trimming and minor landscaping.

Transport for NSW invited public feedback in November 2021 on the concept design for the proposed safety improvements on Victoria Road between Pennant and Pemberton streets, Parramatta.

During the consultation period, Transport for NSW received 37 responses from community members. Transport for NSW has summarised all feedback and responses in a close of consultation report (PDF, 4.87Mb) which is now available for the community to view or download.

Of the 37 submissions, eight responses were supportive or partially supportive of the proposal, 17 responses were against the proposal and 12 did not state a preference, instead focusing their submission on particular areas of concern or interest.

After considering all responses to the Have Your Say, along with the proposal’s safety aims and design requirements, Transport for NSW has decided to proceed with the project.

Transport for NSW would like to thank everyone who took the time to review the design and provide feedback and suggestions.

We will now finalise the detailed design of the project and seek Transport for NSW internal approvals to proceed to construction. 

Construction is expected to commence late in the second half of 2022. 

Transport for NSW will continue to communicate with the community and stakeholders prior to start of construction and during the construction phase. 

Further information can be found in the July 2022 project update (PDF, 431Kb).

Project documents

Project notifications

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July 2022 project notification

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November 2021 project notification

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November 2021 project notification

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Reports

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July 2022 community consultation report

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Frequently asked questions

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November 2021 frequently asked questions

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Contact us

For further information about this project or the join the email distribution list, please contact:

Phone: 1800 979 577 (during business hours)

Email: parramatta@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Central River City, Parramatta and Cumberland
C/- Level 11 130 George Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

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