The proposed Pacific Highway M1 Extension to Raymond Terrace will link the M1 to the Pacific Motorway. The M1 Extension will be delivered through two packages:
- Black Hill to Tomago Package (Southern Package), and
- Heatherbrae Bypass Package (Northern Package).
The Hexham Straight Widening is also being funded through the same allocation as the M1 Extension and will see the six-kilometre section of the Pacific Highway between the Newcastle Inner City Bypass and the Hexham Bridge upgraded.
|2024||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2028||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Transport for NSW|
The M1 Extension will be delivered through two Design and Construct contracts, the Hexham Straight Widening will be delivered as an Alliance contract.
|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. This is in addition to the $63 million already spent by the NSW Government, bringing their contribution to $412 million.|
|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.|
|Sep 2021||The NSW Government opened Expressions of Interest for the Black Hill to Tomago Package and Heatherbrae Bypass Package, closing on 22 October. The EOI notice confirmed the project will be delivered through two Design and Construct contracts.|
|Oct 2021||TfNSW opened Registrations of Interest for the Black Hill to Tomago and Heatherbrae Bypass packages, closing on 11 November.|
|Jan 2022||The Federal Government committed a further $80 million toward the project.|
|Apr 2022||Shortlists were announced for both packages of the M1 Extension, and procurement commenced for the Hexham Straight Widening.|
EOI - Black Hill to Tomago Package
EOI - Heatherbrae Bypass Package
ROI - Black Hill to Tomago
ROI - Heatherbrae Bypass