Major Projects

Local Roads Program

Smithfield Road

Smithfield Road upgrade 

Council’s hard work in securing $30 million for essential road upgrades is a win for thousands of drivers and commuters in Fairfield City, meaning more respite from time stuck in traffic and more time with families.

The proposed project upgrades the major intersections along Smithfield Road and includes:

  • Creating a 4-lane, 2-way carriageway along Smithfield Road, including widening to accommodate four (4) lanes;
  • Realignment of Richards Road and the Fairfield Showground entrance with new traffic signals;
  • Additional slip lanes for left turning traffic from Smithfield Road into King Road;
  • Installing peak period parking restrictions to facilitate the movement of traffic;
  • Right turns to and from Smithfield Road will be modified at Cherokee Avenue and Waverly Street.
  • No Right turns to and from Polding Street and Smithfield Road at Waverly Street will be permitted.

In April 2014, the Australian Government, in partnership with the New South Wales Government, announced a 10-year road investment program of more than $3.6 billion for Western Sydney.

The Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan involves major road and transport linkages that will capitalise on the economic gains from developing an airport at Badgerys Creek.

This program includes a $200 million funding package for upgrades to locally important roads.


Comment sought on closure and realignment of Richards Road

The proposed upgrade of Smithfield Road requires the closure and realignment of Richards Road. Richards Road will be re-aligned to directly connect to the Fairfield Showground entry/exit at Smithfield Road. This intersection will also be signalised to improve traffic flow and safety.

Richards Road will be closed at its intersection with Smithfield Road once the new road alignment has been constructed and is operational. 

A link to a copy of the concept plan showing the proposed closure of Richards Road is below.

Council is seeking comments and these can be emailed to (please quote the file number 16/20390) by close of business on 29 September 2017. For further information, please contact Fairfield City Council on 9725 0222.



Proposed closure of Richards Road concept plan