'Scarcely entitled to that name': Parramatta to the Hawkesbury along the Windsor Road

The Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW (RTA) has announced its $420 million upgrade of the Windsor and Old Windsor Roads. The Windsor and Old Windsor Roads together trace the route of the second oldest road in Australia. Inevitably, the preservation of these historic qualities conflicts with development pressures in the area, giving the process of conservation planning for the roads a particular immediacy and interest. These two historic roads cross one of Sydney's fastest growing areas, the North West Growth Centre, earmarked by the New South Wales State Government for a new population the size of Canberra's to arrive over coming decades to help cope with the 1000 extra people coming to live in Sydney every week. As part of this huge development the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is upgrading both these roads to four-lane highways. Additionally, they are building a 2-lane dedicated bus route, along with a separate pedestrian and cycle path, linking Parramatta and Windsor. This represents over a billion dollars worth of construction that will utterly transform what has been until recently a semi-rural road.(a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214188.

  • Authors:
    • JOHNSON, S
  • Publication Date: 2005-11


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  • Accession Number: 01043169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2007 8:24AM