Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade


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Credibly proposed


Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

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Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.   


The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

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Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:


Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The proposed Pacific Highway and Manns Road upgrade between Narara and Lisarow forms part of the wider upgrade of the Pacific Highway and other major Central Coast roads. 

The project will see an upgrade of a 4.7 kilometre section of road between Narara Creek Road, Narara and Parsons Road, Lisarow and includes:

-  two lanes in each direction;
- new bridges over Narara Creek and and the railway line;
- new traffic lights and the upgrade of existing traffic lights; and
- provision of pedestrian and cycle paths.

The proposed upgrade is still in the planning phase, with an updated design released in September 2016. Ecological investigations along the route are being conducted by SMEC.

In April 2017, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) announced the project would be delivered over two stages, and also committed to investigate upgrading the Narara Valley Drive and Deanne Street intersection with traffic lights.

More detail on the entire upgrade will be made available when the review of environmental factors goes on public display in late 2017.

To date, the NSW State Government has committed funding to the planning phase of the project with $2 million committed in FY2016-17, and $2.3 million in FY2017-18. In total $22 million has been spent on planning for the project.

Value undisclosed 

Last reviewed: 14/02/2018

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