Council has received funding under the NSW Government's Safer Roads Program to investigate and mitigate safety issues on William Street between Kingsgrove Road and Woolcott Street, Earlwood.

The Safer Roads Program targets road locations with high volumes of motor vehicle movements with a history of incidents /accidents and, was introduced as part of the State Government’s commitment to reduce accidents on local roads. The Safer Roads Program has proven to be effective in improving safety for all users by reducing the number of accidents on local roads.

The speed limit on William Street is 50km/h, however, traffic surveys indicated that approximately 50% of motorists travel above the speed limit. The crash data between July 2013 and June 2018 recorded 10 accidents on William Street.

The proposal

This investigation proposes a number of road upgrades and safety improvements for William Street between Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove and Woolcott Street, Earlwood which includes:

  • the installation of nine (9) raised thresholds on William Street between Kingsgrove Road and Woolcott Street - view design here;
  • the installation of a pedestrian refuge island on William Street at Hillside Avenue - view design here;
  • Relocating the mid-block traffic signals from east of Hilltop Street to the Alfred Street and William Street intersection, with the partial closure of Hilltop Street - view design here; and
  • the installation of a roundabout on William Street at Warburton Parade intersection - view design here.

These upgrades will require additional No Stopping zones in line with Australian Standards and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Technical Guidelines which will necessitate the loss of some parking on the roadway. Please see ‘Further Information William Street’ for more info.

Concept Plans


The feedback period for this community consultation for the William Street, Earlwood Road Safety Improvements is now open and Council will be accepting feedback and comments until 5pm, Wednesday 19 August, 2020.

Council is now seeking your feedback on this Safer Roads Proposal for Improvements on William Street between Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove and Woolcott Street, Earlwood. You can have your say on the proposal by:

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this proposal, please contact Council’s Senior Traffic Engineer Anoma Herath on 9707 5709 or a Engagement Officer on 9707 9602.

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