Status Updates - February 2020

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Greater Sydney Service and Infrastructure Plan (0-10 years)

InitiativeCurrent StateStatus
Expansion of Travel Choices ProgramThis is an ongoing program that to date has worked with over 850 businesses and organisations across Sydney.
It has contributed to a significant decrease in vehicles entering the CBD and an increase in public transport trips during the morning peak.
Program site
In progress
Point to Point Assistance PackageAll 1,258 applications for additional assistance have now been determined.
Program site
Complete
Road Classification ReviewA key next step will be the establishment of an independent panel to oversee the review.In progress
Trial of on-demand bus services on selected local bus routesSince the pilot services commenced in October 2017, 22 pilots have been rolled out across Sydney and regional NSW, delivering more than 645,000 customer journeys.
Project site
In progress
Sydney Growth Trains (part of the More Trains, More Services program)All 24 trains of the initial Waratah Series 2 fleet are now in passenger service.
In February 2019, the NSW Government announced the procurement of an additional 17 Waratah Series 2 trains bringing the total of new Waratah Series 2 trains to 41.
In progress
Introduction of higher frequency public transport services on selected corridorsSydney Metro North West opened in May 2019.
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The More Trains, More Services program has introduced 1,500 additional weekly services across the rail network since 2017.
Project site
In progress
Cycling and pedestrian infrastructureCycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
Investigation into walking infrastructure has commenced.
In progress
Council Partnership Program to improve local walking and cycling connectionsCouncils are eligible to apply for funding under the Walking and Cycling Program.
Program site
All place plans are being co-designed with councils and are considering walking and cycling connections.
In progress
Bus Priority Infrastructure ProgramThis is an ongoing ten year program with multiple projects underway.
Program site
In progress
New and replacement busesThe 2019/2020 financial year Major Bus order for the State Transit Authority has been placed.In progress
Transport Access Program (Improve access to train stations and ferry wharves)This is an ongoing program with multiple projects in the planning and delivery stages.
The 2019 State Budget allocated an additional $885 million over four years to upgrade additional ferry wharves and 68 train stations.
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In progress
Public transport passenger service improvementsInfrastructure upgrades (including passenger information, CCTV and platform upgrades) have commenced.
Procurement for buses in metro and outer metro areas now includes improved customer information and CCTV.
In progress
Pinch Point ProgramThis is on track for completion in June 2021, with 212 existing projects and initiatives and a further 60 projects underway.
Project site
In progress
Safer Roads ProgramThis is an ongoing program of road safety infrastructure projects.
$373 million is being invested over four years to improve road safety, including continuing investment under the Road Safety Plan 2021
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In progress
New Intercity FleetThe first trains arrived in Australia in December 2019 and remaining trains will arrive progressively from early 2020.
All trains will undergo rigorous testing before entering passenger service.
Enabling and maintenance facility works are underway.
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In progress
Identification and protection of corridors for future transport linksConsultation on four corridors was held in 2018.
Review and assessment of more than 6,000 submissions is progressing.
Project site
In progress
Greater Sydney Parking GuidelineThese are currently being considered as part of strategic approach for access to centres and interchanges.In progress
Implementation of the Movement and Place FrameworkTransport for NSW and the Government Architect NSW are working collaboratively to develop a movement and place framework.
A draft practitioners' toolkit is currently under development.
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In progress
Road Space Allocation PolicyPolicy development is underway to support the efficient movement of people and goods along corridors.In progress
Last Mile Freight PolicyThe Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023, which was released in September 2018, considers last mile freight issues.
A Last Mile Freight Innovation Challenge was launched in May 2019 with successful entrants expected to commence trials in December 2020.
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In progress
Innovative walking and cycling initiativesAn active transport to schools program is currently being developed.
A safety initiative was launched in July 2018 which allows children under 16 to ride on the footpath.
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In progress
Road network planning and safety development strategiesActions were included in the Road Safety Plan, which was released in February 2018.In progress
Integrated active transport policies to support long-term integrated transport and land use planningCouncils are eligible to apply for funding under the Walking and Cycling Program.
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All place plans are being co-designed with councils and consider walking and cycling connections.
In progress
Policy and regulation for Assisted Mobility Devices (AMDs)Work is underway to develop a policy and regulatory framework to manage the safe introduction and promotion of Assisted Mobility Devices.In progress
Policy and regulation for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)The Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Plan was released in January 2019.
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Policy and regulatory issues are also being considered through a number of CAV trials to be delivered in partnership with industry, researchers, local councils and businesses.
Project site
In progress
Initiatives to further incentivise more customers to travel in off-peak periodsThe Travel Choices Program aims to encourage customer behavioural change, including choosing to travel outside the peaks.
Program site
In progress
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) implementationThe MaaS Innovation Challenge launched in June 2018 and
five pilots are underway.
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MaaS data-sharing specification has been developed and is available on the Project site.
In progress
Trial of artificial intelligence applicationsTransport for NSW is investigating how data science, supported by applications such as artificial intelligence, can improve customer experience and create an intelligent transport network.
Project site
In progress
Implementation of the Bus Head Start ProgramBeing delivered under the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program.In progress
Service changes to connect to new train linesBus network enhancement projects are ongoing and include the Government’s Growth Services Program, which provides funding for new or additional services across the bus network, to improve connections with the rail network.In progress
New services on key routesSydney Metro North West opened in May 2019.
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From April 2019 enhanced service frequency provided from Chatswood into Eastern Harbour CBD.
The More Trains, More Services program has introduced 1,500 additional weekly services across the rail network since 2017.
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In progress
Metropolitan Interchange ProgramProgram currently in planning phase.In progress
Higher frequency public transport servicesSydney Metro North West opened in May 2019.
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From April 2019 enhanced service frequency provided from Chatswood into Eastern Harbour CBD.
The More Trains, More Services program has introduced 1,500 additional weekly services across the rail network since 2017.
Project site
In progress
Trial of on-demand ferry services on Sydney HarbourIn October 2019, the Bays Precinct on-demand ferry trial commenced.
Project site
In progress
Centres and Placemaking Enhancement PackagePlace-based transport strategies for Liverpool, Penrith and South-East Sydney are being prepared to support local activity and improve walking and cycling.In progress
Cycling improvements around metropolitan and strategic centres and on the Principal Bicycle NetworkConsultation underway with stakeholders to develop the Principal Bicycle Network.In progress
Walking improvements around metropolitan and strategic centresCouncils are eligible to apply for funding under the Walking and Cycling Program.
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All place plans are being co-designed with councils and consider walking and cycling connections.
In progress
Bus priority access program for centresAn ongoing 10 year program with multiple projects underway.
Program site
In progress
Precinct Improvement ProgramActive Transport is being considered in the development of a strategic approach for accessing centres and interchanges.In progress
More Trains, More Services programStage 1 (Metro Integration Service Adjustment) was delivered in April 2019
Transport for NSW is now seeking feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for upgrade works on theT4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South and the South Coast lines.
Project site
In progress
Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charge pointsEV charging program is recommended in the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan.
$5 million has been committed to co-deliver EV charging points with industry and local government.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan
In progress
Bus priority infrastructure to support new servicesOngoing 10 year program with multiple projects underway.
Program site
In progress
Investment in Smart RoadsThe M4 Smart Motorway Project is being delivered in stages and scheduled for completion in 2020.
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In progress
'Pedestrian Safe System' ProgramMultiple pedestrian safety initiatives are being delivered under the Road Safety Plan 2021.In progress
Expanded 40km/h High Pedestrian Activity Area ProgramExpansion includes areas around Ultimo, Barangaroo, Dawes Point, Millers Point and the Eastern Harbour CBD.
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Complete
Sydney Metro NorthwestSydney Metro Northwest opened in May 2019.Complete
Sydney Metro City & SouthwestEarly works are underway on the Chatswood to Sydenham rail line.
Planning approval was received in December 2018 to upgrade the T3 Line between Sydenham and Bankstown.
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In progress
Northern Beaches B-LineB-Line has been operational since November 2017 and all critical works were completed on schedule by December 2018.
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Complete
CBD & South East Light RailCBD & South East Light Rail Stage 1 between Circular Quay and Randwick via Central Station opened in December 2019.
Stage 2 between Circular Quay and Juniors Kingsford via Central Station is scheduled to open in March 2020.
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In progress
Northern Beaches Hospital road upgradeExcavation and construction are underway for Warringah Road underpass and bridges, Hilmer Street Bridge, Forest Way and Wakehurst Parkway.
Project site
In progress
Sydney Airport road upgradesSydney Airport West, Marsh Street widening, and Sydney Airport East, Wentworth Avenue are open to traffic.
Sydney Airport North, O'Riordan Street is under construction.
Project site
In progress
Priority Cycleway links in inner SydneyConsultation is underway with stakeholders to develop a Principal Bicycle Network.
Cycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
In progress
Macquarie Park Interchange and precinct improvementsCurrently in the concept design phase, which is planned for completion in early 2020.
 
In progress
Ferry Fleet Replacement Program, including upgraded services on Parramatta River ferriesTransdev has been awarded the contract to continue the operation of Sydney Ferry services for the next nine years.
At least ten new Parramatta River Class ferries will be ordered to provide additional capacity.
In progress
Parramatta Road public transport improvementsShort term works to improve bus and traffic reliability along the Burwood to Haberfield section of Parramatta Road are being finalised.
Project site
Other improvements are being considered as part of integrated network planning.
In progress
Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches LinkEnvironmental Impact Statement for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway upgrade released for consultation in November 2019.
The Proposed Reference Design for the Beaches Link released in November 2019.
Project site
In progress
F6 Extension Stage 1 WestConnex to President Ave, KogarahStage 1 received planning approval in December 2019.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2022 and the road open to motorists by the end of 2025.
Project site
In progress
F6 Extension - Kogarah to LoftusNot commenced.Not commenced
Harbour CBD to Green Square mass transit linkNot commenced.
Improvements being considered as part of integrated network planning.
Not commenced
Green Square to La Perouse rapid bus linkNot commenced.
Improvements being considered as part of integrated network planning.
Not commenced
Eastern Suburbs to Inner West rapid bus linksNot commenced.
Improvements being considered as part of integrated network planning.
Not commenced
Improved bus services between Northern Beaches and ChatswoodAdditional route E60 services are being introduced in 2020 as part of 2019-20 Growth Services Program.In progress
Inner Sydney Regional Bike Network within 10km of the Harbour CBDConsultation is underway with stakeholders to develop a Principal Bicycle Network.
Cycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
In progress
East-west public transport connection from Mona Vale to Macquarie ParkDelivery date for new services on corridor to be determined.In progress
Sutherland to Cronulla Active Transport LinkStage 1 is under construction and is scheduled for operation by early 2020.
Stage 2 is in the planning phase.
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In progress
Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Stage 2Being delivered under Stage 4 of the More Trains More Services to enable identification and delivery of joint freight and passenger benefits.
Project site
In progress
Heathcote Road improvementsHeathcote Road Intersection improvement at Heathcote Road and Princes Hwy and Heathcote Road are open to traffic.
Other upgrades are in progress.
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In progress
Additional cruise ship capacityThe Port Authority is investigating options for additional cruise capacity at two potential sites in Port Botany.In progress
Foreshore Road upgradePrecinct Planning will be considered in conjunction with a broader range of development that is currently being planned within the area.
Scope and extent of State and federally funded work from Port Botany to Mascot Airport is under investigation.
In progress
Duplication of Port Botany freight rail lineIn planning stage and being considered in line with Sydney Gateway project.
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In progress
WestConnexStage 1B (new M4 tunnels) opened to traffic in July 2019.
Stage 2 (New M5) is due to open in 2020.
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In progress
NorthConnexIt is expected to open to traffic in 2020.
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In progress
Victoria Road public transport improvementsShort term improvements are under development.
Other improvements being considered as part of integrated network planning.
In progress
Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1Detailed design, enabling works and site investigations across the alignment are in progress.
Construction is scheduled to finish in march 2022.
Construction scheduled to finish in March 2022.
Project site
In progress
Priority cycleway links in the Central River CityConsultation is underway with stakeholders to develop a Principal Bicycle Network.
Cycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
In progress
Sydney Metro WestStrategic station options finalised after consultation on Pyrmont and Rydalmere stations  in late 2019.
Construction work expected to commence in 2020.
In progress
Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2In planning phase.
Project site
In progress
Parramatta to Bankstown to Hurstville/Kogarah rapid bus linkThis is being considered as part of integrated network planning.In progress
Improved bus services between north of Parramatta and centres to the south of ParramattaThis is part of an ongoing regular network development.In progress
Parramatta inner ring road (improvements to existing surface roads)Not commenced.Not commenced
T-Way to T-Way linkThis is being considered as part of integrated network planning.In progress
Safe cycleway network within 10km of ParramattaConsultation is underway with stakeholders to develop a Principal Bicycle Network.
Cycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
In progress
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, including the new M12Two Northern Road and Bringelly Road projects are open to traffic and another six are in construction.
Werrington Arterial Road and Glenbrook intersection is open to traffic.
M12 is in planning stage.
Local Road package is progressing.
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In progress
Priority Cycleway links in the Western Parkland CityConsultation is underway with stakeholders to develop a Principal Bicycle Network.
Cycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
In progress
M4 Smart MotorwayThe M4 Smart Motorway Project is being delivered in stages and scheduled for completion in 2020.
Project site
In progress
Western Sydney Growth Roads ProgramOngoing program with multiple projects, mostly in the construction stage.In progress
Access to Moorebank Intermodal TerminalDevelopment work is underway.In progress
North-south rail link in Western Parkland City: St Marys – WSA-Badgerys Creek AerotropolisTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
North-south rail link in Western Parkland City: Cudgegong Rd - St MarysTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
North-south rail link in Western Parkland City: WSA-Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis – Campbelltown-MacarthurTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
Leppington to WSA-Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis rail linkTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
Improved services on the Richmond LineIn planning stage as part of More Trains More Services Stage 4.In progress
WSA-Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis-Parramatta rail linkTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
Infrastructure to support rapid bus connections and improved bus connections between WSA-Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis and Penrith, Liverpool, Blacktown and Campbelltown-MacarthurTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
Western Parkland City bus interchangeTransport links to connect the emerging Western Parkland Sydney and new Western Sydney Airport are being investigated as part of the planning process and through broader integrated network planning.In progress
WSA-Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis CAV zoneNot commenced.Not commenced
Western Sydney Fuel PipelineA multi-agency approach is being developed.In progress
Southern Sydney Freight Line improvementsWork is being delivered by The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). 
Pending planning approval, construction is expected to start in 2020.
In progress
Upgrade to Blue Mountains LineBlue Mountains Route Clearance Work is progressing.In progress
Picton Road Safety ImprovementsInstalled new median safety barriers, widened centre lines and Audio Tactile Line Marking (ATLM).
Additional road safety improvements are in the planning stage.
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In progress
Appin Road UpgradeCommenced investigation of options to improve safety, widening and intersections improvements, including the provision of additional capacity, Audio Tactile Line Marking (ATLM), a widened centreline treatment, and/or median barriers where appropriate.
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In progress
Bells Line of Road Corridor UpgradeWorks have commenced to replace Clarence Road rail bridge on Chifley Road with a new bridge. Initial works to upgrade Chifley Road at Scenic Hill are currently underway.
Project site
In progress
Sydney-Canberra Faster Rail (now ‘Fast Rail’) ImprovementLand use analysis, demand modelling and economic analysis currently underway for the Southern Inland Route from Sydney to Canberra via Goulburn.
Project site
In progress
Sydney-Central Coast-Newcastle Faster Rail
(now ‘Fast Rail’) Improvement
In 2019, $295 million was allocated over four years to investigate potential routes for a fast rail network. Stakeholder engagement on the Northern Route from Sydney to Newcastle via the Central Coast and activities including options development and assessment, and economic analysis are underway.
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In progress
Sydney-Wollongong Faster Rail (now ‘Fast Rail’) ImprovementActivities to investigate Southern Coastal Route including Wollongong and Nowra are being planned.
Project site
In progress
Improved bus connections between South West Sydney and IllawarraBeing considered as part of integrated network planning.Not commenced
Passenger train improvements to support growth at WiltonOptions to serve growth in the Wilton Growth Precinct are being considered as part of the Fast Rail project.
Project site
In progress

Regional Service and Infrastructure Plan (0-10 years)

InitiativeCurrent StateStatus
Road Classification ReviewKey next step will be the establishment of an independent panel to oversee the review.In progress
NSW Boating Now Program210 projects have been delivered and 58 projects are underway through partnerships with local councils and other organisations.
Program site
In progress
Regional Rail Fleet ProjectProcurement is underway for new trains to replace the ageing NSW regional rail fleet.
Detailed service planning activities commenced in July 2019.
Project site
In progress
Safer Roads ProgramOngoing program of road safety infrastructure projects, with 180 projects delivered in 2018-19, worth over $70 million.
Program site
In progress
Saving Lives on Country Roads ProgramAn ongoing program to reduce serious injuries and fatalities by addressing high risk curves and fatigue.
Program site
In progress
Local Government Road Safety ProgramOngoing program in partnership with local government.
Program site
In progress
Road Freight Safety and ProductivityThe NSW Heavy Vehicle Access Policy Framework was published in September 2018.In progress
Regional Road Freight Corridor FundNot commenced.Not commenced
Bridges for the Bush ProgramAn ongoing program to replace and upgrade bridges in regional NSW.
Program site
In progress
Fixing Country Rail ProgramThe program has delivered five out of the ten pilot projects to upgrade parts of the regional rail network.
Program site
In progress
Fixing Country RoadsOf the 244 projects to repair and upgrade local and regional roads, 98 have been completed.
Program site
In progress
Transport Access ProgramAn ongoing program with multiple projects in the planning and delivery stage.
2019 State Budget allocated an additional $885 million over four years to upgrade 68 stations.
Program site
In progress
Heavy vehicle rest areasA review of the Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Strategy is being completed.
 
In progress
Transport corridor planningAn ongoing program to develop plans for strategically significant corridors across regional NSW.In progress
Regional Passenger Transport Strategic Framework and Delivery ModelNot commenced.Not commenced
Hub and Spoke ModelCommenced Regional Transport Plans for Illawarra-Shoalhaven, Central Coast and Central West.
Completed Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan.
In progress
Increase availability of regional slots at Sydney’s airports during peak hoursWestern Sydney Airport is planned to open in late 2026 and will significantly increase capacity from regional destinations.In progress
Demand responsive transport servicesEleven Rural and Regional On-Demand pilot programs are operational.
Patronage continues to grow with more than 52,000 passenger trips delivered to date across the pilots to end August 2019.
Project site
In progress
Country Passenger Infrastructure Grants Scheme2019-20 scheme underway to provide subsidies to support the construction or upgrade of bus stops across country NSW.
Project site
In progress
First Stop TransportFirst Stop Transport resource available to help customers plan and access transport and locate information.Complete
Data collection improvements for regional NSWCurrently securing access to ongoing NSW wide telecommunications data to analyse regional transport patterns and inform planning.In progress
Regional Airports ProgramThe NSW Government has committed $70 million under the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund for upgrades to 27 regional airports.
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Complete
Nelson Bay Road improvements – Fern Bay to Williamtown$275 million has been allocated to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road including duplicating the road from Williamtown to Bobs Farm and early work to upgrade intersections at Lemon Tree Passage Road and Medowie Road.
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In progress
Newcastle Cruise TerminalNot commenced.Not commenced
Cormorant Road, Industrial Drive to Stockton Bridge (State and Federally Funded)Completed in June 2018.
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Complete
Hunter Pinch PointsThe Pinch Point Program reduces traffic delays, manages congestion and improves travel times on Hunter's major roads, particularly during weekday peak periods.
Hunter Region traffic improvements.
In progress
New England Highway, Scone Bypass (State and Federally Funded)Construction has started and work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Project site
In progress
New England Highway, Gowrie Gates, Widen Rail UnderpassThis project was opened to traffic in July 2019.
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Complete
New England Highway, Belford to Golden Highway UpgradeThe concept design has been refined and improved in response to community feedback, which was received during the environmental assessment display.
Project site
In progress
Newcastle Inner City Bypass, Rankin Park to JesmondConstruction of a shared path bridge over Newcastle Road at Jesmond commenced in November 2019, ahead of construction of the bypass.
Project site
In progress
New England Highway, Muswellbrook Bypass (Planning)The preferred option for the proposed bypass will be displayed for community feedback in early 2020.
Construction is expected to start in 2022, subject to project approval.
Project site
In progress
New England Highway, Singleton Bypass (Planning)Survey and geotechnical investigations have been completed.
It is now in the concept design and environmental assessment phase.
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In progress
M1, Hexham, Raymond Terrace upgradesCurrently in the planning stage.
Project site
In progress
Newcastle Light RailConstruction was completed in November 2018 and services commenced in February 2019.
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Complete
Lower Hunter Freight Corridor ProtectionWork is underway to preserve the Lower Hunter Freight Corridor to enable a dedicated freight rail line to be constructed between Fassifern and Hexham.
Project site
In progress
Golden Highway Safety and Productivity Works (State and Federally Funded)Work commenced in March 2019 on the Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill projects.
Other related projects are in the design or planning stage.
Project site
In progress
Pacific Motorway Widening and Reconstruction, Wyong Road to Doyalson Link Road (State and Federally Funded)Work is underway to widen the motorway to provide three lanes in each direction and rebuild the roadway to provide a smoother and more durable surface.
It is expected to be completed in 2020.
Project site
In progress
Pacific Motorway Widening, Kariong Interchange to Somersby Interchange (State and Federally Funded)Work is underway to widen the motorway and upgrade three of the four ramps at the Kariong interchange.
It is expected to be completed in 2020.
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In progress
Pacific Highway, Ourimbah Street to Glen RoadCompleted in November 2018.
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Complete
Wyong Road, Mingara Drive to Tumbi Road UpgradeCompleted in November 2017.
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Complete
Manns Road, Central Coast Highway to Narara Creek Road (Planning)Community consultation undertaken and submissions reports completed in October 2019.
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In progress
Warnervale Link Road, Albert Warner Drive to Pacific Highway (Planning)Feasibility investigations and community consultation have been undertaken.In progress
Pacific Highway, Parsons Road to Ourimbah Street (Planning)Major work commenced in February 2019 to duplicate the Pacific Highway between Ourimbah Street and Parsons Road at Lisarow.In progress
Pacific Highway and Manns Road, Narara Creek Road to Parsons Road (Planning)Community consultation undertaken and submissions reports completed in October 2019.
Project site
In progress
Pacific Highway, Wyong Town Centre (Planning)This is in the planning and pre-construction phase.In progress
Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street Intersection UpgradeWork has commenced on upgrading the intersection of Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street.In progress
Kangy Angy Train Maintenance Facility for New Intercity FleetConstruction of the new maintenance facility is underway.In progress
Albion Park Rail Bypass (Planning and Preconstruction)Work has commenced on building an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail.In progress
Nowra Bridge over Shoalhaven River (Planning) (State and Federally Funded) subject to final business case and Federal fundingA new four lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River, upgraded intersections and additional lanes on the Princes Highway are in the planning stage.
The Environmental Assessment and Concept Designs were exhibited in August and September 2018.
In progress
Princes Motorway Improvements, Bulli Tops to Picton Road (Planning) (State and Federally Funded)Upgrades to the M1 Princes Motorway between Picton Road and Bulli Tops are in planning stage.
Detailed design work for stage one improvements was completed in April 2019.
In progress
Berry to Bomaderry UpgradeMajor work commenced in September 2018 and is scheduled for completion in 2022.In progress
Princes Motorway, Interchange at Base of Mount Ousley (Planning)The project has received planning approval.
The next stage is to prepare the detailed design for the project.
In progress
Burrill Lake Bridge ReplacementCompleted in March 2018.Complete
MR92 Nerriga Road improvementsWork has commenced on upgrading four sections of the road
Stage 1 and 2 are completed.
The full project is expected to be completed by December 2020.
In progress
Bruxner Highway, Replacement Bridge over Clarence RiverWork is underway for a new Tabulam Bridge over the Clarence River.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2020.
In progress
Woolgoolga to Ballina (State and Federally Funded)Upgrades to provide 155 kilometres of safer, four-lane divided road are under construction and due for completion in 2020.
Project site
In progress
Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads (State and Federally Funded)This is completed and was opened to traffic between December 2017 and June 2018.Complete
Summerland Way, Additional Clarence River Crossing (Grafton Bridge)Work is underway to build an additional bridge in Grafton, as well as upgrade parts of the road network in Grafton and South Grafton.In progress
Coffs Harbour Bypass (Subject to final business case & Federal funding)Consultation on the environmental impact  was conducted in September/October 2019.
Project site
In progress
Oxley Highway Safety and Realignment Works (Multi-region)Work has commenced and is expected to be completed by December 2020.
 
In progress
Batemans Bay Bridge (planning)Work has commenced and is expected to be completed in early 2023.In progress
Kosciuszko Road Overtaking Lanes and Safety ImprovementsWork commenced in December 2018.
Project site
In progress
Barton Highway Improvements (State and Federally Funded)Work has commenced to upgrade the Barton Highway The work has been split into four packages.
Project site
In progress
Queanbeyan Bypass (Ellerton Drive Extension) (State, Federal and Local Government Funded)Construction has commenced with the new road expected to be open in mid-2020.In progress
Eden cruise facilities developmentTenders to operate and manage the cruise facility are being assessed.In progress
Monaro Highway Overtaking Lanes and Safety ImprovementsCompleted.Complete
Kings Highway, Replacement Clyde River BridgeEarly work was completed in mid-April 2019.
Upcoming activities include ongoing site investigations, utility relocations and further improvements to the design to reduce environmental impacts of the new bridge.
In progress
Main Road 54 (Goulburn to Bathurst) Initial SealingCompleted in April 2018.Complete
Dignams Creek RealignmentCompleted in April 2019.Complete
Hume Highway Heavy Duty Pavement (State and Federally Funded)Early works commenced in June 2019.In progress
Gocup Road UpgradeCompleted in June 2019.Complete
Newell Highway, West Wyalong Heavy Vehicle Bypass
Completed in July 2018.
Complete
Newell Highway Overtaking Lanes (Multi-region)The NSW Government and industry partners are delivering at least 30 additional overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway over 4 years.
Program site
In progress
Cobb Highway, New Bridge at Echuca – MoamaThe Draft Corridor Plan has been completed and prioritisation of challenges is underway.In progress
Cobb Highway Seal ExtensionAll remaining unsealed sections of the Cobb and Silver City Highways are now in planning or construction.
Project site
In progress
Junee North TriangleData on traffic volumes, queue length and travel times at key sites along the Princes Highway were collected in June 2019.
Next steps  include conducting analysis, planning and other preparatory work.
In progress
Narrandera – Tocumwal Railway ReactivationData on traffic volumes, queue length and travel times at key sites along the Princes Highway were collected in June 2019.
Next steps  include conducting analysis, planning and other preparatory work.
In progress
Inland Rail (Federally Funded)Work to deliver an Inland Rail between Melbourne to Brisbane is being led by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).In progress
Newell Highway, Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla Heavy Duty Pavement (State and Federally Funded)Works commenced in November 2018 and included major work on 18 kilometres of new road pavement, 3.5 metre wide lanes in each direction, intersection improvements, widening of road shoulders and the provision of two new overtaking lanes.In progress
New England Highway, Bolivia Hill Upgrade (State,and Federally Funded)Work has commenced, including widening sections of the highway.
 
In progress
Oxley Highway, Gunnedah Bridge over RailWork has commenced and expected to be completed by mid-2021.In progress
Newell Highway Heavy Vehicle Pavement Upgrades – Narrabri-Moree, North of Moree (Planning)A review of environmental factors has been completed to asses new road pavement, intersection improvements and widening of road shoulders along the Newell Highway, north of Moree.In progress
Barraba Branch LineNot commenced.Not commenced
Tamworth Rail Freight CentreNot commenced.Not commenced
Mitchell Highway, Guanna Hill RealignmentCompleted October 2018.
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Complete
Newell Highway, Improvements through Coonabarabran (Planning)Currently in the planning stage.
Project site
In progress
Newell Highway, Trewilga RealignmentCompleted in 2018.Complete
Newell Highway, Parkes Bypass (Planning)Currently in the planning stage.
Project site
In progress
Newell Highway, New Dubbo Bridge (Planning)Currently in the planning stage.
Consultation is being undertaken with local council on design.
Project site
In progress
New Intercity Fleet (Multi-region)The first trains arrived in Australia in December 2019 and remaining trains will arrive progressively from early 2020.
All trains will undergo rigorous testing before entering passenger service.
Enabling and maintenance facility works are underway.
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In progress
Oxley Highway Safety and Realignment Works (Multi-region)Council is delivering the work and it is anticipated to be completed by December 2020.In progress
Regional Rail Maintenance Facility (Dubbo subject to planning approval)Site survey and geotechnical activities commenced in July 2019.
Project site
In progress
Upgrades to Main West LineStage 1 of the upgrade between Orange and the Blue Mountains for freight and passengers is complete.In progress
Main Road 54 (Goulburn to Bathurst) Initial SealingCompleted April 2018.
Media Release
 
Complete
Regional Transport PlansCommenced Regional Plans for Illawarra-Shoalhaven, Central Coast and Central West.
Completed Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan.
In progress
Saving Lives on Country Roads program (continuation)An ongoing program to reduce serious injuries and fatalities by addressing high risk curves and fatigue.
Program site
In progress
Local Government Road Safety Program (continuation)An ongoing program in partnership with Local Government.
Program site
In progress
Regional Road Freight Corridor Fund (continuation)Multiple upgrade and bypass projects are in the planning and delivery stages.In progress
Road network management systemThis involves multiple ongoing projects including the journey planner and livetraffic.com.In progress
CAV Readiness ProgramTransport for NSW has partnered with industry, researchers, local councils and businesses to develop and co-deliver connected and automated vehicle (CAV) trials in Armidale and Coffs Harbour.
Project site
In progress
Continuation of port efficiency, access and integration initiativesThe Cargo Movement Coordination Centre (CMCC)  continues to work on projects for improved efficiency utilising new technology.In progress
Regional booking systemA booking system for NSW Train Link services is under development.In progress
Bridges for the Bush continuationThis is an ongoing program to replace or upgrade bridges in regional NSW.
Program site
In progress
Place PlansCommenced place plans for Maitland and Wagga Wagga.
Consultation commenced for Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour place plans.
In progress
Rail Network Optimisation ProgramTransport for NSW is undertaking planning work to deploy the New Intercity and Regional Fleet.In progress
Towards Zero Infrastructure ProgramOngoing Safer Roads Program.
Program site
In progress
Walking programsIn the planning stage.In progress
Cycling programsConsultation is underway with stakeholders to develop a Principal Bicycle Network.
Cycling infrastructure is being delivered across the State through the Priority Cycleways Program, the Cycling Towns Program and the Connecting Centres Cycling Partnership Program.
Program site
Not commenced
Car share packageTo be considered in 2020 as part of regional parking guidelines.Not commenced
Resilience PackageAn ongoing program of road maintenance and management in regional NSW.In progress
Sealing Country Roads ProgramIn June 2019, the NSW Government announced it will invest $145 million to seal and upgrade the remaining 209 kilometres of the Cobb and Silver City Highways. Around 113.5 kilometres of highway has already been sealed between 2011 and mid-2019.
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In progress
Slopes and culverts condition programInspections have been undertaken and a plan is in place for completion.In progress
Last Mile Productivity initiativesThe Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023, which was released in September 2018, considers last mile freight issues.
A Last Mile Freight Innovation Challenge was launched in May 2019 with successful entrants expected to commence trials in December 2020.
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In progress
Town Bypasses identification of future needThis is being considered as part of regional place plans.
Plans are underway for Maitland, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.
In progress
Implementation of traffic incident and information servicesA trial with local councils has commenced using Live Traffic NSW.In progress
Inland PortMoorebank Logistics Park commenced operations in November 2019.In progress
Fuel vouchers policyA Regional Seniors Travel pilot program in Coffs Harbour is underway, giving eligible seniors a $250 travel card that can be used for pre-booked NSW TrainLink Regional train and coach services, fuel and taxi trips.
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In progress
Cross border public transport pricing and regulation MoUsThe NSW Cross Border Commissioner is leading initiatives to improve services in cross-border areas.In progress
School Bus and Community Transport Model developmentThe potential for new models of school bus and community transport services and integration with other services is being investigated.In progress
Maritime Safety ProgramBeing delivered under the Maritime Safety Plan 2017-2021.In progress
Active Transport Sharing SchemeCurrently under investigation.In progress
Aerial technology useCurrently investigating the use of drones for incident management.In progress
Access Prioritisation PlanThis is being considered as part of regional place plans.
Plans are underway for Maitland, Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour.
In progress
Fleet Leasing PolicyNSW Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan commits to setting a target from 2020/21 for 10 per cent of newly purchased or leased NSW Government vehicles to be electric or hybrid vehicles.In progress
Mobility as a Service (MaaS)The MaaS Innovation Challenge launched in June 2018 and five pilots are underway.
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MaaS data-sharing specification as been developed and is available.
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In progress
Next generation ticketingThe rollout of contactless payments is continuing across the network.In progress
Fare alignmentThe Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)’s new fare structure for rural and regional buses has been implemented.
Media Release
Complete
Assisted Mobility Device StrategyTfNSW is engaging with an e-scooter advisory working group to develop conditions for a potential trial.In progress
‘Whole of life’ Approach PlanWork is underway to develop a strategy that re-focuses asset management to adopt a ‘whole of life’ approach.In progress
CAV, electric vehicle and Intelligent Transport System trialsThe NSW Connected and Automated Vehicle Plan was launched in January 2019. The actions in the Plan are currently being implemented including trials of automated vehicles across metropolitan and regional NSW.
The NSW Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan was launched in January 2019. The actions in the Plan are currently being implemented.
In progress
Electric Vehicle PolicyThe Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Plan has been released and actions in the Plan are currently being implemented.Complete
Newcastle Light Rail network extensionWork is underway to evaluate the feasibility of an extension of the Newcastle Light Rail network.In progress
Golden Highway improvements (continuation)A package of upgrades on the Golden Highway between Whittingham and Dubbo is being undertaken, to improve safety, traffic efficiency, network reliability and freight access.
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In progress
M1, Hexham, Raymond Terrace upgrades$5.9 million (State and Federal funding) was allocated in 2019-2020to continue planning for a future extension of the M1 Pacific Motorway to the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace.
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In progress
Greater Newcastle Rapid Bus PackageNot commenced.Not commenced
Bus headstart for Greater NewcastleNot commenced.Not commenced
Greater Newcastle Place PlansThe Greater Newcastle Future Transport Plan was completed in October 2018.Complete
The Lakes Way Corridor ImprovementsWork is underway to upgrade The Lakes Way through a series of measures, including lane widening, safety measures, intersection improvements at high traffic locations, flood immunity works and asset maintenance works.In progress
Improvements to Newcastle PortThe NSW government is working in partnership with the Port of Newcastle as they deliver their master plan.In progress
Nelson Bay Road improvements – Williamtown to Bobs Farm$275 million has been allocated to improve safety and travel times on Nelson Bay Road.
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In progress
Sydney - Central Coast - Newcastle Faster Rail (now ‘Fast Rail’) ImprovementIn 2019, $295 million was allocated over four years to investigate potential routes for a fast rail network.
Activities including stakeholder engagement, options development and assessment, and economic analysis are underway.
Project site
In progress
Great Dividing Range long term solution studyThe Connecting the Central West & Orana initiative aims to identify short, medium and long term solutions to improving connectivity for the region.
Preservation of a new corridor is one of the long term options for consideration.
In progress
Great Dividing Range long term solution corridor preservationCorridor preservation will commence once the “Great Dividing Range long term solution study” is closer to completion.Not commenced
M1 – Newcastle SMART MotorwayThe Strategic Development phase has commenced.In progress
M1 Motorway improvements (Hawkesbury River – Mt White)Not commenced.Not commenced
Bus Headstart for Central CoastWork to be undertaken as needed to develop new bus routes to support new homes as they are built.
 
Not commenced
Central Coast Rapid Bus packageNot commenced.Not commenced
Central Coast Place PlansScoping for preparation of this Place Plan has commenced.In progress
Princes Highway Nowra Bridge replacementIn planning stage.
Consultation was undertaken on environmental assessment and concept design.
In progress
Sydney-Wollongong Faster Rail (now ‘Fast Rail’) ImprovementActivities being planned to investigate Southern Coastal Route including Wollongong and Nowra.
Project site
In progress
Moss Vale to Unanderra and Coniston Junction rail improvementsNot commenced.Not commenced
Picton Rd/ Appin Rd ImprovementsThe Australian and NSW governments are funding two individual projects to improve Appin Road.
Detailed design work is currently underway.
Project site
In progress
Bus headstart for WollongongWork is to be undertaken as needed to develop new bus routes to support new homes as they are built.Not commenced
Wollongong Place PlansScoping for preparation of this Place Plan has commenced.In progress
Wollongong Rapid Bus packageNot commenced.Not commenced
Bus priority measures on Appin RoadNot commenced.Not commenced
Duplication of Princes Highway (Jervis Bay Road Intersection to Moruya), including bypass of Milton-Ulladulla$960 million has been allocated for improving the Princes Highway between Jervis Bay Road and Moruya.
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In progress
Oxley Highway Improvements (North Coast)As part of the $50 million package, major road alignments are now completed including improvements at Rosewood Road and Spencers Cutting and flood immunity works at Hoss Causeway.
New westbound and eastbound overtaking lanes near Keepit Dam have also been completed.
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In progress
Waterfall Way corridor improvementsA draft corridor strategy and a route safety review have been completed.
Prioritisation of an integrated program of works is underway for 2019/20+.
Project site
In progress
Tweed Transport Network Plan (encompassing the potential for light rail extension from Gold Coast Airport to Tweed Heads)Work is underway to develop a Tweed Transport Network Plan considering, amongst other initiatives, extension of the current Gold Coast Light Rail project to Tweed Heads.In progress
Bruxner Highway Improvements (Ballina- Casino)Not commenced.Not commenced
Upgrade of Bangalow Road between Bangalow and LismoreNot commenced.Not commenced
Gwydir Highway Improvements (between Grafton and Glen Innes, Jackadgery)Not commenced.Not commenced
Summerland Way Improvements (Grafton-QLD border)Not commenced.Not commenced
Bruxner Highway Improvements (Casino - Tenterfield)Work is underway to improve the Bruxner Highway between Tenterfield and Casino.
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In progress
Moss Vale to Unanderra and Coniston Junction rail improvementsNot commenced.Not commenced
Sydney-Canberra Faster Rail (now ‘Fast Rail’) ImprovementLand use analysis, demand modelling and economic analysis are currently underway for the Southern Inland Route from Sydney to Canberra via Goulburn.
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In progress
Kings Highway improvementsThe draft Kings Highway Transport Corridor Plan is currently being prepared.
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In progress
Snowy Mountains Highway improvements (including Brown Mountain)Not commenced.Not commenced
Monaro Highway improvementsThe draft Corridor Plan has been completed and prioritisation of challenges are underway.
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In progress
Lachlan Valley Way improvementsAn ongoing program to provide safer and more consistent travelling conditions.
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In progress
Investigate extension of light rail from Canberra to QueanbeyanNot commenced.Not commenced
Duplication of Princes Highway (Jervis Bay Road Intersection to Moruya), including bypass of Milton-UlladullaData at key sites along the Princes Highway were collected in June 2019.
The next steps will be to conduct further analysis, planning and other preparatory work.
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In progress
Great Dividing Range long term solutionThe Connecting the Central West & Orana initiative has commenced to identify short, medium and long term solutions to improving connectivity for the region.In progress
Murray River Bridges ProgramAssessment of the 32 Murray River crossings has been carried out as a joint project between NSW and Victoria.
Project site
In progress
Sturt Highway improvementsDevelopment and delivery will be scheduled over the next five years.
Route Safety Review was completed October 2018.
Ongoing development of mass action treatments is underway.
In progress
Cobb Highway sealing missing linksSealing of the remaining sections of the Cobb Highway is in progress.
The NSW Government has prioritised this work with scheduled completion in 2022.
Project site
In progress
Main South Freight Rail Capacity Enhancements in collaboration with ARTCNot commenced.Not commenced
Newell Highway Improvements (in addition to those committed)All projects under this Initiative are in the planning stage including Coonabarabran widening, Boggabilla upgrade, Boggabilla to Goondiwindi safety enhancements and Tocumwal uncoupling bay.
Project site
In progress
Hume Highway ImprovementsA Route Safety Review was completed October 2018.
Development and delivery will be scheduled over the next five years.
In progress
Kidman Way improvementsNot commenced.Not commenced
Inland Rail Intermodal Facility investigationsWork underway with the Parkes Special Activation Precinct Project Team to provide multi-modal, integrated transport support in the investigation of appropriate locations for the private development of inter modal facilities in the Central West & Orana.In progress
New England Highway Improvements (Willow Tree to Armidale)The first stage of these improvements, between Uralla and Armidale, commenced in August 2018.
Works under development south of Tamworth are scheduled to commence in 2019/20.
Program site
In progress
New England Highway Improvements (Armidale to border)The first stage, between Uralla and Armidale, commenced in August 2018.In progress
Gwydir Highway Improvements (between Grafton and Glen Innes, Jackadgery)Not commenced.Not commenced
Kamilaroi Highway ImprovementsEarly planning work to identify High Productivity Vehicle (HPV) access constraints is underway.
 
In progress
Oxley Highway Improvements (New England North West)Not commenced.Not commenced
Mt Victoria to Orange road corridor improvements to achieve travel time savings and road safety outcomesA Draft Corridor Plan has been completed.
Some projects are funded under the Saving Lives on Country Roads Program.
Program site
In progress
Henry Parkes Way improvementsUpgrades to Henry Parkes Way are included in the Draft Orange to Condobolin Corridor Plan.In progress
Barrier Highway improvements (Dubbo-Broken Hill)Barrier Highway improvements (Dubbo-Broken Hill) are on track.
A draft Corridor plan is underway for completion in 2019-20.
In progress
Bells Line of Road improvementsAn ongoing program to improve road traffic efficiency on Bells Line of Road between Lithgow and Kurrajong Heights.
Project site
In progress
Extending Bathurst commuter rail to OrangeThis is under investigation within the Faster Rail Western Route Pre-feasibility Study.
Project site
In progress
Silver City Highway sealing missing linksWork has been prioritised and scheduled for completion in 2022.
Project Site
In progress
The Wool Track sealing (Balranald – Ivanhoe - Cobar)Complete.Complete
Sturt Highway improvementsDevelopment and delivery will be scheduled over the next five years.
Route Safety Review was completed October 2018.
Ongoing development of mass action treatments underway.
In progress
Mitchell Highway improvementsWork is in progress which includes lane and seal widening with clear zone works, safety measures, intersection improvements at highly trafficked locations, flood immunity works and asset maintenance.In progress
Regional Parking GuidelinesThese are currently being considered as part of a strategic approach to access to centres and interchanges.In progress