Major Contract

Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet

Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet

The Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet project is a planned 20-kilometre upgrade to the Princes Highway. A six-kilometre section of the highway between Jervis Bay Road and Hawken Road has been identified as stage one of the project, and the highest priority, and will include two lanes in each direction. The remaining sections of the upgrade will be delivered in later stages. 

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government

The Federal and NSW Governments have committed a combined $500 million to Stage One of the project - Jervis Bay Road to Hawken Road. The remainder of the project remains unfunded. 


Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
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Business Case
Successful Tenderer - Arup


May 2019 The 2019-20 NSW Budget allocated $322 million over four years to fund various upgrades to the Highway between Nowra and the Victorian Border.
Apr 2020 Arup was appointed to deliver the strategic business case for the projects from south of Nowra to the Victorian border.
May 2021 The 2021-22 Federal Budget allocated $500 million for the corridor, including for the Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Stage One section.
Jan 2022 Transport for NSW released the preferred option for Stage One - Jervis Bay Road to Hawken Road.
Feb 2024 Transport for NSW has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for concept design and environmental assessment services for the project, closing 27 March.
Mar 2024 Transport for NSW announced that construction has commenced on the upgrade to the Princes Highway and Jervis Bay Road intersection at Falls Creek.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
New South Wales | National |
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