Elizabeth Drive upgrade project
The NSW Government is planning for the future with funding allocated to investigate improvements to Elizabeth Drive between the M7 Motorway at Cecil Hills and The Northern Road at Luddenham.
Background on Elizabeth Drive
Elizabeth Drive is the main east-west corridor between Liverpool and surrounding suburbs. Elizabeth Drive, from the M7 Motorway to Badgerys Creek, is approximately 14 kilometres in length and predominantly a two lane undivided road, with no footpaths, no median and a speed limit of 80km/h.
Future projected and planned growth in the region is expected with the development of the Western Sydney International Airport. This will see an expansion of industrial and commercial precincts associated with the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and related planned land releases for residential precincts and employment zones in the area leading to a need for increased capacity on Elizabeth Drive.
Roads and Maritime Services is committed to supporting the delivery of the Western Sydney International Airport and the Western Parkland City. Our planning for the upgrade of Elizabeth Drive will support the projected and planned development in the region.
We also recognise the need for the provision of pedestrian, cycling and bus stop infrastructure along Elizabeth Drive as there is currently minimal infrastructure for supporting these customer groups.
Roads and Maritime is starting investigations, including early planning, environmental field investigations and strategic traffic modelling. These investigations are expected to be completed in 2019.
Community and stakeholder engagement
Early engagement with communities and stakeholders enables feedback to be considered as part of the early planning of the project including the access strategy.
Developing an access strategy that considers community feedback in a meaningful way is essential to the success of the project.
We will hold two community consultation sessions where our project team will be available to discuss the Elizabeth Drive upgrade proposal and listen to your feedback on future access in the area. A formal presentation will not be given, so please feel free to drop in any time during the following sessions:
- Wednesday 19 June 2019, 5:30pm–8:30pm
- Saturday, 22 June 2019, 10am–1pm
At Kemps Creek Public School, 100 Cross Street, Kemps Creek, NSW, 2178
Feedback is invited until 5pm, Wednesday 10 July 2019 and can be submitted by phone, email or by post. Find our project contact information on this page.
We will continue to engage with the community in the coming months. A Community update has been delivered to residents and businesses along Elizabeth Drive. View the Community update
Site investigations will continue in the area as part of the ongoing development of the project.