The North West Transitway bus network is an important infrastructure element in the development of Sydney’s north-western and south-western sectors. It comprises bus lanes on existing roads and new bus-only roadways. The 17 kilometres link from Parramatta to Rouse Hill and 7 kilometres link between Blacktown and Parklea, comprised the second stage of the overall Transitway project.
Jackson Teece was the urban design consultant to Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd in this winning tender to the RTA for the design, construction and maintenance contract for this stage of the North West Transitway. The project comprised 14 kilometres of new, dedicated bus lanes adjacent to arterial roads; 7 kilometres of new, separate bus-only roads; 2 main tunnels at the Burns Interchange; 10 new bridges; 2 underpasses; 27 T-way stations and 20 kilometres of new, off-road cycleway.
As the Urban Designers of the project, Jackson Teece was involved throughout the concept, detail design and construction stages, liaising with all design consultants and the construction team. Our role included options assessment; the integration into the context of the 2 main tunnel structures; the design of the 27 T-way station precincts, noise walls, pedestrian and vehicular bridges, transitway-associated road furniture; and development concepts for residual lands. Our role also included an active role in community consultation.
Our work was highly commended by the RTA Urban Design team for a high-quality overall design outcome within a tight urban corridor, and successfully achieved RTA objectives for the project in terms of design targets.