Bandon Road preferred corridor - proposed medium-term work

The NSW Government is planning for the future by reserving a new road corridor between Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Windsor Road, Vineyard. This is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy that was confirmed by the NSW Government in July 2015.

Current view of Bandon Road looking west towards Vineyard railway station

Updates and announcements

Bandon Road Preferred Corridor – consultation now closed

In August and September 2016, Roads and Maritime consulted with the community and stakeholders on the Bandon Road preferred corridor.

We would like to thank everyone who considered the Bandon Road preferred corridor proposal and provided feedback.

All feedback received will be considered in the corridor preservation process.

Project background

The Bandon Road preferred corridor connects Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Windsor Road, Vineyard through Marsden Park North, Riverstone West, Riverstone and Vineyard precincts. This preferred corridor would provide an extra road connection between Richmond Road and Windsor Road and reduce traffic congestion within Riverstone and provide alternative access across the North West Priority Land Release Area. The Bandon Road preferred corridor is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy medium-term work and is subject to funding availability.

An Options Report for the Bandon Road preferred corridor has been prepared and details the analysis of the corridor options considered and the process used to select the preferred corridor.

Benefits

The preferred corridor would:

  • Provide an extra connection between Richmond Road and Windsor Road
  • Reduce congestion in the Riverstone Town Centre by providing a road underpass of the Richmond railway line at Vineyard
  • Improve access to Vineyard railway station
  • Improve access to Riverstone Industrial Area, Marsden Park, Marsden Park North, Riverstone West, Riverstone and Vineyard precincts
  • Allow for local and cross regional pedestrian and cyclist access needs
  • Provide an upgrade and realignment of existing flood evacuation route on Wallace Road and Hamilton Street
  • Increase road capacity to meet the future needs of the North West Priority Land Release Area.

Features

The preferred corridor includes:

  • A new four lane divided road including a central median to allow for future widening
  • An off-road shared path for pedestrians and cyclists
  • A new road underpass of the Richmond railway line at Vineyard
  • Traffic light intersections and a central median to improve road safety.

Selection of a preferred corridor

The options development process involved technical and specialist input, strategic design and consultation with key stakeholders including the Department of Planning and Environment, Transport for NSW, Blacktown City Council and Hawkesbury City Council. Several corridor options were developed and later evaluated in a value management workshop attended by key stakeholders.

A preferred corridor has been identified and the Options Report provides more detail on the development and selection process. View or download the Options Report.  For more information please see our August 2016 Community Update.

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