Appin Road improvements

The Australian and NSW governments are funding two individual projects to improve Appin Road. These would improve safety and support affordable housing in the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.

Traffic on Appin Road
Traffic on Appin Road


Appin Road is a busy state road which caters to thousands of vehicles each day, including many trucks carrying freight between Wollongong and Sydney’s south-western suburbs.

The road extends across three Local Government Areas including Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council and Wollongong City Council. Appin Road is predominantly one lane in each direction, with some two lane sections providing overtaking opportunities.

Roads and Maritime Services plan to improve safety and increase road capacity on Appin Road with two proposed projects:

Have your say – Review of Environmental Factors (REF)

Roads and Maritime has prepared a strategic design and REF for the Appin Road Safety Improvements. Lendlease has worked with Roads and Maritime to prepare a concept design and REF for the Appin Road Upgrade. Both REFs assess the potential environmental impact of each project and outline measures to reduce impacts on biodiversity, heritage, noise, property and construction. It is important to note that these projects, while they share cumulative effects which will be considered in both REFs, they are distinct projects and require two separate environment assessment and approval processes.

The REF for each project is now on display until Friday 14 December 2018. We invite you to provide feedback during this consultation phase.

Please send your comments and questions through in writing by post, email, or online through the interactive portal. All comments received in the consultation phase will be considered in the decision making process. Following consultation, a report summarising comments received for each project, and our responses, will be published on the Roads and Maritime website.

The REF documents can be viewed electronically, or you can view printed versions at the following locations:

  • Campbelltown Civic Centre
    91 Queen Street, Campbelltown
    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Narellan Library
    Corner Queen and Elyard Street, Narellan
    Monday, Wednesday 9.30am to 8pm
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am to 5pm
    Saturday 9am to 3pm
  • Wollondilly Shire Council
    62–64 Menangle Street, Picton
    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
  • Camden Library
    40 John Street, Camden
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30am to 5pm
    Tuesday, Thursday 9.30am to 8pm
    Saturday 9am to 12pm

Project timeline showing the stages of the project, and the current status. Click to read a text only version

Community Information Sessions

We will also host three community information sessions to provide you with an opportunity to ask the individual project teams questions and seek further information. A formal presentation will not be given so please feel free to drop in any time at one of the following sessions:

  • Saturday 24 November between 10am and 1pm
    Appin Public School Hall
    97 Appin Road, Appin
  • Wednesday 28 November between 5pm and 8pm
    Hurley Park Community Hall
    161 Dumaresq Street, Campbelltown
  • Wednesday 5 December between 5pm and 8pm
    Rosemeadow Community Hall
    5 Glendower Street, Rosemeadow

If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please contact the project team to discuss, or to arrange another time that is suitable to meet. To make a submission or to join the mailing list for either project please contact the relevant project team:

  • Phone: 1800 411 588
  • Appin Road upgrade
    Mail: Appin Road Upgrade
    Roads and Maritime Services
    PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124
  • Appin Road safety improvements
    Mail: Appin Road Safety Improvements
    Roads and Maritime Services
    PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

Project timeline

Next steps for each project:

  1. Preliminary site investigations
  2. Strategic or concept design
  3. Environmental assessment
  4. Community comments on strategic or concept design and Review of Environmental Factors - WE ARE HERE
  5. Submissions report
  6. Project determination
  7. Details design
  8. Start of construction - subject to project approval.

Ongoing community engagement throughout the project lifecycle.

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