Parramatta Road and Shaftesbury Road, Concord

The NSW Government is funding this proposal as part of its $246 million Pinch Point and Clearways 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

Roads and Maritime Services are proposing to provide an additional right turn lane from Parramatta Road into Shaftesbury Road to improve traffic efficiency at the intersection.

Following community consultation carried out earlier this year, Roads and Maritime Services has prepared a Community Consultation Report which responds to concerns raised.

View or download the December 2016 Community Consultation Report.

In response to concerns raised during consultation and to indicate proposed changes to the project’s scope, Roads and Maritime has decided to display the REF to allow for further comment from the community. We are inviting your comments on the REF by Monday 19 December.

Roads and Maritime will be holding a Community Information Session, in order for community members to discuss the proposal with the project team.

The Community Information Session will be held on Wednesday 14 December 2016 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm at Concord Function Centre, 138-144 Majors Bay Road, Concord.

For more information on the proposal, view or download the December 2016 Project Update.

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 $246 million Pinch Point and Clearways 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 has decided to display the REF to allow for further comment from the community. We are receiving comments until 19 December 2016.

Review of Environmental Factors (REF) Display

Review of Environmental Factors (REF) Display

The REF assesses the potential environmental effects associated with the construction and operation of the proposed changes to the intersection and outlines mitigation measures. It also assesses a range of impacts including noise, property, construction, heritage and biodiversity.

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

Community Information Session

Concord Function Centre,

138-144 Majors Bay Road, Concord

Wednesday 14 December 2016 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm

REF Display Locations

Concord Library,

60 Flavelle Street, Concord

Five Dock Library,

Level 1, 4-12 Garfield Street, Five Dock

View or download the REF or appendices:

What happens next?

We will consider all the feedback before deciding whether to proceed with the proposal. 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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