Appin Road projects


Project overview

The Australian and NSW Governments are funding projects along Appin Road (between Gilead and Appin) to improve safety and support affordable housing in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area. In addition, there are works funded and delivered by Lendlease as part of a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) between Rosemeadow and Gilead.

Latest news

January 2024 -  Appin Road upgrade Addendum Review of Environmental Factors Submissions Report and determination

The NSW Government has given approval for Lendlease to fund and deliver the Appin Road upgrade (Mount Gilead to Ambarvale) project which includes road safety improvements and important biodiversity measures to cater for housing growth while protecting local koala and wildlife populations.

A submissions report (PDF, 6.17 MB) has been prepared which responds to the feedback received and includes additional design changes. A community update (PDF, 1 MB) has been published announcing the project determination.

Project information


Appin Road is a key arterial road connecting south-west Sydney and the Illawarra. This busy state road caters to thousands of vehicles each day, including many trucks carrying freight between Wollongong and Sydney’s south-western suburbs.

This road extends across three Local Government Areas including Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council and Wollongong City Council. Appin Road is predominantly one lane in each direction, with some two-lane sections providing overtaking opportunities.

Transport for NSW plans to provide improvements on Appin Road with the following three proposed projects:

Transport strives to protect and enhance biodiversity with the goal of achieving no net loss of biodiversity as a consequence of our activities. Find out more about our Biodiversity guidelines and policies to protect and manage fauna and flora on projects.

Transport has also completed a study to identify a suitable route option for a link road between Appin Road, Gilead and Menangle Road, Menangle Park. The link road would support future housing growth and provide a key connection between Appin Road and Spring Farm Parkway Stage 1 and the Hume Motorway at Menangle Park. Find out more about the Link Road Corridor Study.


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For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 684 490


Biodiversity is the variety of life forms, including flora and fauna, the genes they contain and the ecosystems in which they live. Transport strives to protect and enhance biodiversity with the goal of achieving no net loss of biodiversity.