Albion Park Rail bypass - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is building an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail. The NSW Government is funding the $630 million project. The bypass would complete the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.

The existing Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail

Latest news

January 2019

We would like to thank everyone who submitted feedback for the improved design including the Urban Design and Landscape Character Strategy (UDLCS). The feedback period is now closed and feedback is currently being reviewed by the project team. A community consultation report will be prepared in the coming weeks which will include responses to the feedback provided, a summary of the key issues raised during consultation and next steps.

Work to establish our site compound is underway and we are looking forward to opening our new Community Display Centre  ahead of the start of major construction work. The display centre will be open to the public to view detailed plans, access information about the project and ask the team any questions you might have during construction.

In the meantime, we will have an information stall at the Albion Park Show at Keith Grey Oval on Saturday 19 January 2019. The project team will be there from 10am to answer any questions you may have about the project.

Please view our community update (PDF, 849Kb) for the latest project information.

Project background

In the mid 1990s, the then Roads and Traffic Authority undertook a study which identified a preferred route for the bypass.

To reserve land for this bypass route, a road corridor was included in the Wollongong and Shellharbour City Council local environmental plans. This road corridor protects the route from development and reserves land for the road.

In 2013 Roads and Maritime reviewed the road corridor and confirmed the reserved corridor is suitable for a bypass of Albion Park Rail. See the Road Corridor Review Report for more information.

The Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report was released in September 2017.

This report addresses over 100 submissions received during the display of the EIS in late 2015. This report also considers additional consultation that took place since the EIS display.

To view the report please visit the Department of Planning and Environment website.


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