Sapphire to Woolgoolga - Pacific Highway upgrade

The $850 million Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The project provides about 25 kilometre of four lane divided highway from Campbell Close in Sapphire to Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra. The upgrade opened to traffic on 30 July 2014.

Project background

The Arrawarra rest area was approved on 19 October 2012. The rest area will be built as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina project. Timing has not been announced for construction of the rest area.

The preferred location for the rest area is proposed at the Arrawarra interchange. An environmental assessment of the proposed rest area location was on display in April 2011 and a submissions report is currently being prepared.

The Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

This project will provide a four-lane divided highway extending approximately 25 kilometres from Campbell Close, Sapphire, to Arrawarra Beach Road, Arrawarra.

For more information on the project background, see About this project.

Project snapshot

  • Contractors: Leighton Fulton Hogan Joint Venture
  • Form of contract: Design and construct contract
  • Start date of major construction: August 2010
  • Completion date: July 2014
  • Project value: $850 million *
  • Australian Government contribution: $705 million *
  • NSW State Government contribution: $145 million *

*Contribution amounts may vary from year to year.

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