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

November 2018

The team have been working on finalising the plans for the project so construction can start in early 2019.

The improved design including the Urban Design and Landscape Character Strategy is on display for community feedback. We have extended the feedback period until Friday 21 December 2018. The Urban Design and Landscape Character Strategy is available for you to view.

Have your say

To chat with the project team, drop in and see us at one of the below information stalls:

Thursday 29 November 3pm to 8pm at Albion Park Shopping Village
Thursday 6 December 6pm to 9pm at Stockland Shellharbour

Please view our community update (PDF, 849Kb) for more 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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