Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Planning underway for Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass

Media Release

BJ005/2017

22 January 2018

Joint release with:

Melinda Pavey

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Thomas George

NSW Member for Lismore

  • Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd awarded planning works for Tenterfield Heavy Vehicle Bypass, including review of environmental factors and the bypass design
  • The Australian Government contributing $10 million to the Heavy Vehicle Bypass

The Tenterfield Bypass is one step closer to becoming a reality, with Arcadis Australia Pacific Pty Ltd today announced as the successful tenderer to carry out planning work.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the Australian Government provided $10 million for the planning work in the 2017–18 Federal Budget toward the project.

“We've got our money rolling out the door to get this project happening. Today's announcement is one of the first steps in the process and it shows there is real momentum behind the project,” Mr Joyce said.

“It will take some time to complete these planning works given the scope of the project.

“The bypass is going to start north of the Tenterfield Creek Bridge, run west of the railway corridor and then re-join the existing highway near Cowper Street, supporting both local industry and interstate drivers.”

New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said work would include carrying out a review of environmental factors and scope out the detailed design for the project.

“After a competitive process six applications were received to carry out planning work and it's great to announce the successful tenderer for the planning stage,” Mrs Pavey said.

New South Wales Member for Lismore Thomas George said the existing road was narrow, had several pedestrian crossings and a 40 km/h speed restriction through the town centre, creating challenges for the local community.

“The 4.5 kilometre bypass project is going to remove heavy vehicles from the town's main street, giving it back to the local community for everyone to enjoy,” Mr George said.

Planning work is expected to take around three years to complete and the community will be kept informed as the proposal progresses.