The Picton Bypass Petition Progress
Council, on behalf of its residents, has called on the NSW Government to commit to, fund and deliver a road bypass for Picton.
Why was a petition initiated?
- Reduce traffic chaos and accidents when the Victoria Bridge is closed in Picton
- Improve emergency access during disasters
- Provide a safe evacuation route during disasters from residents
- Reduce the expected traffic increase in Picton due to planned growth
- Provide an alternate route for heavy vehicles travelling through Picton
The NSW State Government has responded to Mr Nathaniel Smith’s MP, Member for Wollondilly petition for funding and delivery of a Picton Bypass. We have received a response from The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Roads.
Dear Ms Minnican,
I write in response to the petition lodged on 8 June by Mr Nathaniel Smith MP, Member for
Wollondilly, regarding the funding and delivery of a road to bypass Picton Town Centre.
Transport for NSW is currently investigating a future bypass of the Picton Town Centre
to ease congestion and provide an alternative route for freight and traffic by linking
Remembrance Driveway and Picton Road.
The project aims to improve safety, ease congestion and improve amenity in Picton Town
Centre. The project would also reduce the number of vehicles using Victoria Bridge and
provide an alternative route for evacuation during emergency events such as bushfire and
In December 2020, Transport for NSW consulted with the community on the preferred
corridor for the Picton Bypass. The consultation period ended in February 2021 and the
feedback provided will help Transport for NSW determine the preferred corridor.
The NSW Government has already provided $3 million to investigate potential options for a
future bypass of Picton and a further $14 million committed in 2021/22 to continue to plan
the duplication of Picton Road.
The preferred corridor would provide a new connection between Remembrance Driveway,
south of Wonga Road, and Picton Road, north-west of Maldon Bridge Road. Further design
work is underway and the community will continue to be kept updated as plans progress.
I trust this information is of assistance.
The Hon Andrew Constance MP, Minister for Transport and Roads
The Picton Bypass Petition closed 18 May 2021 and has been sent to the NSW Government for a response.
Total signatures: 6,465
Read the Bridge Closure at Prince Street highlights need for Picton Bypass media release.
Read the Petition launched calling for delivery of Picton bypass media release