2018-19 Budget: NSW key transport infrastructure projects

Monica Gameng   |   May 13, 2018

On our previous post on the 2018-19 Budget, we listed the transport project highlights that are covered by the Budget for all States and Territories. For the second post on the 2018-19 Budget series, the main feature will be the key transport infrastructure projects for the state of New South Wales.

In addition to the projects highlighted on our previous post, the 2018-19 Budget allocated for NSW will also be invested on various smaller transport infrastructure projects across the State's towns, cities and suburbs.

New South Wales Key Projects

Key project Funding from 2018-19 Budget Total Australian Government funding 2013-14 to 2021-22

Appin Road (Wollondilly / Campbelltown) - upgrading the road between Rosemeadow and Appin

$5 million $50 million
Badgally Road (Campbelltown) - Stage 1 duplication between Eagle Vale Drive and Blaxland Road $2 million $2 million
Barton Highway Upgrade Package (Yass valley) $10 million $50 million
ROSI - ACT to NSW Package (Yass Valley) - improve connections between ACT and regional NSW, targeting the Barton Highway $5 million $60 million
Bolivia Hill Realignment (Bolivia Hill) - realigning the New England Highway $21.8 million $55 million
Cassnock Road, Testers Hollow (Maitland) - upgrades to Cessnock Road $1 million $15 million
Oceano Street upgrade in Copacabana $1.8 million $3.8 million
Dobell Roads Upgrade Package (Central Coast) - upgrades to Wattle Tree Road, Holgate; Hutton Road, The Entrance North; Audie Parade, Berkeley Vale; and Blenheim Avenue, Berkeley Vale $6.2 million $12.3 million
Dunns Road sealing (Wagga Wagga) $2.5 million $2.5 million
Eurobodalla Roads Upgrade Package (Eurobodalla) - various road and intersection upgrades $7.7 million

$9 million

Far North Collector Road Network (Nowra) - connecting Illaroo Road in North Nowra to Moss Vale Road $200,000 $13.7 million
General Holmes Drive Level Crossing Grade Separation (Sydney) - removal of the General Holmes Drive rail level crossing and construction of twin rail bridges and a new road underpass $2 million $40 million
Great Western Highway (Katoomba to Lithgow) - a package of priority safety upgrades $24.5 million $173.5 million
Jane Street and Mulgoa Road Infrastructure Upgrade (Penrith) $12.5 million $35 million
Jewry Street Bridge (Tamworth) - bridge upgrade and additional lanes between the bridge and Manilla Road $3.5 million $3.5 million
Langford Drive and Woy Woy Road Intersection Upgrade at Kariong $700,000 $1.8 million
Signalise the Lanyon Drive / Tompsitt Drive intersection (Queanbeyan - Palerang) $2.6 million $6 million
M1 Productivity Package (Central Coast) - capacity improvements to three sections of the M1 Pacific Motorway $68.6 million $195.8 million
M5 Belmore Road Ramps (Sydney) - construction of east-facing ramps from Belmore Road to the M5 Motorway $13.3 million $15 million
Macquarie Park Transport Interchange Upgrade $5 million $60 million
Mulgoa Road upgrade between Blaikie Road and the M4 (Penrith) $6.8 million $70.1 million
Mount Lindesay Road (Kyogle / Tenterfield) - realign, construct and upgrade Mount Lindesay Road between Legume and Woodenbong $4 million $12 million
Replace Munsie Bridge on Gostwyck Road (Uralla) $200,000 $800,000
Narellan Road upgrade from four to six lanes between Camden Valley Way and Blaxland Road (Narellan) $400,000 $62.9 million
National Highway Upgrade Program (Mungle Back Creek) - heavy duty pavement construction between Newell Highway - Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla $9.7 million $61.4 million
New England Highway - Armidale Airport Roundabout construction (Armidale) $800,000 $1 million
New England Highway - Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass planning and pre-construction works $2.5 million $10 million
Newcastle Port - Kooragang Island Connectivity (Newcastle) - duplication of Tourle Street Bridge and approaches $2 million $42 million
NorthConnex (Sydney) - construction of twin three-lane tunnels linking the M1 and the M2 Motorways $5 million $412.3 million
Nowra Bridge (Nowra) - construction of a new bridge and intersection upgrades $10 million $155 million
Pacific Highway Upgrade (North Coast) - completion of the upgrade to dual carriageway of the Pacific Highway by 2020 $593.6 million $5.63 billion
Pacific Highway - Coffs Harbour Bypass construction $10 million $235 million
Page Bridge Upgrade Package (Kyogle) - replacement of various bridges $800,000 $2 million
Page Road Upgrade Package (Lismore / Richmond Valley) - sealing of Broadwater Road, Wyrallah Road, Conway Street and upgrade Coraki-Woodburn Road   $2 million
Port Botany Rail Line Upgrade Stage 3 (Sydney) - upgrade tracks and investigate capacity enhancements to the Southern Sydney Freight Line $7.5 million $75 million
Port Botany Rail Line Duplication (Sydney) - duplicating the remaining single track between Mascot and Botany and construct a passing loop at Cabramatta $10 million $130 million
Princes Motorway M1 Improvements - Bellambi Creek to Picton Road (Mount Ousley) - construction of additional lanes $8.7 million $42 million
Construction of a Queanbeyan CBD Bypass $8 million $25 million
Richmond Bridge and intersection upgrades (Hawksbury) $800,000 $18 million
Richmond Roads Package (Tweed / Ballina / Byron) - local road and bridge upgrades $1.4 million $2.8 million
Robertson Road Upgrade Package (Central Coast) - upgrade of Ryans Road and Davis Street   $1.7 million
Construction of the Scone Bypass (Scone) $40 million $65 million
Shoalhaven River Bridge Planning (Nowra) - planning for an additional crossing of the Shoalhaven River $1 million $10 million
Tingha-Bundarra Road and Gwydir Highway intersection (Inverell) - construction of a roundabout at the intersection $1.5 million $1.5 million
WestConnex (Sydney) - 33 kilometres of continuous motorway to link western and south-western Sydney with the city, Kingsford Smith Airport and Port Botany precincts. Includes a $1.5 billion grant. A $2 billion concessional loan was provided for Stage 2, with $575.9 million of the loan available in 2018-19   $1.5 billion
Western Sydney Airport Rail business case (Western Sydney) - planning for rail at the airport site $35 million $50 million
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan - includes Werrington Arterial Road; the Northern Road Upgrade; M12 Motorway; Bringelly Road Upgrade; and Ross Street Intersection $350.1 million $2.01 billion
Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan - Local Roads Package $42.3 million $160 million

The projects listed above do not include projects covered by the road maintenance funding, Black Spot Projects, Bridges Renewal Program, heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Roads to Recovery or Untied Local Grants.


In a statement released by Treasurer Scott Morrison, he said: "These investments in national priority road, rail and public transport projects will bust congestion, improve safety, connect people to jobs and streamline freight delivery."

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Source: Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities; Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government; The Australian; Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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