The Northern Road upgrade

The Australian and NSW governments are upgrading The Northern Road as part of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP), a 10 year, $3.6 billion road investment program.

The Northern Road at the M4 Motorway, Penrith
The Northern Road at the M4 Motorway, Penrith

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services invited submissions from the community on the concept design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Northern Road upgrade between Mersey Road, Bringelly and Glenmore Parkway, Glenmore Park in June and July 2017. We would like to thank everyone who considered the proposal and provided a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment.

A Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report (PDF, 18Mb) summarising and responding to submissions received during the consultation period has been prepared and is available to view or download. Additional information is also available in the report appendices. A final Environment Impact Statement (PDF, 18Mb) has also been prepared and is available to view or download along with the EIS appendices.

Key issues raised during the consultation include:

  • construction impact (noise and access)
  • operational impact including noise, visual impacts
  • loss of vegetation and habitat as well as biodiversity offsets
  • public transport alternatives to widening the road
  • impact to property
  • impact to businesses at Luddenham Town Centre
  • impact to non-Aboriginal heritage sites
  • emergency vehicle access
  • impact to proposed developments along The Northern Road
  • comments on the design.

For more information about the project please refer to the project webpage.

About The Northern Road upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading around 35 kilometres of The Northern Road between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith from a generally two to four lane undivided road to a six to eight lane divided road.

The Northern Road upgrade will deliver new and upgraded roads to support integrated transport in the region and capitalise on the economic benefits from developing the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.  The upgrade will also provide one of the main arterial transport corridors for the South West Priority Growth Area and the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area.  The Northern Road upgrade will improve safety, increase road capacity and reduce congestion and travel times in the future.

The Northern Road upgrade was previously divided into four stages (1, 2, 3 and 4) but due to design refinements will now be planned in sections between:

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