NSW road classification review
The aim of the independent review was to make sure roads throughout NSW are funded and managed according to how they are used and their importance to local communities and industry.
The classification of roads as State and Regional on the basis of road importance is a key factor in determining the planning, management and funding of roads.
Final report and maps:
- Review Panel Final Report (plus Appendices A & B)
- Review Panel Final Report Appendix C
The Government accepted the majority of the Independent Panel’s reclassification recommendations and has announced additional funding for councils to put the changes in place from July 2009.
In addition, the Government has determined the following will be state roads:
- The Cobb Highway in Central Darling Shire
- The Pacific Highway between Berowra and Calga in Hornsby and Gosford Local Government Areas (LGA)
- The old Pacific Highway between Calga and the Kariong Interchange in Gosford LGA
- West Wyalong Heavy Vehicle Bypass in Bland Shire.
The possible reclassification of Gocup Road in the Tumut and Gundagai Shires and Woodenbong – Legume Road in the Kyogle and Tenterfield Shires is still being considered.
In May 2008, the then Roads Minister directed that three roads were to be reclassified as state roads. These were:
- Pacific Highway (Berowra - Hawkesbury River) in Hornsby LGA
- Pacific Highway (Hawkesbury River – Calga) in Gosford LGA
- Old Pacific Highway (Calga – Kariong Interchange) in Gosford LGA.