The NSW Government is planning for the future and proposing to build a link road from the intersection of Garfield Road West and Denmark Road, Riverstone to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.
SEP 2019Community information sessions
Roads and Maritime held a number of community sessions in July and August to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area.More information
We invited feedback until the 16 August 2019 and where applicable we are contacting individual residents to discuss their concerns.
We will keep the community informed as the design progresses.
In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us on:
- Email: riverstoneNWGC@rms.nsw.gov.au.
- Phone: 1300 367 561.
Denmark Link Road is a proposed new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. This new link road would alleviate traffic congestion along Garfield Road West around the railway level crossing at Riverstone and would provide an alternate local connection for light vehicles to cross the Richmond railway line, to avoid the Riverstone town centre.
The preferred option would provide a link road from Garfield Road West, Riverstone via Denmark Road intersection to West Parade. West Parade would be extended to the Westminster Street bridge, Schofields. The proposal would link to new traffic lights that were completed in September 2016 at the Westminster Street and Railway Terrace intersection.
The Denmark Link Road is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy short-term work and is subject to funding availability.
Benefits of the project include:
- Reducing the congestion and delays that are currently being experienced at the Garfield Road railway level crossing at Riverstone
- Providing a local road connection for motorists wishing to use the Westminster Street Bridge, alleviating congestion on Garfield Road.
Key features of the project include:
- Two lane local road
- A new right-turn bay along Garfield Road West for traffic waiting to enter Denmark Road at Riverstone
- Improvements to the existing Denmark Road
- A new link road between Denmark Road and Carlton Street
- A new intersection at Carlton Street
- Extension of West Parade to connect near the Westminster Street Bridge at Schofields.
Roads and Maritime sought feedback on the proposed Denmark Link Road in November and December 2015. During the consultation period, 18 submissions were received. Roads and Maritime carefully considered all the submissions received from the community and prepared a consultation report. View or download the consultation report.
We worked with Department of Planning Industry and Environment (NSW DPIE) in developing the West Schofields Draft Precinct Plan which identified the need to make minor modification to the proposal between Carlton Street and West Parade. The revised proposal will follow the existing road corridor and was displayed as part of the West Schofields Draft Precinct Plan in September 2018.
Roads and Maritime will further develop the revised proposal with stakeholders and prepare the concept design and environmental assessment. The community will have the opportunity to have their say on the concept design and environmental assessment for the project.
Next steps for project:
- Preliminary site investigations
- Strategic design
- Community comments on strategic design
- Concept design and environmental assessment - WE ARE HERE
- Community comments on concept design and environmental assessment
- Submissions report
- Project determination
- Detailed design
- Start of construction - subject to funding.
View or download the Denmark Link road preferred option map (JPG, 1.48Mb)
July 2019 community update
Denmark Link Road - Planning Underway between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.
November 2015 community update
Denmark Link Road – Have your say on new link road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street bridge, Schofields.
November 2017 project notification
Survey and investigations from Monday 20 November 2017.
August 2017 project notification
Field investigations for the proposed Denmark Link Road, Riverstonefrom Monday 21 August 2017.
June 2017 project notification
Survey and investigation work for the proposed Denmark Link Road, Riverstone from Monday 19 June 2017.
January 2017 project notification
Denmark Link Road– confirmation of the preferred option.
January 2017 community consultation report
Denmark Link Road Between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and Westminster Street Bridge, Schofields.
November 2015 options report
Denmark Link Road between Garfield Road West, Riverstone and the Westminister Street bridge, Schofields.
For further information about this project, contact:
Phone: 1300 367 561
Mail: Riverstone NWGC, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.