Garfield Road East and West upgrades - Planning underway

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 provided in the area and once fully developed, the area will be home to around 250,000 people.

The area surrounding Riverstone is an integral part of the North West Growth Area and the expected increase in population and development will mean significantly more traffic in the area.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has granted Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) funding for Roads and Maritime to undertake the planning
of Garfield Road East and West. This will support planning for the release of the Marsden Park North, West Schofileds and Riverstone East Precincts.

Upgrading the Garfield Road corridor is part of the North West Growth Centre Road Network Strategy long term works.

The overall Garfield Road corridor is 7.2 kilometres and has been split into three sections:, .

  • Garfield Road East corridor extends 3.2 kilometres between Piccadilly Street, Riverstone and Winsdor Road, Box Hill
  • Garfield Road central extending 800 metres between Piccadilly Street and Denmark Road, Riverstone
  • Garfield Road West corridor extending 3.2 kilometres between Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Denmark Road, Riverstone
    Roads and Maritime Services is planning for the future upgrade of Garfield Road East and Garfield Road West corridors to facilitate development of land surrounding the corridor.

Further planning for Garfield Road central is subject to funding availability and Roads and Maritime will carry out community consultation at that time.

Updates and announcements

Community information sessions

Roads and Maritime is seeking community feedback to help inform our future road plans in the North West Growth Area. We will host three community information sessions where you can ask the project teams questions and seek further information about proposed road upgrades. A formal presentation will not be given so please feel free to drop in any time at one of the following sessions:

  • Saturday 27 July 2019, Schofields Community Centre, 65 Railway Terrace, Schofields between 10am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 30 July 2019, Schofields Community Centre, 65 Railway Terrace, Schofields between 4pm and 7pm
  • Thursday 1 August 2019, Riverstone Sports Centre, 15 Hamilton Street, Riverstone between 4pm and 7pm.

If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions, you can contact us to discuss or arrange another time that is suitable to meet. To join the mailing list please contact the project team.

Please provide your comments by 16 August 2019.

Benefits of the upgrades

Benefits of the upgrades include:

  • Improving road capacity to meet future traffic growth
  • Supporting residential and employment growth
  • Improving freight productivity
  • Improving road safety
  • Improving connectivity between RichmondRoad and Windsor Road.


Key features of the upgrades include:

  • Upgrading the existing two lane road to a four lane divided road, with capacity to widen to six lanes in future, if required
  • Upgrading the flood resilience
  • Upgrading and realigning the existing road to improve road safety
  • Providing a new bridge over First Ponds Creek (Garfield Road East) and Eastern Creek (Garfield Road West)
  • Traffic signals would be installed at key intersections
  • Providing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Providing bus priority at the new intersections.

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