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

2024 Expected Construction Commencement
2029 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government

$63 million have already been spent on the project and the NSW 2021-22 Budget allocated $349 million over the next four years to the project, making the total contribution from NSW Government amount to $412 million. 


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.
Jun 2021 The NSW 2021-22 Budget allocated $349 million over the next four years to the project, including $28 million in FY2021-22.
Jul 2021 The NSW Government opened tenders for the provision of transaction management services, closing on 10 August.
Jul 2021 The Environment Impact Statement for the project was placed on public exhibition, closing on 24 August.
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
Tender notices
Transaction Services
Project pages
Transport for NSW