Have your say on proposed road corridors to link the Greater Macarthur Area
16 November 2020
Two of south west Sydney’s pivotal road connections are progressing with the community invited to have their say on route options for the Outer Sydney Orbital Stage 2, and the proposed link road between Appin Road at Gilead and Menangle Road at Menangle Park.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said with more than 300,000 new residents expected to move into the South West Growth Centre in the next 30 years, we need to plan to connect these new communities and the Western Sydney Airport to Sydney’s arterial roads.
“South west Sydney is one of NSW’s fastest growing areas, so it is important we get on with the job of planning and delivering the road connections needed for the community,” the spokesperson said.
“Following initial feedback from the community and stakeholders we have identified four possible routes for the link road between Appin Road and Menangle Road.
“All four options will help improve travel times for motorists but we need the community’s feedback to ensure we choose the best option for locals.”
The spokesperson said Transport for NSW is planning other road projects to support future growth across the Greater Macarthur Area, including the Outer Sydney Orbital Stage 2 between the Hume Motorway at Douglas Park and Appin.
“We have identified two options for an east-west connection from the Hume Motorway and Appin Road. This future road will connect new housing with the Western Sydney Airport and future employment lands,” the spokesperson said.
“In the longer term, the OSO2 will enable a further transport connection between Western Sydney and the Illawarra region.
“Stakeholders, landowners, and the community are encouraged to provide feedback on the two possible route options to help identify a preferred corridor for future transport use.”
Community members are invited to have their say on both projects from Monday 16 November to Monday 14 December.
For further details on the corridors and to provide feedback, please visit:
Other projects already underway in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area include:
- Spring Farm Parkway - a new east-west arterial road, in addition to Narellan Road, that will support urban growth and provide access to surrounding future residential and industrial developments. The project has two stages; stage one at Menangle Park involves a new one kilometre road to provide a key connection from Menangle Road to future land releases and the Hume Motorway, and Stage two from Menangle Park to Camden Bypass involves a new three kilometre connection to complete the east-west connection from Appin Road to Camden Bypass.
- Appin Road upgrade between Rosemeadow and Mount Gilead - a four kilometre upgrade of the existing Appin Road to unlock new housing at Mount Gilead and improve safety and access for local residents and through traffic.
- Appin Road safety improvements between Mount Gilead and Appin – a number of targeted safety improvements to Appin Road to improve safety and create better journeys for residents, road users and freight operators.