Information stalls, written updates to come

Transport for NSW will soon host pop-up stalls to provide information on plans for the duplication of Richmond Bridge.

Letterbox drops are due to take place to thousands of homes in the area and the public information stalls will also be established for residents to provide feedback on the bridge.

Duplication: The next stage in the planning of the duplication of Richmond Bridge is due to take place soon. Picture: Geoff Jones.

Duplication: The next stage in the planning of the duplication of Richmond Bridge is due to take place soon. Picture: Geoff Jones.

"There will be public information stalls, a written community update and options to submit feedback online or by email," a Transport for NSW spokesperson said in a statement.

There will be public information stalls, a written community update and options to submit feedback online or by email.

Transport for NSW spokesperson

"Transport for NSW is also continuing to engage with a community working group to identify potential routes for the Richmond Bridge duplication, and nearby traffic improvements, drawing on the local knowledge of key community stakeholders.

"All feedback received and the preliminary investigations being carried out will form part of a report, which is expected to be released next year alongside further community consultation."

Updates will be provided when the locations and details of the pop-up stalls are finalised.

Seven options are currently being considered and this stage of the process will be followed by an options analysis and route options report.

The government announced $200 million in funding for a third crossing of the Hawkesbury River between Richmond and North Richmond in this year's Budget.

A total of $5 million is due to be provided in the next financial year, with $10 million and $15 million provided in 2021/22 and 2022/23 respectively.

The main funding will start in the second half of 2023, with $70 million provided in 2023/24, $50 million in 2024/25 and $60 million in 2025/26.

Representatives have said discussions with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) revealed the bridge will be at a 1:20 year flood level, despite a community push for a 1:100 year level. An RMS spokesperson told the Gazette in July the agency was continuing to investigate options for the Richmond Bridge duplication, and no decisions had been made about the new bridge's height or location.