Heathcote Road upgrade

The NSW Government is proposing a two kilometre upgrade of Heathcote Road at Holsworthy. The upgrade would reduce traffic congestion, improve safety, meet future traffic volumes and improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity to Holsworthy Train Station and surrounding areas.

Updates and announcements

Review of Environmental Factors & Submissions Report

The final Review of Environmental Factors (REF) went on display in October and November 2016.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and provide feedback. We received 60 submissions in response to the REF. Key points raised included:

  • Heritage significance of the Holsworthy pedestrian bridge
  • Traffic and safety of road users
  • Noise during construction and operation of the upgraded road

Roads and Maritime has prepared a Submissions Report (PDF, 11.1Mb) which summarises the feedback and our responses.

We will now proceed with detailed design of the upgrade. We will continue to inform the community as this project progresses.

View or download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 10.22Mb) and the appendices (PDF, 60.68Mb).

Project background

Heathcote Road is a major arterial road that runs between Liverpool and Heathcote, connecting Sydney’s southern suburbs to the motorway network in the south-west including the M5 and M7 motorways. It is also a key link for commuters who drive, walk or cycle to Holsworthy Train Station and the Holsworthy Army Barracks.

The existing road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue is generally a two lane road and contains three bridges across Williams Creek, the T2 Airport railway line and Harris Creek. Congestion is often experienced along these sections of the road, particularly near the Macarthur Drive roundabout.

The NSW Government has allocated $4 million to plan the future upgrade.

Key benefits and features

The main benefits of the proposal include:

  • reduced traffic congestion
  • increased road capacity catering for current and predicted traffic volumes
  • improved road safety
  • more reliable travel times
  • improved pedestrian and cyclist connectivity to Holsworthy Train Station and Hammondville Park
  • improved freight access and efficiency.

The key features of the proposal include:

  • widening and upgrading Heathcote Road between Infantry Parade and The Avenue to a four lane divided road
  • upgrading the Macarthur Drive and The Avenue intersections to traffic light intersections
  • duplication of the bridges over Harris Creek, Williams Creek and the T2 Airport railway line
  • replacement of the existing bridges at Harris Creek and Williams Creek
  • providing a pedestrian and cyclist shared path along the road, connecting Voyager Point to Holsworthy Train Station and towards Hammondville.

Community engagement

We sought feedback from the community during September and October 2016 on the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed road upgrade to help guide future decision making and design.

Following a review of the submissions, we prepared a Submissions Report, which includes the feedback and our responses. View or download a copy of the Submissions Report.

What happens next?

We will now proceed with detailed design of the upgrade. We will continue to inform the community as this project progresses.

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