Belmore Road ramps

The Australian and NSW Governments are jointly funding this project to improve access to and from the M5 South West Motorway at Riverwood for local residents and businesses near Belmore Road.

Updates and announcements

Review of Environmental Factors – Have your say

Roads and Maritime Services has prepared the detailed design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the project. The REF assessed the potential environmental and social impacts of the proposal and identifies activities to reduce those impacts.

Stakeholders and the community are invited to comment on the REF by Friday 15 December 2017.

Please send your written comments to:

Community information drop in sessions

Roads and Maritime Services will host two community information drop in sessions where project team members will be available to answer questions and receive feedback. A formal presentation will not be given, so please feel free to drop in any time during these sessions.

Session details are listed below:

  • Tuesday 28 November 2017
    4pm to 7pm
    Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
    150 Belmore Road North, Riverwood
  • Tuesday 5 December 2017
    4pm to 7pm
    Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
    150 Belmore Road North, Riverwood

Project benefits

Roads and Maritime will deliver this project to:

  • Provide better access and faster entry and exit to and from the M5 South West Motorway at Belmore Road, Riverwood
  • Ease congestion and reduce travel times
  • Improve travel reliability for local road users
  • Provide an additional choice of route to the CBD and Belmore Road for local Riverwood motorists and businesses
  • Extend the existing shared pathway network through Rotary Park, adjacent to the M5 South West Motorway

Background

There are currently only two west-facing ramps at Belmore Road, Riverwood for motorists to access the M5 South West Motorway.

To improve access to surrounding arterial roads and allow for more efficient access to the M5 South West Motorway for local motorists, this project will provide two new east-facing ramps to directly access and exit the motorway.

Key features

Key project features include:

  • New entry ramp for direct access to the M5 South West Motorway to travel east from Belmore Road towards Sydney Airport and the city
  • New exit ramp for motorists travelling west on the M5 South West Motorway to access Belmore Road
  • Widening the existing eastbound exit road ramp from the M5 South West Motorway to allow an additional right turn lane onto Belmore Road
  • Upgrade of Belmore Road to allow southbound vehicles to turn left onto the new ramp to the M5 South West Motorway
  • Modifying the central median on Belmore Road bridge to provide a right turn lane onto the new ramp to the M5 South West Motorway
  • New and upgraded traffic signals at Belmore Road and the M5 South West Motorway interchange
  • New shared pathway through Rotary Park, connecting to the existing shared pathway network
  • Tolling gantries on each new ramp

The upgrade includes changes to the surrounding road network including an afternoon peak (Monday to Friday 4-7pm) clearway on Belmore Road between Hannans Road and Josephine Street in the southbound direction to improve local traffic flow and reduce congestion.

You can view or download the November 2017 Community Update for more information.

Environmental assessment

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) has been prepared to identify the project’s potential environmental impacts. The assessment was carried out in consultation with a range of key stakeholders including City of Canterbury Bankstown Council and Interlink Roads, and technical specialists. The REF addresses potential environmental impacts including noise, heritage, biodiversity and amenity as well as impacts during construction. The report also outlines measures to reduce and manage the potential impacts.

For more information you can view or download the REF main report and appendices A-F and appendices G-L. The document can also be viewed in hard copy at the following locations:

  • Bankstown Customer Service Centre
    Bankstown Civic Tower
    66 - 72 Rickard Road, Bankstown
  • Campsie Customer Service Centre
    137 Beamish Street, Campsie
  • Riverwood Branch Library
    Corner Belmore Road and Roosevelt Avenue, Riverwood
  • Roads and Maritime Services
    20-44 Ennis Road, Milsons Point

Next steps

Feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors and detailed design will be considered and a submissions report published. Roads and Maritime will finalise the detailed design and prepare for construction in the first quarter of 2018, subject to planning approval.

  1. Preliminary Investigation and development of a concept and detailed design
  2. Environmental Assessment
  3. Community comments on proposed detailed design and Review of Environmental factors - WE ARE HERE
  4. Submissions report
  5. Project determination
  6. Award construction tender (*subject to project approval)
  7. Start of construction (*subject to project approval)
  8. Open to Traffic

 

 

 

Project documents

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