North West Growth Area


Project overview

The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast development in the North West Growth Area.

Latest news

Aug 2019 – Community feedback

Transport for NSW held a number of community sessions in July and August to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area.

We invited feedback until the 16 August 2019 and where applicable we are contacting individual residents to discuss their concerns.

We will keep the community informed as the design progresses.


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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.

This will result in increased congestion on the overall road network, including on Garfield Road and around the existing railway level crossing at Riverstone.

During consultation in 2013 and 2014, Transport for NSW sought community feedback on three options for a railway overpass at Garfield Road, Castlereagh Street and Loftus Street. The community highlighted their concerns about the current traffic congestion in Riverstone and heavy vehicles travelling through the town centre.

Transport for NSW also received feedback about the location of an overpass on community amenity, local businesses, schools and property.

In response to the community’s comments, Transport for NSW expanded the scope of the project and proposed a road network to support development and address traffic congestion and heavy vehicle movements in North West Growth Area and Riverstone.

The proposed road network was released in November 2014 for public consultation and a Community Consultation Report (PDF, 5.16Mb) summarising the feedback received and the responses from Transport for NSW is available in the project documents page.

The proposed road network was confirmed by the NSW Government in July 2015.

Further consultation with the community was carried out in July 2019 to collect community feedback on the future road plans in the North West Growth Area.

The proposed road network upgrades would include:

  • improving traffic flow within the Riverstone Town Centre and access to the Westminster Street bridge, in the short-term (completed in September 2016)
  • completing construction of Schofields Road between Windsor Road and Richmond Road by 2018 to link the Rouse Hill and Marsden Park town centres
  • planning to build a link road from the intersection of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road, Riverstone to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields – in the short-term
  • planning for the Bandon Road underpass of the railway line and a new road connection between Richmond and Windsor roads
  • planning for the upgrade of Garfield Road between Richmond Road and Windsor Road
  • planning for a grade-separated railway crossing along the Garfield Road corridor at Riverstone.


The road network proposed by Transport for NSW identified the number and location of Richmond railway line crossings necessary to effectively manage traffic across the North West Growth Area.

The proposed road network would:

  • addresses the feedback Transport for NSW received from the community within the North West Growth Area
  • supports immediate needs and long-term impacts of the North West Growth Area
  • was developed based on the findings of a traffic and transportation study
  • includes input received from key stakeholders including representatives of the Department of Planning and Environment, Transport for NSW, Blacktown City Council, Hawkesbury City Council along with the Member for Riverstone
  • identifies the need for five grade-separated crossings of the Richmond rail line:
    • Bandon Road, Vineyard (currently a level-crossing of the rail line)
    • Garfield Road, Riverstone (currently a level-crossing of the rail line)
    • Westminster Street bridge, Schofields (existing two lane local bridge)
    • Schofields Road, Schofields (in construction as part of the Schofields Road upgrade)
    • Burdekin Road and Townson Road, Quakers Hill (proposed by Blacktown City Council).

The North West Growth Area road network also includes existing Transport for NSW projects Schofields Road Upgrade and extension and the Richmond Road Upgrade.


View or download the North West Growth Area road network map.

Project documents

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Community information

Community updates

Project updates

Notification letters

Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1300 367 561


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