Oxley Highway

The Oxley Highway links Port Macquarie and the Pacific Highway to the New England Highway near Bendemeer. The Oxley continues west of Tamworth, through Gunnedah and on to link with the Newell Highway near Coonabarabran.

Updates and announcements

Community update

The NSW Government is continuing to fund the delivery of vital services and infrastructure to communities along the Oxley Highway.

Route Safety Review report

The Oxley Highway Route Safety Review is complete. You can view the report on the Centre for Road Safety website. Further information can be found on the Roads and Maritime Services Oxley Highway Route Safety Review page.

Project background

On the eastern part of the route, traffic volumes are significantly higher in the short section between the Pacific Highway and Port Macquarie, with an average of around 15,000 vehicles per day. Between the Pacific Highway and Wauchope volumes drop to around 9,500. West of Wauchope the traffic volumes decline significantly with less than 500 vehicles per day midway between Wauchope and Walcha.

Port Macquarie is a recognised growth area and planned development in nearby Wauchope is expected to increase traffic between Wauchope and Port Macquarie. With the completion of the Pacific Highway to Wrights Road link the full section east of the Pacific Highway to Port Macquarie will be dual carriageway.

The Centre for Road Safety (CRS) and Roads and Maritime Services carried out a route safety review of the Oxley Highway west of the Pacific Highway, between:

  • Pacific Highway and New England Highway
  • New England Highway and Newell Highway
  • Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway.

Community engagement

The community was invited to provide feedback for the safety review. Further information can be found on the Roads and Maritime Oxley Highway Safety Review page.

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