Taren Point Road

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Taren Point Road (southbound) looking towards Taren Point.

Taren Point Road is a major road found in Taren Point and Caringbah, New South Wales, Australia.

Taren Point Road starts from Captain Cook Bridge, Taren Point and continues to Gardere Street, Caringbah. Traffic travelling north heads towards Sans Souci, and onwards to the city. Traffic travelling south heads towards Miranda or Cronulla. Taren Point Road begins and ends within the Sutherland Shire local government area.

Taren Point Road is three lanes in both directions. There are five traffic light intersections along the road. State Transit routes 477 and 478 use Taren Point Road. According to a newspaper report in February 2015, there are a total of 56,000 vehicular movements on Taren Point Road every day[1] and the road delivers and accepts an estimated 30,600 vehicles from the Captain Cook Bridge.[2]

Due to busy traffic during the peak periods, when speeds could be as low as 33km/h, upgrades were made on Taren Point Road at key pinchpoints in 2014.[3] Further road changes were announced in 2018, along with extended clearways, in further attempts to reduce congestion.[4]

Taren Point Road would be a joining section of a long proposed extension of the Princes Motorway to extend closer to the City.[5]



  1. ^ "Facelift for shire entrance". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. 10 February 2015. p. 2. Taren Point Road has 56,000 vehicular movements a day.
  2. ^ Trembath, Murray (5 June 2015). "Captain Cook Bridge anniversary a reminder of unfinished work". The Leader. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Taren Point to Caringbah - Taren Point Road - Pinch Point Program". Roads and Maritime Services. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  4. ^ Trembath, Murray (27 September 2018). "New and extended clearways on Taren Point Road to start on October 22". The Leader. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.ozroads.com.au/NSW/Freeways/F6/construction.htm

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