Project

Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections

The Princes Highway upgrade is a series of projects to improve the coastal route between Sydney and the Victorian border. It is expected more than $15 billion will be invested over the next 20 years to duplicate the entire Princes Highway between Nowra and the Victorian Border.

Projects already announced in the program include: 

  • Albion Park Rail Bypass - The $630 million project will extend the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail
  • Berry to Bomaderry upgrade - The $450 million Berry to Bomaderry upgrade will provide around 10.5 kilometres of four lanes of new divided highway, two lanes in each direction, between Mullers Lane at Berry, and the Cambewarra Road roundabout in Bomaderry, and
  • Nowra Bridge Project - The $310 million Nowra Bridge upgrade will provide a new four-lane bridge over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra. All four lanes would be northbound traffic, with the current southbound bridge (built in 1881) converted into pedestrian and cycleway and the current three-lane northbound bridge converted into only southbound traffic.

Projects announced but not yet under construction include:

  • duplicating sections of the Princes Highway from Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road
  • building the Moruya Bypass, and
  • starting detailed planning work for the Milton and Ulladulla Bypass and upgrades for the Princes Highway from Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay.

 

Key Dates

2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2021 The 2021-22 Federal Budget allocated $500 million for the Princes Highway, including for Jervis Bay to Sussex Inlet Stage One.
Jun 2021 The 2021-22 NSW Budget revealed the expected construction completion date as 2023. It allocated $1.7 billion over the next four years, including $317 million in FY2021-22.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement | Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Media releases
2019/11/21
2019/03/06
Major Contract

Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – New Nowra Bridge

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – New Nowra Bridge

The new Nowra Bridge project includes a four-lane bridge to be built over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra in order to ease congestion on the Pacific Highway. All four lanes would be northbound traffic, with the current southbound bridge (built in 1881) converted into pedestrian and cycleway and the current three-lane northbound bridge converted into only southbound traffic. 

The preferred option report was released for consultation in February 2018. Out of six possible options, the preferred option is a new four lane bridge with a grade intersection upgrades. The new bridge would be west of the existing bridges. Intersection upgrades will include:

  • Illaroo Road intersection, including adding turning lanes
  • Bridge Road intersection, with access to Pleasant Way removed
  • a new Pleasant Way intersection further to the south, and 
  • additional lanes on the Princes Hwy between Bolong Road and Bridge Road.

Key Dates

Feb 2020 Contract Award
Mar 2020 Construction Commencement
2024 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government

Procurement

Successful Tenderer: Design and Construct - Fulton Hogan

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2018 The environmental assessment was released for public consultation.
Feb 2020 The main works contract was awarded to Fulton Hogan.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Project (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Government resources
Preferred Option Report (Feb 2018)
Project pages
Transport for NSW
Major Contract

Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – Milton to Ulladulla Bypass

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – Milton to Ulladulla Bypass

The NSW Government have committed to further upgrade the Princes Highway along the South Coast ultimately via duplicating the entire Princes Highway between Nowra to the Victorian border. This includes a bypass between Milton and Ulladulla.  

The project would upgrade the Princes Highway to provide a bypass of the Milton and Ulladulla town centres as part of the Princes Highway Upgrade program.

The proposed Milton Ulladulla bypass would:

  • create safer and more efficient journeys for all road users
  • improve access to local roads and reduce congestion through the Milton and Ulladulla town centres
  • provide opportunities to enhance the atmosphere of town centres and support the growth of regional economies including tourism and freight, and
  • cater for future growth of Milton, Ulladulla and connected communities and improve access to essential services Support network reliability and safe access, especially during emergencies.

The Bypass will remove the need to go through 20 separate intersections and improve road safety. 

Key Dates

Mar 2019 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

Federal Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2019 The Federal Government announced that up to $400 million of their $500 million commitment to the Princes Highway in NSW would go to the Milton to Ulludulla Bypass.
Feb 2020 Infrastructure Australia identified Princes Highway safety and capacity improvements,that encompasses the bypass, as a Priority Initiative.
Mar 2020 Community consultation began on the identified corridor for Milton to Ulladulla Bypass, shown in the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan. The consultation closed in mid-April 2020 with a preferred route to be determined following further investigation.
Nov 2020 The 2020-21 NSW Budget allocated $671 million over the four years to FY2023-24 for the Princes Highway Upgrade between Nowra and the Victorian border.
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales | National |
Infrastructure Australia status
Priority Initiative (near-term, 0-5 years)
Resources
Media releases
2019/05/16
2020/03/17
Project pages
Transport for NSW
Major Contract

Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – Albion Park Rail bypass

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Princes Highway Upgrade – NSW Sections – Albion Park Rail bypass

The Albion Park Rail Bypass – part of the Princes Highway upgrade program – extends the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats. The 9.8 kilometre bypass has interchanges at Yallah, Albion Park and Oak Flats. 

The bypass will have two lanes in each direction with a central median, with the option for extra capacity as demand grows in the future. Work will also involve the reconfiguration of the Croome Regional Sporting Complex and other associated works.

Key Dates

Apr 2017 EOIs Close
Jul 2018 Contract Award
Feb 2019 Construction Commencement
2022 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

NSW Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Transport for NSW
Tenderers (EOI/ROI): CPB Contractors, Fulton Hogan, a Downer and Seymour Whyte Joint Venture, and a John Holland and BMD Construction Joint Venture.
Successful Tenderer: Fulton Hogan - Construct SMEC - Design

PROJECT HISTORY

2014 The Preferred Route for the bypass was selected
May 2016 The NSW Government allocated $550 million towards the project in its FY2016-17 budget.
Estimated Total Cost
(2018)
Sector
Road
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Project website
Transport for NSW
Infrastructure agency resources
NSW Infrastructure Pipeline
Government resources
Environmental Impact Statement
Media releases
2019/02/04
2018/07/09