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

What is happening now?

Roads and Maritime consulted with the community about improvements to Appin Road and asked for feedback on the strategic design and REF for the Appin Road Safety Improvements, and the concept design and REF for the Appin Road Upgrade in November/December 2018.

Submissions were closed on Friday 14 December 2018 at 11.59pm.

Following consultation, a report for each project, summarising comments received and our responses will be published on the Roads and Maritime website. All comments received will be considered in the decision-making process and for development of the detailed design for each project.

Project background

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:

Project timeline

Project timeline illustration

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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