M1 Pacific Motorway - Extension to Raymond Terrace

M1 Pacific Motorway - Extension to Raymond Terrace

The proposed Pacific Highway M1 Extension to Raymond Terrace would link the M1 to the Pacific Motorway. The current proposed extension design includes:

  • 15 kilometres of dual carriageway motorway bypassing Hexham and Heatherbrae;
  • a 2.6-kilometere bridge over Woodlands Close, the Main Northern Railway, New England Highway and Hunter River; and
  • interchanges at Black Hill, Tarro, Tomago and Raymond 

Key Dates

Jan 2024 Expected Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government


2004 The project's planning process commenced.
2008 A concept design was released and subsequently retracted for revision.
2017 The environmental assessment of the project was expected to be released, while the concept design was being finalised.
Nov 2020 The 2020-21 NSW Budget allocated $21.6 million to the M1 Extension to Raymond Terrace in FY2020-21.
Nov 2020 The NSW Government commenced a Market Interaction Process for the project, with registrations closing on 20 November. Transport for NSW will determine the project's procurement process, delivery contract model and packaging following this early market engagement.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
New South Wales | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
Infrastructure agency resources
Infrastructure Priority List