Archbold Road Upgrade and Extension

The NSW Government is planning for a future upgrade and extension of Archbold Road between the Great Western Highway, Minchinbury and Old Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek. Once complete, Archbold Road would be a key north-south route providing access to the Western Sydney Employment Area.

Archbold Road facing north toward the Great Western Highway

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services is inviting feedback on the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors until Friday, 16 June 2017.

You can download the Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 18.7Mb) or alternatively you can view a hard copy at the following locations:

  • Mount Druitt Library
    Ayers Grove, Mount Druitt
  • St Clair Library
    Shop 12, St Clair Shopping Centre
    Bennett Road and Endeavour Avenue, St Clair

Have your say

We will be hosting two community information drop in sessions, where the project team will be available to answer any questions and receive feedback. A formal presentation will not be given, so please attend at any time on:

  • Saturday, 3 June from 10am – 1pm
    Rooty Hill Senior Citizens Centre, 34a Rooty Hill Road South, Rooty Hill
  • Wednesday, 7 June from 5pm – 8pm
    The Mount Druitt Hub, Level 1, 9 Ayers Grove, Mount Druitt.

We have prepared a project update (PDF, 4.63Mb) to explain the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors.

Project background

Western Sydney’s population of nearly two million people is expected to increase to more than three million over the next 20 years. The NSW Government is planning for the future and has established the Western Sydney Employment Area (WSEA) as an employment hub to support economic growth in the area. It is anticipated the WSEA will provide more than 57,000 jobs over the next 30 years, making western Sydney an even better place to live and do business.

Roads and Maritime is planning for the proposed future upgrade and extension of Archbold Road. The existing two kilometre section of Archbold Road would be upgraded, and the road would be extended by a further three kilometres south to Old Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek. The planned upgrade and extension of Archbold Road would support the development of the WSEA by providing a reliable, safe and efficient north-south route serving future transport needs in the region.

Roads and Maritime invited community feedback on the proposed access strategy in March 2016. After reviewing the submissions and considering feedback, we have now developed the concept design and Review of Environmental Factors.

Benefits

  • Support for the expected growth of the Western Sydney Employment Area
  • Improved freight connections to Sydney's motorway network and wider interstate freight network
  • Reduced travel times and transport costs
  • Improved road safety
  • Improved public transport and bus priority
  • Residential and employment growth supported by providing a reliable road network
  • Safe and effective pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.

Key features

  • Intersection upgrade at the Great Western Highway and Archbold Road, Minchinbury
  • Existing road south of the Great Western Highway upgraded from two lanes to a four lane divided road including a new bridge over the M4 Motorway and east facing ramps
  • Archbold Road extended south with a four lane divided road through Lenore Drive to meet the Old Wallgrove Road southern extension near the WaterNSW pipelines
  • New intersections along Archbold Road at Robinson Street, Sargents Road, Lenore Drive and Old Wallgrove Road
  • New drainage structures along creek crossings
  • New intersections for future access to employment lands
  • Bus priority measures at key intersections
  • A shared path for pedestrians and cyclists along the western side of the road.

Community engagement

We are inviting feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors and concept design. Your feedback is invited until Friday, 16 June 2017.

To join the Archbold Road project mailing list, please register your interest via the contact details provided at the top of this page.

What happens next?

All comments received during the consultation period will be considered. Upon obtaining planning approval, Roads and Maritime will inform the community of the outcome of the Review of Environmental Factors including any further changes to the design. At the end of the consultation period, a submissions report will be prepared and made available on the project website.

The next phases of the project are detailed design and construction, which are subject to funding.

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