Coffs Harbour Bypass
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The Coffs Harbour Bypass project includes a 14 kilometre motorway standard upgrade of the Pacific Highway from Englands Road in the south and connects with the recently upgraded Sapphire to Woolgoolga section in the north.
In March 2016 Arup was awarded the contract to develop the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and finalise the concept design, while RCA Australia was awarded the contract to carry out the geo-technical investigations for the project. RMS is now progressing towards planning approval.
The NSW Government has committed $200 million to the project, but the entire funding requirement is unknown. The project is included in the Infrastructure Australia Plan.
Infrastructure NSW has endorsed a strategic business case for the Coffs Harbour Bypass. The project will now be assessed by the Federal Government for funding.
The NSW Government allocated $5 million to continue planning in the 2017-18 Budget, which is in addition to the $67 million already spent.
In May 2018, the Federal Government committed $971 million for the Coffs Harbour Bypass which will see funding contributions each year between FY2018-19 and FY2026-27.
In June 2018, the NSW Government allocated $314.2 million towards the Regional Road Freight Corridor in the 2018-19 Budget, which includes small allocations towards the Coffs Harbour Bypass project.
Infrastructure Australia lists the project as a Priority Initiative in its Infrastructure Priority List with a near term delivery timescale (0-5 years).
Last reviewed: 22/06/2018