Bridge at Royal National Park

Royal National Park road upgrades

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JUN 2020

JUN 2020Royal National Park road upgrades

Transport for NSW is undertaking a three-stage road upgrade program in the Royal National Park.

Stage one, Sir Bertram Stevens Drive culvert rehabilitation was completed on 5 June 2020.

Stage two will start from 1 July 2020. Transport for NSW will stabilise the slope on McKell Avenue, near Waterfall, and replace a culvert to provide better drainage in the area. We will work 15 days and 25 nights over a 16-week period, from 1 July 2020 to 16 October 2020. The night shifts require full road closures, while single lane closures will be in place during day shifts. Night work hours are 7pm to 7am, Sunday to Thursday. Day work hours are 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. We will not work weekend days or public holidays.

The map below shows the detour route. This map and more information is available in the June 2020 project update (PDF, 2.29Mb).

Royal National Park road upgrades map

MAY 2020

MAY 2020Further stages - update

We received a big number of public comments during the April consultation period. The most prominent theme was the community's desire to see us start work earlier on the Flat Rock Creek Bridge replacement. As noted in the start of work letter, we're working to see if this is possible. Important bridge components are being shipped from overseas and might be affected by disruptions to international supply chains as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The timing of this work will determine the future staging of the program.

We'll provide updates via this webpage. People can also sign up to receive email updates using the contact details below.

An engagement report summarising the community's submissions will be published shortly.

Project information

Transport for NSW is undertaking road and safety upgrades in the Royal National Park, including replacing the 75‑year old Flat Rock Creek Bridge, which is nearing the end of its operational life. The Royal National Park is a major tourist destination, providing the community with popular walking and cycling trails and picnicking areas.

Transport for NSW is working to minimise disruption while the upgrades take place, however, given the type and scale of the projects, some measures, including temporary road closures, are unavoidable.

The work involves three stages: replacement of culverts on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive (with work to begin on 24 May 2020); slope stabilisation on McKell Avenue; and the replacement of Flat Rock Creek Bridge (with timing of these stages to be confirmed). Each stage involves changed traffic conditions, including overnight road closures.

Transport for NSW invited public comment on the program in April 2020 (PDF, 1.19Mb). Submissions closed on 1 May 2020 and an engagement report will be published on this website shortly. Transport for NSW has responded to each of the submissions in writing.

More detail about each stage of the program is available in the April 2020 community consultation notification.

  • Stage 1 (May-June 2020): replacing culverts on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive between Garie Road and McKell Avenue
  • Further stages: Flat Rock Creek Bridge replacement stage (timing to be confirmed): slope stabilisation on McKell Avenue, near Waterfall (timing to be confirmed)

The work will deliver a new bridge and generally improve the condition of the roads and reduce the cost and frequency of future maintenance.

You can view or download the April 2020 call for comment on the program. An engagement report summarising public responses will be published shortly.

Project documents

Project updates

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June 2020 project update

Royal National Park road upgrades.

May 2020 project update

Stage 1 start of work notification.

April 2020 project update

Call for community comment.



Contact us

For further information about this project or to be included in future project email updates, please contact our service delivery partner, Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture

Phone: 1800 677 700


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