Townson-Burdekin Road upgrade

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

Access within the North West Growth Area (NWGA) is restricted by the Richmond Railway line, which runs through the area in a north-south corridor. Existing crossings of the railway line are limited, with only two grade separated crossings at Schofields Road and Westminster Bridge, and two level crossings at Garfield Road and Bandon Road.

To facilitate growth and development in the North West, people that will live and work in the area, or travel through it, will need new infrastructure. This includes providing safe access to key facilities, as well as access to the wider transport network.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has granted Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) funding for Roads and Maritime Services to carry out the planning and concept design of Townson-Burdekin road.

The proposal runs from the intersection of Richmond Road and Townson Road, Marsden Park to the roundabout intersection of Burdekin Road and Walker Street, Schofields.

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 comments by 16 August 2019

Benefits of the upgrades

Benefits of the upgrade would include:

  • improving road capacity to meet future traffic growth
  • supporting residential and employment growth
  • improving road safety
  • improving connectivity between Richmond Road and Windsor Road
  • encouraging active transport along the corridor.


Key features of the upgrade would include:

  • a four lane dual carriageway separated by a median, between Richmond Road, Marsden Parkand Walker Street, Quakers Hill
  • connection to new residential developments
  • three new traffic signals intersections at Victory Road, Veron Road, and a new road proposed in the West

Schofields Precinct Plan

  • a new bridge over the train line, south of Schofields Stationnew bridges over Eastern Creek and Bells Creek
  • a shared use path along the length of the road corridor connecting to nearby developments

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