Denmark Link Road - North West Growth Area

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Project overview

The NSW Government is planning for the future by finalising the new Bandon Road corridor between Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Windsor Road, Vineyard. Bandon Road is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy.

Latest news

Jun 2023 – Start of Stage 3 works

Stage 1 and Stage 2 works are well underway on the Denmark Link Road Project, with Stage 3 works commencing Tuesday, 13 June.

This will include utility relocations, drainage, bulk earthworks, and stabilisation. We will commence works in a staged process starting from the northeast side of Denmark Road.

Download the June 2023 notification (PDF, 219.67 KB) for full details.

Apr 2023 – Start of construction works

Stage 1 works are well underway on the Denmark Link Road Project, with Stage 2 works commencing Monday 17 April.

The main work is being delivered in five stages, with each stage taking between two to three months to complete with some overlap between stages. The work has been staged to lessen the disruption to the community and traffic.

We are continuing our Stage 1 works building the new road between Carlton Street and Denmark Road and between Bridge Street and West Parade.

Please view the April 2023 notification (PDF, 448.54 KB) for full details.

Mar 2023 – Start of construction works

Early works and pre-construction works for the Denmark Link Road upgrade project are now complete, while utility investigations are ongoing.

We are ready to commence our Stage 1 works which will include construction of a new link road between Carlton Street and Denmark Road and between West Parade and Bridge Street. This Stage 1 work will begin Monday 6 March and is expected to be finished by June 2023.

Please view the March 2023 notification (PDF, 508.29 KB) for full details.

Feb 2023 – Vegetation removal for upcoming work

Early works for the Denmark Link Road upgrade project are now complete. Utility investigations and the establishment of the site compound at the corner of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road are ongoing. 

For the next stage of work, we need to remove some trees and vegetation at several locations shown on the map below. This work will be done over three day shifts from Monday 20 February to Wednesday 22 February.

Please view the February 2023 notification (PDF, 331.72 KB) for full details.

Jan 2023 – Site establishment & utility investigations

Early works for Denmark Link Road upgrade project are now complete and we are moving into pre-construction work commencing from Monday 23 January.

This work includes utility investigations and the establishment of the site compound at the corner of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road.

Please view the January 2023 notification (PDF, 473Kb) for full details.

Dec 2022 – Early works

Early works for the Denmark Link Road upgrade which started on 7 September will continue to 28 February 2023 instead of 16 December as previously notified due to wet weather and access requirements.

Please view the November 2022 notification (PDF, 664Kb) for full details.

Nov 2022 – Night works on Garfield Road West

Work started on 7 September and will continue until Friday 16 December, weather permitting. Our daytime work hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

In addition to this, we will work three night shifts between Monday 14 November and Wednesday 16 November. Our night work hours are 7pm to 5am.

Please view the November 2022 notification (PDF, 275Kb) for full details.

Sep 2022 – Early works for Denmark Link Road

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the North West Growth Area Road Network Strategy. Planning for Denmark Link Road upgrade project is now complete, and we are moving into construction with the start of early works.

Transport has engaged Ausconnex to carry out early works on the project. Over the next four months, Ausconnex will prepare the project area for roadworks by clearing vegetation and upgrading the existing street light network by installing new street lights.

Please view the August 2022 notification (PDF, 839Kb) for full details.

Aug 2022 – Continuing work

Transport for NSW is continuing work on the North West Growth Area Road Network Strategy by progressing plans for the Denmark Link Road project.

The Denmark Link Road project includes constructing the missing local road connections between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Bridge Street near Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.

Aboriginal archaeological assessment completed for the project as part of the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) identified the area surrounding Denmark Road and New Link Road as an Aboriginal heritage site. As a result, Transport for NSW will be carrying out salvage excavations per the project's Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit.

Please view the August 2022 notification (PDF, 1.72Mb) for full details.

 

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Project information

Background

Denmark Link Road is a proposed new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.

This new link road would alleviate traffic congestion along Garfield Road West around the railway level crossing at Riverstone and would provide an alternate local connection for light vehicles to cross the Richmond railway line, to avoid the Riverstone town centre.

The preferred option would provide a link road from Garfield Road West, Riverstone via Denmark Road intersection to West Parade. West Parade would be extended to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. The proposal would link to new traffic lights that were completed in September 2016 at the Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection.

The Denmark Link Road is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy short-term work and is subject to funding availability.

Benefits

Benefits of the project include:

  • Reducing the congestion and delays that are currently being experienced at the Garfield Road railway level crossing at Riverstone
  • Providing a local road connection for light vehicles wishing to use the Westminster Street Bridge, alleviating congestion on Garfield Road.

Features

Key features of the project include:

  • New two lane local road connecting Garfield Road West and Bridge Street
  • A new right-turn bay along Garfield Road West for traffic waiting to enter Denmark Road at Riverstone
  • Widening to the existing Denmark Road, Trevithick Street and West Parade
  • Extension of existing Denmark Road
  • A new link road between Denmark Road and Carlton Street
  • A new intersection at Carlton Street
  • Extension of West Parade to connect to Bridge Street, near the Westminster Street Bridge at Schofields.

Community information

Community consultations

Transport for NSW sought feedback on the proposal  in November and December 2015. During the consultation period, 18 submissions were received. All submissions received from the community were carefully considered and a consultation report was prepared. View or download the consultation report (PDF, 3.53Mb).

We worked with Department of Planning Industry and Environment (NSW DPIE) in developing the West Schofields Draft Precinct Plan which identified the need to make minor modification to the proposal between Carlton Street and West Parade. The revised proposal will follow the existing road corridor and was displayed as part of the West Schofields Draft Precinct Plan in September 2018.

In July and August 2019 several community information sessions where held on the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area.

Feedback was taken during that period and where applicable individual residents where contacted to discuss their concerns.

In November and December 2020 sought feedback from the community on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for Denmark Link Road.  During the consultation period,  30 submissions were received. Transport for NSW carefully considered all the submissions received from the community and prepared a submissions report. View or download the submissions report (PDF, 1.04Mb).

For more information view our November 2021 community update.

Community updates

  • July 2019 community update
    Denmark Link Road - Planning Underway between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.
  • November 2015 community update
    Denmark Link Road – Have your say on new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.

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Project documents

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Review of Environmental Factors

  • Appendix D
    Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 20 matters for consideration.
  • Appendix E
    Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment.
  • Appendix F
    Operational and Construction Noise and Vibration Assessment.
  • Appendix G
    Non-Aboriginal (Historical) Statement of Heritage Impact.
  • Appendix I
    Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assessment.
  • Appendix J
    Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation.

Project notifications

Reports

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1300 338 306

Email: dlrconstruction@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: North West Growth Area, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta NSW 2124.