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

Roads and Maritime Services has prepared a Review of Environmental Factors to examine the potential impact of the Heathcote Road upgrade proposal and outline measures to reduce and manage this impact. The Review of Environmental Factors and concept design for the proposal are on display for community and stakeholder feedback by Monday 14 November 2016.

Written comments should be sent to:

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 June and July 2015 on the proposed road upgrade to help guide future decision making and design. Following a review of the comments, we prepared a Community Consultation Report, which summarises the feedback and our responses. View or download a copy of the community consultation report.

What happens next?

Roads and Maritime will is seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposal. We will continue to keep the community informed and invite stakeholders to provide feedback again at key points in the project’s development.

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