M1 Pacific Motorway – Extension to Raymond Terrace
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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Construction projects: > AUD$300m
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The proposed M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace would link the M1 to the Pacific Motorway. The NSW Government has committed $200 million from Rebuilding NSW towards getting the project ready for construction.
-15 kilometres of dual carriageway motorway bypassing Hexham and Heatherbrae;
-a 2.6 kilomtere bridge over Woodlands Close, the Main Northern Railway, New England Highway and Hunter River; and
-interchanges at Black Hill, Tarro, Tomage and Raymond Terrace.
The environmental assessment of the project was released in 2017, while the concept design is still being finalised.
The NSW Government has committed $200 million from Rebuilding NSW towards getting the project ready for construction, while a further $7 million was put towards planning in the 2016-17 State Budget. Timing for construction is not confirmed and would be dependent on planning approval, future traffic needs and funding availability.
The 2019-20 Federal Budget allocated $1.6 billion towards the project which will see funding contributions each year between FY2021-22 and FY2027-28.
The 2019-20 NSW Budget provided $168.7 million towards the project and the Newcastle Inner City Bypass from Rankin Park to Jesmond.
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: 01/07/2019