Highway Service Centres

Latest news - November 2015

Preferred business partners have been selected to deliver the new Highway service Centres at Nambucca Heads and Ballina.

RP Petroleum is the preferred partner to deliver the Nambucca Heads highway service centre at the North Nambucca Heads interchange, which is now being built as part of the Nambucca Heads to Urunga upgrade. This is expected to be in operation in 2017.

BP is the preferred partner to deliver the Ballina highway service centre located at the Teven interchange at the southern end of the Ballina Bypass. This is expected to be in operation in 2018.

Background

Policy on highway service centres along the Pacific Highway has been in place since 1998 and has been regularly updated to reflect progress in the Highway's design and more detailed investigation of the original sites proposed. A number of further updates are now needed, particularly about the sites at Chinderah, Maclean, Woolgoolga, Nambucca Heads and Port Macquarie.

Provision of highway service centres encourages drivers to 'stop, revive, survive' and provides opportunities to take breaks when they recognise the warning signs of fatigue, which contributes significantly to travel safety and efficiency. The sites selected for highway service centres are strategically positioned along the highway at regular intervals, and most are close to bypassed towns so the economic benefits can remain with those centres. There are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled in order to be recognised as a highway service centre.

View or download the Highway Service Centres along the Pacific Highway policy review - May 2014.

View or download the Summary feedback report - June 2015.

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