Directional signage

The Woolgoolga to Ballina project team has developed a draft directional signage plan to show the location and wording for signs on the new highway (green, blue and brown signs with white writing).

The directional signage plan has been developed in line with Roads and Maritime guidelines to ensure effective and appropriate signposting for key locations along the highway, while also reducing distractions for road users.

The draft plan will be available to view on this web page shortly for community feedback. To receive an update when the plan is available, please contact the project team.

Have your say

We are inviting community feedback on the draft directional signage plan between Thursday 31 May and Friday 15 June 2018.

We will be holding information sessions for the community to view the plan and ask questions of the project team:

Wednesday 6 June

  • 10am to noon – Grafton Community Centre, 59 Duke Street, Grafton
  • 2pm to 4pm – Maclean Civic Hall, 48 River Street, Maclean

Thursday 7 June

  • 10am to noon – Wardell Hall, 49 Richmond Street, Wardell
  • 2pm to 4pm – Woodburn Visitor Information Centre, River Street, Woodburn

Copies of the interchange signage plans will also be available to view at the following locations during the display period:

  • Pacific Highway Project Office, 21 Prince Street, Grafton
  • Clarence Valley Council, 50 River Street, Maclean
  • Richmond Valley Council, Woodburn Street (corner School Lane), Evans Head
  • Wardell Post Office, 4/40 Richmond Street, Wardell
  • Ballina Shire Council, 40 Cherry Street, Ballina

Written feedback can be provided via email to or by post to Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade, Att: Communications, PO Box 546 Grafton NSW 2460.

Community engagement

To develop the draft directional signage plan we have consulted with:

  • Local councils
  • Representatives from local business and community groups
  • The Tourist Attraction Signposting Assessment Committee (TASAC).

Meetings were held in early 2018 with focus groups to seek feedback on the draft plan. The focus groups included representatives from business and community chambers along the project corridor as well as local Councils. Meetings have also been held with Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Ballina and Lismore councils.

Minutes from the focus group meetings are available to view in the project documents below.

Next steps

Following the display period, a consultation report will be prepared outlining the feedback received and Roads and Maritime’s responses. The report will be made available to view and download on this web page.

The directional signage plan will be finalised and submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment in late 2018.

Southern focus group meeting minutes

February 2018

Northern focus group meeting minutes

February 2018

Southern focus group meeting minutes

March 2018

Northern focus group meeting minutes

March 2018

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