Matildas match, Defqon event leads to warning of busy roads

Super Saturday: Defqon. 1 returns to Penrith on Saturday, September 16, the same day as the Matildas V Brazil match at Pepper Stadium.

Super Saturday: Defqon. 1 returns to Penrith on Saturday, September 16, the same day as the Matildas V Brazil match at Pepper Stadium.

Local motorists have been warned of heavy traffic conditions as two major events come to the city on Saturday.

The highly anticipated Matildas versus Brazil match will take place from 3pm on Saturday, September 16, with a sell-out crowd set to pack Pepper Stadium.

Also on Saturday is the Defqon music festival taking place from 10.30am to 11pm at Sydney International Regatta Centre, which is expected to attract thousands of people to Castlereagh.

Live Traffic NSW issued a warning to motorists to expect delays around the area ahead of the event.

“Roads approaching Penrith will be busy from midday as crowds travel to the regatta centre,” a statement said.

“Motorists should expect delays and allow additional travel time on the Great Western Highway, Northern Road, the M4 and Castlereagh Road.”

There will be no pedestrian access on Old Castlereagh Road to the festival, and no vehicle access directly at the festival site entrance.

“Any vehicles needing to drop off or pick up passengers need to do so at the southern side of Penrith station,” the statement said.

More information will be available on the day from Live Traffic NSW. 

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