Princes Highway Upgrade




PROJECT
PIPELINE
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Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
New Nowra Bridge
Princes Highway Upgrade
Princes Highway Duplication
Princes Highway Upgrade - Albion Park Rail bypass
Princes Highway upgrade - Berry to Bomaderry
STATUS

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.   

Announced

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

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.

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

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m

New Zealand

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


STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $2.4bn AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: NSW, Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement, Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Princes Highway upgrade is a series of projects to improve one of NSW's main routes from Sydney to 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.

Albion Park Rail Bypass

The $630 million Albion Park Rail bypass 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.

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.

Princes Highway Duplication

The NSW Government has committed $960 million to further upgrade the Princes Highway along the South Coast to complete the duplication process.

The projects include:

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


Federal Funding

The 2019-20 Federal Budget allocated $500 million towards the Princes Highway corridor in NSW as part of a $1 billion commitment to support implementation of the Princes Highway Corridor strategy.

Ahead of the 2019 Federal election, the Federal Government announced that up to $400 million of this funding would be dedicated to the Milton to Ulludulla Bypass. It is unclear how the remaining funding will be allocated to projects along the corridor. 



Last reviewed: 23/05/2019

New Nowra Bridge


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 New Nowra Bridge

STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $310M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: NSW,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The proposed new Nowra Bridge would be 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.

A business case for the project is under development and will be assessed by Infrastructure Australia. In the 2018-19 Federal Budget, the Federal Government allocated $155 million towards the project in the next 10 years, however details of the funding profile and commencement date are not provided.

The Federal Government's commitment is with the expectation that the NSW Government would provide the other half of the required funding. The Federal Government has already committed $10 million to planning, with the NSW Government committing $1.6 million.

In June 2018, the NSW Government confirmed its commitment to funding 50 per cent of the project in the 2018-19 NSW Budget. The spend will match the Federal Government’s commitment of $155 million, announced in May.

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.

The environmental assessment is expected to be released later in 2018.

Procurement of the project is expected to commence in Q3 2019, with construction to commence in Q1 2020.

The project is included under the broader Shoalhaven River Crossing capacity initiative, which Infrastructure Australia identifies as a Priority Initiative on its Infrastructure Priority List.



Last reviewed: 15/02/2019

Princes Highway Duplication


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Princes Highway Duplication

STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $960M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: NSW,Commonwealth
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The Liberals-Coalition Government in March 2019 has 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:

  • Duplicate sections of the Princes Highway from Jervis Bay Road to Sussex Inlet Road.
  • Build the Moruya Bypass.
  • Start detailed planning work for the Milton and Ulladulla Bypass and upgrades for the Princes Highway from Burrill Lake to Batemans Bay.


In May 2019, ahead of the 2019 Federal election the Federal Government announced that up to $400 million of their $500 million commitment to the Princes Highway would go to to the Milton to Ulludulla Bypass. This will be the first project to be funded under their commitment to the Princes Highway. The Bypass will remove the need to go through 20 separate intersections and improve road safety.



Last reviewed: 23/05/2019

Princes Highway Upgrade - Albion Park Rail bypass


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Princes Highway Upgrade - Albion Park Rail bypass

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $630M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The Albion Park Rail bypass - part of the Princes Highway upgrade program - would complete the 'missing link' between Sydney and Bomaderry by extending the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats.

The preferred option for the bypass was released in 2014, which outlined a 9.8 kilometre extension of the M1 Princes Motorway with 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 Croom Regional Sporting Complex and other associated works.

The NSW Government allocated $550 million towards the project with $15 million in 2016/17 towards planning and preconstruction activities, and a further $17.3 million over 2017/18.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the design and construction of the bypass closed in April 2017. CPB Contractors, a Downer Seymour Whyte Joint Venture, Fulton Hogan and a John Holland BMD Construction Joint Venture submitted EOIs for the project.

In July 2018, Fulton Hogan and SMEC was awarded the $630 million contract to design and construct the Bypass.

Work is expected to commence in 2019 and be complete in 2022.



Last reviewed: 29/03/2019

Princes Highway upgrade - Berry to Bomaderry


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Princes Highway upgrade - Berry to Bomaderry

STATUS: Recently closed
VALUE: $450M AUD
SECTOR: Road
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The 10.5 kilometre Princes Highway – Berry to Bomaderry upgrade project will see four lanes of new divided highway, two lanes in each direction, between Mullers Lane at Berry, and the Cambewarra Road roundabout in Bomaderry.

The project is expected to:

• increase road capacity;
• improve traffic flow;
• increase overtaking opportunities; and
• improve safety outcomes.

The Berry to Bomaderry Princes Highway upgrade project has been under consideration since 2009, when a preferred option was announced. The project was approved in March 2014, and the NSW Government provided $19 million in FY2017/18 to commence construction.

In May 2018, the NSW Government awarded the construction contract to a joint venture between Downer and Seymour Whyte.

In June 2018, the NSW Government dedicated $314.2 million towards the Regional Road Freight Corridor in the 2018-19 Budget, which includes allocations towards the Princes Highway Berry to Bomaderry project.

The project will complete more than 30 kilometres of highway upgraded between Gerringong and Bomaderry since work commenced in 2012. 

Major construction is expected to commence in 2018, and is expected to be complete by late 2022.



Last reviewed: 23/05/2019

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