Major Contract

New England Highway - Singleton Bypass

Under Procurement
New England Highway - Singleton Bypass

The NSW Government is undertaking a progressive upgrade of the New England Highway, part of the National Land Transport Network, which runs from the Hunter region to the Queensland border. 

The Singleton Bypass will include a new section of the New England highway west of Singleton that will reconnect to the existing highway past McDougalls Hill.

The project’s scope comprises:

  • the design and construction of approximately eight kilometres of new highway with a single lane in each direction
  • three bridge structures over the Hunter River, floodplains and ARTC railway line, and
  • key intersection upgrades and modifications to the local road network, including a full interchange at Putty Road.

Key Dates

Jul 2022 ROIs Open
Aug 2022 ROIs Close
2023 Expected Construction Commencement
2026 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Shortlist: ACCIONA, Fulton Hogan and John Holland.
Related contracts:
Concept Design and Environmental Assessment
Successful Tenderer - AECOM


Dec 2016 The preferred route of the bypass was announced.
Nov 2017 The NSW Government committed $97 million toward the Singleton Bypass.
Oct 2020 Federal funding of $560m was announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget. An additional $43 million was also allocated to the Bolivia Hill Upgrade.
Jan 2021 Transport for NSW announced the commencement of a Market Interaction Process that will involve registration, provision of documentation to eligible participants, a pre-recorded online briefing, and a submission process.
Apr 2021 Transport for NSW announced that a full interchange will be built at Putty Road.
Jun 2021 The 2021-22 NSW Budget allocated $535 million over the next four years, including $70 million in FY2021-22 toward the New England Highway Upgrade. This included $366.1 million over next four years toward the Belford to Golden Highway duplication, as well as planning and preconstruction for the Singleton Bypass and completing the Bolivia Hill Upgrade. $14 million of this was allocated toward the Singleton Bypass in FY2021-22.
Jul 2021 The NSW Government opened tenders for the provision of transaction management services, closing on 10 August.
Jul 2022 Transport for NSW called for Registrations of Interest for the Singleton Bypass project, closing 11 August,
Nov 2022 TfNSW shortlisted three bidders for the project, including ACCIONA, Fulton Hogan and John Holland.
Jan 2023 Early works commenced on the project.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
New South Wales |
Government resources
Preferred route option