Detailed design and construction phase

Including surveys, geotechnical & utilities identification in preparation for tender

Wakehurst Parkway is a state-owned arterial road running through Narrabeen, Oxford Falls, Frenchs Forest, and North Balgowlah and is a vital transport link for Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

While an important thoroughfare for our community, the areas surrounding Wakehurst Parkway have significant cultural heritage and environmental values associated with the adjoining bushland and riparian areas.

Both Northern Beaches Council and Transport for NSW have significant projects in development for Wakehurst Parkway, and are working together to improve the corridor.

Project update

The Wakehurst Parkway Flood Improvement project, combined with Transport for NSW (Transport) Safety and Capacity Upgrades, represents an investment of more than $100 million into the critical road network.

Council and Transport are working together to undertake these improvements in an efficient manner, with the goal of minimising inconvenience, lowering costs, and ensuring community and road user safety.

Read the fact sheet explaining how the interconnected projects will support the local community.

Where is the work and what's happening now?

Safety and capacity improvements (Transport for NSW)

Transport's 'Wakehurst Parkway Improvements Program' complements Council's flood improvement efforts by focusing on road safety and capacity enhancements.

Transport's project will upgrade sections of the Wakehurst Parkway between Frenchs Forest Road and Pittwater Road in North Narrabeen.

Transport prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and a Biodiversity Development Assessment Report (BDAR) for the proposal which were put on public exhibition, closing December 2023.

They are currently considering all comments received and will respond to feedback in a submissions report which is expected in the coming months.

View the Transport information on the Wakehurst Parkway Improvements – Frenchs Forest to Narrabeen webpage for details on the road and intersection upgrades planned for later this year.

For more information, contact: Transport for NSW 1800 684 490

How are the projects working together?

Council and Transport are working together to ensure that the projects in the Wakehurst Parkway corridor are completed efficiently and minimise disruptions to the community.

However, it is important to remember that Council's work is targeting the smaller more frequent road closures associated with our creeks and drainage. The more significant flood improvements that have been suggested as part of the historical community consultation phases (such as bridges, raising the road or widening) are a matter for the NSW Government who own and manage this roadway.

For more information on the project history click on the button the right hand side of the page.

Wakehurst Parkway and surrounds

Key explaining map colours below

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