Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads - Pacific Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading 20 kilometres of highway. The project includes building 15 bridges, new interchanges at Warrell Creek and Bald Hill Road and access ramps at North Macksville. The $830 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The project, subject to weather, is expected to open to traffic in late 2017.

Updates and announcements

The proposed urban design and landscape plan (PDF, 120Kb) for the Macksville north facing ramps was on display for two weeks from 16 to 30 October 2017. The urban design and landscape plan outlines the landscaping, vegetation species, lighting and road furniture such as barriers and fencing.

We would like to thank the community for providing feedback and comments which we are currently reviewing to include in a submissions report that will be made available when completed.

Macksville north facing ramps

The Environmental Assessment and design refinements for the north facing ramps have now been approved by the Department of Planning and Environment.

The approved ramps will include a northbound on-ramp onto the highway, a southbound off-ramp from the highway and a median cross-over facility to enable emergency vehicles (including ambulances stationed at North Macksville) to travel north and south on the highway.

You can find out more in the latest Macksville north facing ramps community update - June 2016.

Key construction activities

October to December 2017

  • complete bulk earthwork, drainage and paving north of Scotts Head Road
  • complete Lower Warrell Creek, Gumma floodplain and Nambucca River bridges
  • open Cockburns Lane, Rosewood Road, Scotts Head Road quarry, Old Coast Road south and Old Coast Road north bridges to traffic

Project background

The Acciona Ferrovial (Pacifico) Joint Venture has been engaged to design and build the Warrell Creek and Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway project.

The 20 kilometre Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade received project approval in July 2011 as part of the larger Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade. For information on the northern section of the Warrell Creek to Urunga upgrade, view the Nambucca Heads to Urunga project page.

Employment opportunities

To apply for employment opportunities please complete the Pacifico Registration of Interest (ROI) form and forward it to:

Pacifico Human Resources
Pacifico PO Box 254
Macksville NSW 2447

Email: hr@afjv.com.au

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