Intersection improvements at Parker Street and Derby Street, Kingswood

Roads and Maritime Services is improving road safety and easing congestion at the intersection of Parker Street and Derby Street.

Updates and announcements

In February 2016, Roads and Maritime published a Community Consultation Report (PDF, 615Kb) which summarises the comments, responses and details of consultation carried out in November 2015. A project update (PDF, 330Kb) announcing the outcome of consultation was distributed to the community and stakeholders in March 2016.

Project background

The NSW Government is funding this $900,000 project as part of its $246 million Pinch Point Program, which aims to reduce traffic delays, manage congestion and maintain travel times on Sydney’s major roads, particularly during peak periods.  The intersection of Parker Street and Derby Street in Kingswood has been identified as a pinch point.


The key benefits to the community include:

  • Improved traffic flows along Parker Street and Derby Street
  • Reduced congestion and improved travel times
  • Improved road safety.

Key features

The work to improve intersection efficiency will include the following:

  • Extending the northbound and southbound right turn bays on Parker Street
  • Removing concrete in the centre median where the right turn bay is extended on the southern side of the intersection
  • Removing up to 11 native shrubs where the right turn bay is extended on the northern side of the intersection
  • Adjusting the kerb line in the centre median where the right turn bays are extended
  • Installing CCTV to monitor traffic
  • Adjusting traffic light phasing
  • Removing and replacing asphalting and line marking.

Community engagement

Community updates were distributed in November 2015 inviting the community to ‘Have Your Say’.  We received comments from nine people. A copy of the Community consultation report and community update  announcing the outcomes of the consultation were published in March 2016.

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