Richmond Road and Elara Boulevard.

Richmond Road upgrade from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road

The NSW Government is planning the upgrade of Richmond Road from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road.

Community information

The NSW Government has proposed a road network to support the forecast growth in the North West Growth Area. Over the next ten years, 33,000 homes will be in the area and once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.

Richmond Road has been upgraded from two lanes to four lanes between the M7 Motorway and Elara Boulevard.

Transport for NSW is proposing to continue the Richmond Road upgrade from Elara Boulevard to Heritage Road. The upgrade would provide safer and improved access to fast growing residential developments in the Marsden Park precinct and future commercial and residential developments in Marsden Park North precinct.

Latest news

JAN 2020

JAN 2020January 2020 investigation work

Transport for NSW will be carrying out field investigation work which includes locating utilities, digging test pits and potholing to help plan for the future road design of this upgrade.

Our work will be carried out between Monday 13 January and Tuesday 30 June.

Please view our notification letter (PDF, 781kb) for more information

Project information

Roads and Maritime Services completed the upgrade of Richmond Road between M7 Motorway and Garfield Road West in 2016. The next stage of work, between Elara Boulevard and Heritage Road, is currently being planned to meet the current and projected traffic volumes.

Richmond Road provides an important north-south link through an area of north-west Sydney set to undergo significant land-use and transport changes, including rapid population and employment growth over the next 20 years and beyond.

  • Widening 900 metres of Richmond Road from two lanes to four lanes (two lanes in each direction).
  • Wide central median for future widening of the road to six lanes, if needed.
  • New traffic lights 800 metres north west of Elara Boulevard.
  • Provide bus bays and bus priority lanes at the main intersection.

The benefits of the Richmond Road upgrade would include:

  • signalised intersections providing safer conditions for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians
  • an improved connection between the Marsden Park and Blacktown
  • enhanced facilities for active transport
  • better drainage

Roads and Maritime is continuing planning and field investigation work to prepare the strategic design. Below is an outline of the stages of the project and where we are now.

  1. Planning, field investigations and preparation of strategic design - WE ARE HERE
  2. Display of strategic design and preferred option for community comment
  3. Announcement of preferred option
  4. Concept design and environmental assessment
  5. Display of environmental assessment for community comments
  6. Planning approval
  7. Detailed plans for construction
  8. Construction - subject to availability of funding.


Richmond Road corridor map

View of download the Richmond Road upgrade map.

Project documents

Project updates

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July 2019 project update

Richmond Road Upgrade Project – Between Elara Boulevard and Heritage Road, Marsden Park.



Contact us

For more information, contact the project team:


Phone: 1300 367 561

Mail: Riverstone NWGC, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124.

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