Garfield Road - North West Growth Area


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.

The NSW Government is planning for the future and proposing to build a link road from the intersection of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road, Riverstone to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast growth in the North West Growth Area. Once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.

Latest news

Jan 2021 – Investigation work

Transport for NSW will continue to carry out investigation work on Garfield Road West and East, Riverstone. Our work will include surveying, geotechnical work, and traffic, utilities and environmental investigations
We will be on site from 18 January 2021 to 30 June 2021. Our work hours will be between 7am6pm from Monday to Friday.

Please view the community notification for more information.

Nov 2020 – Have your say

Transport for NSW is seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Garfield Road East and West upgrades. View our November 2020 Community Update (PDF, 11.9Mb).

We welcome all your feedback on the REF and have extended the closing date for submissions until 5pm Friday 11 December 2020.

In response to the evolving Coronavirus situation, Transport for NSW is following NSW Health advice and changing the way it approaches community consultation for important transport infrastructure projects.

It is important for the community to have their say on all transport infrastructure projects. This means consultation will be carried out in different ways to ensure the community can practice social distancing and limit the spread of Coronavirus.

Online community information session

To ensure the health and safety of the community and our staff we will replace face to face community information sessions with an online information session on the Transport for NSW Facebook page on 10 November between 4pm and 4.30pm.

During the session, you can find out more about the REF from the project team and raise questions and concerns. If you are not able to join the live session or would like to submit your questions in advance, please email the team at or call us on 1300 367 561.

All feedback received will be considered and factored into the next stages of the project.


Interactive portal

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Project information


The area surrounding Riverstone is an integral part of the North West Growth Area and the expected increase in population and development will mean significantly more traffic in the area.

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has granted Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) funding for Transport for NSW to undertake the planning of Garfield Road East and West. This will support planning for the release of the Marsden Park North, West Schofields and Riverstone East Precincts.

Upgrading the Garfield Road corridor is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy long term works.

The overall Garfield Road corridor is 7.4 kilometres and has been split into three sections:

  • Garfield Road East corridor extends 3.4 kilometres between Piccadilly Street, Riverstone and Winsdor Road, Box Hill
  • Garfield Road central extending 800 metres between Piccadilly Street and Denmark Road, Riverstone
  • Garfield Road West corridor extending 3.2 kilometres between Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Denmark Road, Riverstone.

Transport for NSW is planning for the future upgrade of Garfield Road East and Garfield Road West corridors to facilitate development of land surrounding the corridor.


Benefits of the upgrades include:

  • Improving road capacity to meet future traffic growth
  • Supporting residential and employment growth
  • Improving freight productivity
  • Improving road safety
  • Improving connectivity between Richmond Road and Windsor Road.


Key features of the upgrades include:

  • Upgrading the existing two lane road to a four lane divided road, with capacity to widen to six lanes in future, if required
  • Upgrading the flood resilience
  • Upgrading and realigning the existing road to improve road safety
  • Providing a new bridge over First Ponds Creek (Garfield Road East) and Eastern Creek (Garfield Road West)
  • Traffic signals would be installed at key intersections
  • Providing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Providing bus priority at the new intersections.

Project documents

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Review of Environmental Factors – East

Review of Environmental Factors – West

Community updates

Project notifications

  • April 2016 project notification
  • Start of work on new traffic lights at the Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection, Schofields from Tuesday 12 April 2016.


Media releases

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1300 367 561


Mail: Garfield Road upgrade, Transport for NSW, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.