Parramatta Road & Shaftesbury Road, Concord

The NSW Government is funding this proposal as part of its $225 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and improve travel times on Sydney's main roads particularly during week day peak periods.

Updates and announcements

In December 2016, Roads and Maritime Services consulted on a proposal to provide an additional right turn lane from Parramatta Road into Shaftesbury Road, to improve traffic efficiency at the intersection. We put the Review of Environmental Factors on public display and held a community information session.

Roads and Maritime is currently considering all the feedback received. A submissions report will be prepared summarising the matters raised and will be made available on our website.

We will keep you updated as the proposal progresses.

For more information on the proposal, view or download the December 2016 Project Update (PDF, 833Kb).

What are the proposed changes?

The proposal includes:

  • Providing an additional eastbound right turn lane on Parramatta Road into Shaftesbury Road
  • Widening Parramatta Road on the northern side and Shaftesbury Road on the western side for the additional right turn lane
  • Realigning the footpath on Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road
  • Removing about 25 trees along the front of Concord Oval with landscaping and replanting, that is to be decided in consultation with the City of Canada Bay Council.
  • Upgrading traffic lights and drainage
  • Relocating services
  • Removing and replacing asphalt and lane markings
  • Landscaping.

Project objective and benefits

The project is part of the NSW Government’s $225 million Pinch Point Program which aims to reduce delays, manage congestion and maintain travel times on Sydney’s main roads particularly during week day peak periods.

The proposed project would:

  • Reduce congestion and improve travel times on Parramatta Road
  • Increase the capacity for vehicles turning right into Shaftesbury Road.

Community consultation

During May and June 2016, Roads and Maritime consulted with the community on the proposed intersection improvement. We received comments from 14 people, raising 83 matters, with the majority of comments relating to the background of the proposal and congestion in the wider Burwood/Concord area.

In response to concerns raised during consultation and to indicate proposed changes to the project’s scope, Roads and Maritime displayed the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to allow for further comment from the community.

Roads and Maritime held a Community Information Session, in order for community members to discuss the proposal with the project team. The REF was also on display at a number of locations, in addition to being available on this website.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime is currently considering all the feedback received. A submissions report will be prepared summarising the matters raised and will be made available on our website.

We will keep you updated as the proposal progresses.

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