$120 million for 27 new heavy vehicle projects across New South Wales

Media Release

WT034/2015

13 February 2015

Joint release with:

Duncan Gay

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight

Truck drivers and other heavy vehicle operators in New South Wales will benefit from $119.6 million in new road upgrades as part of the Australian Government's Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss, in Dubbo today, announced that the Australian Government will contribute up to 50 percent of the total project costs for 27 projects across the state. Six projects are on state roads and the remaining 21 are council controlled.

“Our competitive merit-based selection process has identified almost $120 million in funds for projects to make heavy vehicle use on NSW roads safer and more efficient,” Mr Truss said.

“Nationally, the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme will provide $200 million for projects through to 2019, as yet another example of the Australian Government's commitment to building safe, productive infrastructure to meet the needs of today and well into the future.”

New South Wales Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said the New South Wales Government was pleased to partner with the Australian Government to build better roads for a stronger State economy.

“These projects will improve the safety environment for heavy vehicle drivers and increase road transport productivity,” Mr Gay said.

“Projects to receive funding include a package of works on the Golden Highway to improve inspection bays, level crossings and overtaking lanes; and upgrade of inspection bays in Port Botany and Western Sydney.

“Councils across New South Wales will be a vital part of the implementation and roll-out of many of the projects selected for funding.”

A full list of New South Wales projects receiving funding under the programme is at ‘Attachment A’ below.

Attachment A: Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme projects—New South Wales

ProponentProject name and locationProject descriptionAustralian Government funds
($000s)
Total project cost ($000s)
Roads and Maritime Services New Rest Area— Hume Hwy—Murlo (Nth Albury) 30 km north of Albury. Construct a new Rest Area, including toilets and shelters, with a capacity for 15 B-triples or 20 B-doubles on the Hume Highway 30 km north of Albury. 3,085 6,170
Roads and Maritime Services Green Reflector Sites—North West NSW Identify and install green reflectors on existing guide post at Stopping/Rest Areas on key interstate routes in North West NSW to mark where trucks can safely pull over to check their trucks or to rest. 200 400
Roads and Maritime Services Enforcement Bays—Port Botany & Western Sydney Construction of HV enforcement sites on Foreshore Rd, Port Botany and HV inspection bays at Wallgrove Rd, Eastern Creek and Reconciliation Rd, Pemulwuy. 7,500 15,000
Roads and Maritime Services HV Safety and Productivity Package—Golden Hwy—Muswellbrook—Dunedoo A package of works including one new bridge, upgraded box culverts, 7 new and 4 upgraded HV parking bays, 3 HV inspection bays, upgraded level crossing and 2 overtaking lanes for larger HPVs. 23,795 47,590
Roads and Maritime Services Improve Rest Stop Route Signage—Various Far North West Highways Installation of 50 new rest stop signs for HV drivers along Mitchell Highway, Kidman Way, Kamillaroi Highway and the Gwydir Highway. 210 420
Roads and Maritime Services New Rest Area—Pacific Hwy—Chinderah Construct parking area for 25 B- Doubles including construction of access and egress ramps, roundabout and bypass lane on Tweed Valley Way. 3,630 7,260
Parkes Shire Council Road Upgrade—Safety Upgrade—Mugincoble Silos Intersection—Eugowra Rd, Parkes Construction of a right-turn entry lane into the silos and a left-turn acceleration lane for departing traffic. 80 160
Cabonne Shire Council Road Upgrade—Remove Cumnock S's — Banjo Paterson Way/ Obley Rd, Cumnock Upgrade and re-align road to remove the chicane, construct 440m of road and reconstruct the affected property access. 192 384
Deniliquin Council Road Upgrade—Widen Barham Road, Deniliquin Widen, strengthen, and resurface Barham Road for use of road trains for 2kms from roundabout on Hardinge St to Barham Bridge. 574 1,148
Forbes Shire Council Northern Heavy Vehicle Bypass—Forbes, 154km SW of Dubbo Various by-pass roads and intersections will be widened with high strength pavements and the rail crossing will be upgraded for road trains. 1,050 2,150
Gwydir Shire Council Road Upgrade—Upgrade of Mosquito Creek Road to the Gil Gil Creek Intersection The project will upgrade 6.0 kilometres of Mosquito Creek Road to the Gil Gil Creek Road intersection 573 1,146
Narromine Shire Council New Rest Area—Mitchell Hwy Trangie Construct a new truck rest and decoupling area with toilet and shower facilities with a capacity for approximately 20 B-doubles, at an existing commercial, 24/7 fuel and food services. 300 600
Parkes Shire Council Road Upgrade—Upgrade and seal—Middle Trundle Rd near Trundle Middle Trundle Road is 29km long. This project will upgrade and seal approximately 4.5km of the remaining 17km of unsealed road. 350 1,460
Parkes Shire Council Road Upgrade—Widen the Bogan Way between Trundle & Tullamore. Widen 18km of the Bogan Way to 7mts pavement between Trundle & Tullamore. 600 1,800
Parkes Shire Council Road Upgrade—Widen Bogan Way at Gunningbland Widen 3km of the Bogan Way to 7m pavement at Gunningbland. 300 900
Wagga Wagga City Council Road Upgrade—Reconstruct Byrnes Rd Reconstruct 1.6km of Byrnes Rd and 1.3km of Eunony Bridge Rd to accommodate current and projected future freight loads 1,276 2,552
Moree Plains Shire Council Road upgrade—Widen and seal, Croppa Moree Rd, 45km NE of Moree Widen the seal and the remaining 7km of this road to allow the use of HMV as far south as Dubbo via the Newell Hwy. 700 1,608
Shoalhaven City Council Heavy Vehicle Freight Corridor—South Nowra Upgrade and Widen Flinders Rd from 6m to 14m and upgrade intersections on Flinders Rd and Albatross Rd to increase productivity and safety for HVs entering and leaving the South Nowra Industrial Area. 2,950 6,350
Tamworth Regional Council Intersections Upgrade—Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange Upgrade the intersections of Goddard Ln, Phoenix St and the Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange (TRLX) entry to allow access for B-triples between the TRLX and the Oxley Hwy. 135 270
Urana Shire Council Road Upgrade—Pavement Rehabilitation—Federation Way, Urana The project will upgrade four sections of Federation Way south of Bidgeemia Road so HPVs can travel safely at the speed limit of 100kms/hr between Boree Creek and Oaklands, and to Wangaratta via the Hume Highway. 456 912
Cootamundra Shire Council Upgrade and seal—3.2km of Suttons Lane West Cootamundra Reconstruct and seal 3.2kms of Sutton's Lane to allow for a 10 metre formation and 8 metre bitumen seal to safely carry the high and heavy vehicle traffic diverted from the Olympic Hwy at Gap Bridge. 350 800
Lachlan Shire Council Road Upgrade—Reconstruction and widening of Dandaloo Rd, Albert Reconstruct and widen the seal on 4.2km of Dandaloo Rd between the Bogan Way and Albert village. 532 1,296
Gunnedah Shire Council New decoupling and inspection area— Kamilaroi Hwy, 1.85km north of Gunnedah Construction of a decoupling and inspection area with an asphalt surface for road trains and B triples with a below ground heavy vehicle inspection pit. 86 172
Young Shire Council Road Upgrade—Stage 1—Milvale Rd between Berthong Rd and the Shire boundary at Grogan The project would widen, strengthen and bitumen seal the road shoulder for a 15.4km section of Milvale Rd to provide 2 x 3.5m lanes and 0.5m sealed shoulders. 491 982
Young Shire Council Road Upgrade—Stage 2—Milvale Rd between Berthong Rd and the Shire boundary at Grogan The project would widen, strengthen and bitumen seal the road shoulder for a 15.4km section of Milvale Rd to provide 2 x 3.5m lanes and 0.5m sealed shoulders. 310 620
Albury City Council Road Upgrade—Hume Hwy Access to the ‘Nexus’ at Ettamogah, 10kms north of Albury The construction of two south facing ramps (on and off) and two roundabouts on the existing overpass, at the intersections of Davey Rd and the Hume Freeway. 7,000 14,030
Greater Hume Shire Council Road Upgrade—Reconstruction and widening of Jingellic Road at Yarara Gap, 45km East of Holbrook Reconstruction and widening of 2.3 km of Jingellic Road at Yarara Gap to provide access to B Double trucks along the full length of the road from Holbrook to Jingellic. 1,750 3,500