Consultation has concluded


Council has been successful in gaining funding from the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program to address safety issues and concerns on Burwood Road in Belfield.

The Safer Roads Program targets roads with a history of accidents and was introduced as part of the State’s commitment to reducing accidents on local roads. The program has proven effective and (this funding) saves our community the costs of installing these devices in coming years.

Burwood Road is regional road with an urban speed limit of 50km/h and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) accident data for the July 2013 to June 2018 period, revealed twelve recorded accidents at this section of roadway.

This proposal

To improve the level of safety for all users of Burwood Road, Council is proposing to install a series of traffic calming devices that include:

  • A new roundabout at Bazentin Street;
  • A new roundabout at Bruce Avenue;
  • A new pedestrian refuge island at Blackwood Street;
  • A new pedestrian refuge island at Clarence Street; and
  • A new painting median island at Downes Street.

Also included will be the installation of four raised asphalt speed hump devices which will be located in front of the following properties:

  • 38-40; 31 – 35 Burwood Road;
  • 68-70; 59 Burwood Road;
  • 106; 97 Burwood Road; and
  • Downes Street between No. 21-23 and 25-29 Burwood Road.

Line marking and traffic signage on Burwood Road, Bazentin Street, Bruce Avenue, Blackwood Street, Clarence Street and Downes Street will upgraded to reflect these new safety devices.

All devices will be designed to Australian Standards and RMS Technical Guidelines and subsequently, kerbside parking on roadways will be impacted.

How to have your say

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. Submissions are now closed. All feedback and comments received will be reviewed and considered by Council.