Corridor projects

The NSW Government is planning for the long-term transport needs of Western Sydney by identifying and protecting corridors of land that can be used to deliver transport infrastructure when needed in the future.

Community consultation on four corridors was held between 26 March and 1 June 2018 to give residents and businesses the opportunity to help shape the corridors. 

More than 6,000 submissions were received, thousands of comments left on the project’s online map and attendance was strong at community drop-in sessions and one-to-one meetings.

Community feedback has helped inform the following changes

  • Continue with the previously gazetted 1951 corridor for the Bells Line of Road Castlereagh Connection 
  • Relinquish the section of previously exhibited Bells Line of Road corridor from Castlereagh to Kurrajong Heights.
  • Provide for a future tunnel of approximately 10 kilometres from north of Cobbitty Road, Cobbitty to south-east of Cawdor Road, Cawdor to minimise the impact of the Outer Sydney Orbital on communities at Cobbitty, Brownlow Hill, Grasmere and Ellis Lane. View the Future Western Sydney Corridors- Cobbitty to Hume Interchange map (PDF, 715.5 KB).
  • Relinquish the section of the Outer Sydney Orbital north of Richmond Road while continuing to work with the Department of Planning and Environment and local councils on future options, with a view of mitigating any further impact on homes.

View the Future Western Sydney Corridors map (PDF, 4.97 MB)

Current status

Transport for NSW is continuing to review and assess more than 6,000 submissions received following consultation. It is essential to consider all of the feedback received and ensure the best possible outcomes for the people of Western Sydney.  

The team continues to consult with landowners and stakeholders and respond to enquiries.

The government will not gazette the corridors until all submissions are considered and addressed and further refinement of the alignments is undertaken.

More information

Corridors Investigation Office
PO Box K659
Haymarket 1240

Background information