Achievements in road and maritime infrastructure projects


The following projects are an acknowledgement of the significant
body of work recently completed across NSW


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Rest Area Signage

NSW Road Network
Ongoing

The signs have proved to be of interest to road users and informative of the local area
  • The signs have proved to be of interest to road users and informative of the local area

    The signs have proved to be of interest to road users and informative of the local area

  • Hunter Expressway rest area

    Hunter Expressway rest area

  • On the Pacific Highway the signage provides a sequential mapping and description of the Pacific Coast’s landscape, history and communities

    On the Pacific Highway the signage provides a sequential mapping and description of the Pacific Coast’s landscape, history and communities

  • The signs have proved to be of interest to road users and informative of the local area

    The signs have proved to be of interest to road users and informative of the local area

  • Hunter Expressway rest area

    Hunter Expressway rest area

  • On the Pacific Highway the signage provides a sequential mapping and description of the Pacific Coast’s landscape, history and communities

    On the Pacific Highway the signage provides a sequential mapping and description of the Pacific Coast’s landscape, history and communities

Rest Area Signage

NSW Road Network / Ongoing

Working with Destination NSW, Roads and Maritime designed and built a signage structure model for highway road users and local communities. The signage uses two sculptural and distinctive curved forms placed back to back. The curved forms provide space for information and shelter from the elements when viewing the signs. Read full case study

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Commuter Wharf Upgrade Program

Sydney
Ongoing

Rose Bay
  • Rose Bay

    Rose Bay

  • Balmain East

    Balmain East

  • Huntleys Point

    Huntleys Point

  • Neutral Bay

    Neutral Bay

  • Rose Bay

    Rose Bay

  • Balmain East

    Balmain East

  • Huntleys Point

    Huntleys Point

  • Neutral Bay

    Neutral Bay

Commuter Wharf Upgrade Program

Sydney / Ongoing

The Wharf Upgrade Program aims to modernise wharves and represents a new approach to ferry infrastructure. The new wharves are architect designed and purpose built to provide a sophisticated public space for commuters and tourists. Value for money was provided through the selection of materials that minimise maintenance costs. Further wharf upgrades will be progressively delivered in the coming years. Read full case study

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Better Boating Program

NSW waterways
Ongoing

The Better Boating Program has contributed to over 600 boating facility projects around the state (Soldiers Point ramp)
  • The Better Boating Program has contributed to over 600 boating facility projects around the state (Soldiers Point ramp)

    The Better Boating Program has contributed to over 600 boating facility projects around the state (Soldiers Point ramp)

  • McLeans Beach boat ramp, Deniliquin completed 2009

    McLeans Beach boat ramp, Deniliquin completed 2009

  • Hawkesbury Esplanade pontoon, Sylvania Waters completed 2008

    Hawkesbury Esplanade pontoon, Sylvania Waters completed 2008

  • Bobbin Head pontoon completed 2008

    Bobbin Head pontoon completed 2008

  • Greenwell Point boat ramp, Shoalhaven completed 2009

    Greenwell Point boat ramp, Shoalhaven completed 2009

  • The Better Boating Program has contributed to over 600 boating facility projects around the state (Soldiers Point ramp)

    The Better Boating Program has contributed to over 600 boating facility projects around the state (Soldiers Point ramp)

  • McLeans Beach boat ramp, Deniliquin completed 2009

    McLeans Beach boat ramp, Deniliquin completed 2009

  • Hawkesbury Esplanade pontoon, Sylvania Waters completed 2008

    Hawkesbury Esplanade pontoon, Sylvania Waters completed 2008

  • Bobbin Head pontoon completed 2008

    Bobbin Head pontoon completed 2008

  • Greenwell Point boat ramp, Shoalhaven completed 2009

    Greenwell Point boat ramp, Shoalhaven completed 2009

Better Boating Program

NSW waterways / Ongoing

Roads and Maritime is committed to serving the boating community, and for more than 10 years has delivered improved boating facilities state-wide under a grants initiative now titled the Better Boating Program. This program started in 1998 and has provided more than $35 million in grants to more than 600 boating facility projects across NSW. Read full case study

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Greening corridors

NSW
Ongoing

The landscape of the Eastern Distributor creates a green setting for the urban motorway
  • The landscape of the Eastern Distributor creates a green setting for the urban motorway

    The landscape of the Eastern Distributor creates a green setting for the urban motorway

  • Native woodland planted on the Hume Highway and maturing rapidly

    Native woodland planted on the Hume Highway and maturing rapidly

  • The landscape of the Eastern Distributor creates a green setting for the urban motorway

    The landscape of the Eastern Distributor creates a green setting for the urban motorway

  • Native woodland planted on the Hume Highway and maturing rapidly

    Native woodland planted on the Hume Highway and maturing rapidly

Greening corridors

NSW / Ongoing

Vegetation is a vital component of the transport corridors of NSW. Just some of its many benefits include: adding character and interest to roads and streets; screening traffic and improving views; providing habitat; providing shade; minimising erosion on road verges, cuttings and embankments; and absorbing carbon dioxide. Read full case study

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Working in the Network

Parramatta, Rozelle and Milsons Point
Ongoing

Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta
  • Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

    Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

  • Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

    Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

  • Collaborative work spaces – Ennis Road, Milsons Point

    Collaborative work spaces – Ennis Road, Milsons Point

  • Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

    Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

  • Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

    Collaborative work spaces – Argyle Street, Parramatta

  • Collaborative work spaces – Ennis Road, Milsons Point

    Collaborative work spaces – Ennis Road, Milsons Point

Working in the Network

Parramatta, Rozelle and Milsons Point / Ongoing

Roads and Maritime is adopting a new way of working, reflecting a more modern approach to office environments. Activity Based Working (ABW) is an approach which recognises that through the course of any working day, people have a number of different work activities to complete – some require high levels of concentration and some require high levels of collaboration. Read full case study

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Creative solutions

NSW road network
Ongoing

Roads and Maritime contributed to the ‘Aspire’ sculpture and its setting in Ultimo, Sydney
  • Roads and Maritime contributed to the ‘Aspire’ sculpture and its setting in Ultimo, Sydney

    Roads and Maritime contributed to the ‘Aspire’ sculpture and its setting in Ultimo, Sydney

  • Artwork on the piers of the Lachlan Road bridge at Cowra

    Artwork on the piers of the Lachlan Road bridge at Cowra

  • The M7/M4 interchange includes fig trees, red poles and a 55 metre red central light pole to commemorate the Australian Light Horse Brigade

    The M7/M4 interchange includes fig trees, red poles and a 55 metre red central light pole to commemorate the Australian Light Horse Brigade

  • The design of the Lizard Tree bridge on the Hume Highway near Wagga Wagga sought artistic inspiration from the surrounding landscape

    The design of the Lizard Tree bridge on the Hume Highway near Wagga Wagga sought artistic inspiration from the surrounding landscape

  • The noise walls on the City West Link in Sydney were designed with a local artist

    The noise walls on the City West Link in Sydney were designed with a local artist

  • Roads and Maritime contributed to the ‘Aspire’ sculpture and its setting in Ultimo, Sydney

    Roads and Maritime contributed to the ‘Aspire’ sculpture and its setting in Ultimo, Sydney

  • Artwork on the piers of the Lachlan Road bridge at Cowra

    Artwork on the piers of the Lachlan Road bridge at Cowra

  • The M7/M4 interchange includes fig trees, red poles and a 55 metre red central light pole to commemorate the Australian Light Horse Brigade

    The M7/M4 interchange includes fig trees, red poles and a 55 metre red central light pole to commemorate the Australian Light Horse Brigade

  • The design of the Lizard Tree bridge on the Hume Highway near Wagga Wagga sought artistic inspiration from the surrounding landscape

    The design of the Lizard Tree bridge on the Hume Highway near Wagga Wagga sought artistic inspiration from the surrounding landscape

  • The noise walls on the City West Link in Sydney were designed with a local artist

    The noise walls on the City West Link in Sydney were designed with a local artist

Creative solutions

NSW road network / Ongoing

Roads and Maritime recognises the highly visible role that roads and bridges play in the built environment. To this end, we strive to create projects that not only effectively fulfil their transport role but also contribute to the liveability of cities and regions. Read full case study

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Roads and Maritime Services Urban Design Guidelines


Ongoing

Roads and Maritime Services Urban Design Guidelines

/ Ongoing

A number of detailed guidelines, dealing with specific urban design issues, have been produced as a suite of documents by the Roads and Maritime Services Centre for Urban Design. ‘Beyond the Pavement urban design policy, procedures and design principles' is the Centre for Urban Design’s overarching urban design policy. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale
Completed 2015

St Helena Tunnel interior
  • St Helena Tunnel interior

    St Helena Tunnel interior

  • Transparent noise wall structure

    Transparent noise wall structure

  • St Helena Tunnel northern portals

    St Helena Tunnel northern portals

  • The view toward Cape Byron is seen through the transparent noise wall

    The view toward Cape Byron is seen through the transparent noise wall

  • St Helena Tunnel interior

    St Helena Tunnel interior

  • Transparent noise wall structure

    Transparent noise wall structure

  • St Helena Tunnel northern portals

    St Helena Tunnel northern portals

  • The view toward Cape Byron is seen through the transparent noise wall

    The view toward Cape Byron is seen through the transparent noise wall

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Tintenbar to Ewingsdale / Completed 2015

The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway upgrade is approximately 17 kilometres in length. Opening in December 2015, the project provides a motorway route along the hinterland and through the St Helena ridgeline in a short tunnel to avoid a deep cutting scarring the landscape. The old winding route remains to provide a local connection to towns and villages. Read full case study

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Camden Valley Way

South West Sydney
Completed 2015

A rural character is maintained through the retention and provision of vegetation
  • A rural character is maintained through the retention and provision of vegetation

    A rural character is maintained through the retention and provision of vegetation

  • Looking across the northbound carriageway and shared path towards remnant trees in the median

    Looking across the northbound carriageway and shared path towards remnant trees in the median

  • A rural character is maintained through the retention and provision of vegetation

    A rural character is maintained through the retention and provision of vegetation

  • Looking across the northbound carriageway and shared path towards remnant trees in the median

    Looking across the northbound carriageway and shared path towards remnant trees in the median

Camden Valley Way

South West Sydney / Completed 2015

Camden Valley Way is a primary arterial road linking the Hume Highway, M7 and M5 interchange at Prestons, near Liverpool with Camden, Narellan and Harrington Park in Sydney's south west. The previous two-lane road has been upgraded to a four lane divided road with a wide vegetated median and an off-road shared pedestrian/cyclist path has been added. The upgrade supports regional growth and connectivity in the South West Priority Growth Area. Read full case study

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Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway

Sydney
Completed 2015

The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter bridge provides a safe pedestrian route to the stadiums
  • The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter bridge provides a safe pedestrian route to the stadiums

    The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter bridge provides a safe pedestrian route to the stadiums

  • Sports fans on the walkway

    Sports fans on the walkway

  • The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway at night

    The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway at night

  • The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter bridge provides a safe pedestrian route to the stadiums

    The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter bridge provides a safe pedestrian route to the stadiums

  • Sports fans on the walkway

    Sports fans on the walkway

  • The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway at night

    The Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter walkway at night

Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway

Sydney / Completed 2015

Featuring on the State Heritage Register, Moore Park is one of Sydney’s key cultural and sporting precincts and a much loved area of open space in the city. As such, it requires a safe and direct commuter access route across Anzac Parade, one of Sydney’s busiest boulevards. Read full case study

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Princes Highway Upgrade

Gerringong
Completed 2015

The highway alignment maintains views of the surrounding landscape
  • The highway alignment maintains views of the surrounding landscape

    The highway alignment maintains views of the surrounding landscape

  • View south toward Gerringong and the new Omega Bridge over the railway line

    View south toward Gerringong and the new Omega Bridge over the railway line

  • Rose Valley Road over bridge

    Rose Valley Road over bridge

  • The highway alignment maintains views of the surrounding landscape

    The highway alignment maintains views of the surrounding landscape

  • View south toward Gerringong and the new Omega Bridge over the railway line

    View south toward Gerringong and the new Omega Bridge over the railway line

  • Rose Valley Road over bridge

    Rose Valley Road over bridge

Princes Highway Upgrade

Gerringong / Completed 2015

The Princes Highway upgrade at Gerringong is the first completed stage of the three part upgrade of the Princes Highway between Gerringong and Bomaderry, including two new interchanges providing access to Gerringong and Gerroa. Located in the gently rolling landscape of the NSW South Coast, the upgrade has sensitively responded to its highly prized landscape setting. Read full case study

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Moree Bypass Stage Two

Moree
Completed 2015

ANZAC Memorial – plaques
  • ANZAC Memorial – plaques

    ANZAC Memorial – plaques

  • ANZAC Centenary Park – Aboriginal artworks left foreground

    ANZAC Centenary Park – Aboriginal artworks left foreground

  • Heritage Precinct – Pergola, interpretation, seating

    Heritage Precinct – Pergola, interpretation, seating

  • ANZAC Memorial – plaques

    ANZAC Memorial – plaques

  • ANZAC Centenary Park – Aboriginal artworks left foreground

    ANZAC Centenary Park – Aboriginal artworks left foreground

  • Heritage Precinct – Pergola, interpretation, seating

    Heritage Precinct – Pergola, interpretation, seating

Moree Bypass Stage Two

Moree / Completed 2015

The second stage of the Newell Highway bypass of Moree is a 1.8 kilometre long connection on the eastern side of Moree, running between and parallel to Gosport Street and the rail line. The bypass strategically separates heavy vehicles from the town centre without travellers losing access to the town's amenities and services. Read full case study

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Great Western Highway Upgrade

Bullaburra
Completed 2015

New bus stop on the highway integrated into the commuter rail interchange
  • New bus stop on the highway integrated into the commuter rail interchange

    New bus stop on the highway integrated into the commuter rail interchange

  • Pedestrian bridge at the railway station

    Pedestrian bridge at the railway station

  • New bus stop on the highway integrated into the commuter rail interchange

    New bus stop on the highway integrated into the commuter rail interchange

  • Pedestrian bridge at the railway station

    Pedestrian bridge at the railway station

Great Western Highway Upgrade

Bullaburra / Completed 2015

The opening of this project, which runs through and services the village of Bullaburra, marked the completion of the Great Western Highway upgrade to a four lane road between Emu Plains and Katoomba. Bullaburra is one of the smaller community settlements found along the spine of the Great Western Highway of the Blue Mountains. Read full case study

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Feature lighting

New South Wales
Completed 2014

Feature lighting used on the bridges of the M7 motorway
  • Feature lighting used on the bridges of the M7 motorway

    Feature lighting used on the bridges of the M7 motorway

  • Gladesville Bridge 50th anniversary feature lighting

    Gladesville Bridge 50th anniversary feature lighting

  • Feature lighting used on the bridges of the M7 motorway

    Feature lighting used on the bridges of the M7 motorway

  • Gladesville Bridge 50th anniversary feature lighting

    Gladesville Bridge 50th anniversary feature lighting

Feature lighting

New South Wales / Completed 2014

The visual experience of using road and maritime infrastructure is an important design consideration which applies both day and night. Lighting also serves to emphasise the architectural qualities of structures and create a distinctive aesthetic effect. The night-time qualities of our projects are considered at an early stage and where appropriate feature lighting is designed into the project. Read full case study

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Princes Highway Upgrade

South Nowra
Completed 2014

The southern section of upgraded highway
  • The southern section of upgraded highway

    The southern section of upgraded highway

  • The upgraded highway with spotted gums in the median

    The upgraded highway with spotted gums in the median

  • The southern section of upgraded highway

    The southern section of upgraded highway

  • The upgraded highway with spotted gums in the median

    The upgraded highway with spotted gums in the median

Princes Highway Upgrade

South Nowra / Completed 2014

This upgrade was constructed to improve safety and reduce the number of crashes over a 6.3 kilometre length of the Princes Highway south of Nowra, as well as reduce local traffic congestion. The design consists of portions of duplicated carriageway, widening and intersection treatments, as well as improvements for cyclists and pedestrians. Read full case study

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Newcastle Inner City Bypass

Shortland to Sandgate
Completed 2014

View of the bypass looking north
  • View of the bypass looking north

    View of the bypass looking north

  • Sandgate Road underpass

    Sandgate Road underpass

  • Bridge over the Ironbark Creek tributary

    Bridge over the Ironbark Creek tributary

  • View of the bypass looking north

    View of the bypass looking north

  • Sandgate Road underpass

    Sandgate Road underpass

  • Bridge over the Ironbark Creek tributary

    Bridge over the Ironbark Creek tributary

Newcastle Inner City Bypass

Shortland to Sandgate / Completed 2014

The 1.8 kilometre Shortland to Sandgate project forms the northern extent of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass. Although relatively short, the project takes in a number of features which make this an interesting route from the road user’s perspective. The combination of relatively flat land with trees generally blocks long distance views, however on the higher areas panoramic views above the trees are available. New bridges cross the creek tributary and the railway line. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Sapphire to Woolgoolga
Completed 2014

The coastal zone characterised by the presence of the Pacific Ocean
  • The coastal zone characterised by the presence of the Pacific Ocean

    The coastal zone characterised by the presence of the Pacific Ocean

  • The northern zone of the project as it passes through forest and agricultural land

    The northern zone of the project as it passes through forest and agricultural land

  • The coastal zone characterised by the presence of the Pacific Ocean

    The coastal zone characterised by the presence of the Pacific Ocean

  • The northern zone of the project as it passes through forest and agricultural land

    The northern zone of the project as it passes through forest and agricultural land

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Sapphire to Woolgoolga / Completed 2014

The Sapphire to Woolgoolga project is a 25 kilometre upgrade of the Pacific Highway to a four lane divided highway. It commences from just north of Coffs Harbour to Arrawarra Beach Road on the northern approach to the coastal village of Woolgoolga. Providing a continuous alternative local road between Sapphire and Woolgoolga for local traffic, the completion of the upgrade has resulted in improved road safety. Read full case study

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Hunter Expressway

New South Wales
Completed 2014

Rest area near the Buchanan floodplain
  • Rest area near the Buchanan floodplain

    Rest area near the Buchanan floodplain

  • The alignment through the Sugarloaf Range

    The alignment through the Sugarloaf Range

  • ‘Portal’ bridge design

    ‘Portal’ bridge design

  • Rest area near the Buchanan floodplain

    Rest area near the Buchanan floodplain

  • The alignment through the Sugarloaf Range

    The alignment through the Sugarloaf Range

  • ‘Portal’ bridge design

    ‘Portal’ bridge design

Hunter Expressway

New South Wales / Completed 2014

The 40 kilometre Hunter Expressway delivers a four-lane motorway link between the M1 Pacific Motorway, near Seahampton and the New England Highway, west of Branxton. One of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in NSW, the Hunter Expressway provides significant improvements in travel time and safety for motorists travelling in this part of the Hunter region. Read full case study

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ANZAC Bridge Maintenance Project

Sydney
Completed 2013

A helix was welded to the cable sheath to prevent rain water forming a drip line which has been causing uplift and movement in the cables
  • A helix was welded to the cable sheath to prevent rain water forming a drip line which has been causing uplift and movement in the cables

    A helix was welded to the cable sheath to prevent rain water forming a drip line which has been causing uplift and movement in the cables

  • The new fence was designed to fit into the existing bridge aesthetic with tapered posts and an unobtrusive mesh allowing views from the structure

    The new fence was designed to fit into the existing bridge aesthetic with tapered posts and an unobtrusive mesh allowing views from the structure

  • The upgrade work has been designed to ensure the bridge remains an iconic structure and retains its connection to the city

    The upgrade work has been designed to ensure the bridge remains an iconic structure and retains its connection to the city

  • A helix was welded to the cable sheath to prevent rain water forming a drip line which has been causing uplift and movement in the cables

    A helix was welded to the cable sheath to prevent rain water forming a drip line which has been causing uplift and movement in the cables

  • The new fence was designed to fit into the existing bridge aesthetic with tapered posts and an unobtrusive mesh allowing views from the structure

    The new fence was designed to fit into the existing bridge aesthetic with tapered posts and an unobtrusive mesh allowing views from the structure

  • The upgrade work has been designed to ensure the bridge remains an iconic structure and retains its connection to the city

    The upgrade work has been designed to ensure the bridge remains an iconic structure and retains its connection to the city

  • Anzac Plaque installation timelapse

ANZAC Bridge Maintenance Project

Sydney / Completed 2013

Opened in 1995, the ANZAC Bridge is a dramatic Sydney landmark and vital connection for Sydney. Like many of the early cable stay bridges it suffered from instability in the cables so in 2013 a strengthening project fixed this condition securing the bridge for the future. The success of this project was dependent on how well the work was designed so that the bridge remained a high quality Sydney icon. Read full case study

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Central Coast Highway Upgrade

Erina and Wamberal
Completed 2013

View of the highway upgrade
  • View of the highway upgrade

    View of the highway upgrade

  • Low sandstone retaining walls were used to protect the roots of existing trees being retained

    Low sandstone retaining walls were used to protect the roots of existing trees being retained

  • The highway upgrade at Brooks Hill, with a split carriageway and retaining wall to achieve a better fit of the project with topography

    The highway upgrade at Brooks Hill, with a split carriageway and retaining wall to achieve a better fit of the project with topography

  • View of the highway upgrade

    View of the highway upgrade

  • Low sandstone retaining walls were used to protect the roots of existing trees being retained

    Low sandstone retaining walls were used to protect the roots of existing trees being retained

  • The highway upgrade at Brooks Hill, with a split carriageway and retaining wall to achieve a better fit of the project with topography

    The highway upgrade at Brooks Hill, with a split carriageway and retaining wall to achieve a better fit of the project with topography

Central Coast Highway Upgrade

Erina and Wamberal / Completed 2013

The Central Coast Highway provides an important connection between Gosford and The Entrance and also between the beach suburbs and hinterland. The project resulted in improved safety and capacity along a 4.4 kilometre section of highway between Carlton Road and Ocean View Drive. This section of the Central Coast Highway was recognised as having a very attractive rural character, travelling through a landscape dominated by numerous tall trees and large gardens. Read full case study

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M2 Motorway Upgrade

Sydney
Completed 2013

The motorway winds through the Sydney bushland landscape
  • The motorway winds through the Sydney bushland landscape

    The motorway winds through the Sydney bushland landscape

  • A combination of walls were used in contrasting colours which has given the corridor a ‘lift’ in its appearance

    A combination of walls were used in contrasting colours which has given the corridor a ‘lift’ in its appearance

  • Sandstone has been kept as a final finish to the cuttings, the dark walls visually recede

    Sandstone has been kept as a final finish to the cuttings, the dark walls visually recede

  • The motorway winds through the Sydney bushland landscape

    The motorway winds through the Sydney bushland landscape

  • A combination of walls were used in contrasting colours which has given the corridor a ‘lift’ in its appearance

    A combination of walls were used in contrasting colours which has given the corridor a ‘lift’ in its appearance

  • Sandstone has been kept as a final finish to the cuttings, the dark walls visually recede

    Sandstone has been kept as a final finish to the cuttings, the dark walls visually recede

M2 Motorway Upgrade

Sydney / Completed 2013

The Hills M2 motorway underwent an upgrade by the M2 operator Transurban between 2011 and 2013. New lanes were added to the existing motorway to provide increased transport capacity on the Sydney Orbital and better connections to the city. New ramps were built to improve connectivity and the tunnel was widened. New noise walls were installed, bridges were widened and seven hectares of bushland were revegetated. Read full case study

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Hume Highway Duplication

Southern Town Bypasses
Completed 2013

Several new highway bridges and local road bridges were designed and constructed, ensuring a commitment to aesthetics is both cost effective and elegant
  • Several new highway bridges and local road bridges were designed and constructed, ensuring a commitment to aesthetics is both cost effective and elegant

    Several new highway bridges and local road bridges were designed and constructed, ensuring a commitment to aesthetics is both cost effective and elegant

  • A new town entry and highway marker sign installed at Tarcutta, marking the halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne

    A new town entry and highway marker sign installed at Tarcutta, marking the halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne

  • Sensitively integrated engineering and urban design principles minimise environmental impacts delivering high quality road user experience

    Sensitively integrated engineering and urban design principles minimise environmental impacts delivering high quality road user experience

  • The Main Street within the bypassed towns benefit from the removal of heavy vehicles with improvements to amenity

    The Main Street within the bypassed towns benefit from the removal of heavy vehicles with improvements to amenity

  • Several new highway bridges and local road bridges were designed and constructed, ensuring a commitment to aesthetics is both cost effective and elegant

    Several new highway bridges and local road bridges were designed and constructed, ensuring a commitment to aesthetics is both cost effective and elegant

  • A new town entry and highway marker sign installed at Tarcutta, marking the halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne

    A new town entry and highway marker sign installed at Tarcutta, marking the halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne

  • Sensitively integrated engineering and urban design principles minimise environmental impacts delivering high quality road user experience

    Sensitively integrated engineering and urban design principles minimise environmental impacts delivering high quality road user experience

  • The Main Street within the bypassed towns benefit from the removal of heavy vehicles with improvements to amenity

    The Main Street within the bypassed towns benefit from the removal of heavy vehicles with improvements to amenity

Hume Highway Duplication

Southern Town Bypasses / Completed 2013

Completion of the Tarcutta and Woomargama bypasses and opening of the Holbrook bypass in August 2013 completed the 808 kilometre Hume Highway duplication. After almost five decades of work, the Hume Highway was transformed from an unsafe single carriageway into a modern four lane dual carriageway linking Sydney and Melbourne. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Bulahdelah Bypass
Completed 2013

The simple elegant design of the bridges over the Myall River is sensitive to the river landscape and views from the town
  • The simple elegant design of the bridges over the Myall River is sensitive to the river landscape and views from the town

    The simple elegant design of the bridges over the Myall River is sensitive to the river landscape and views from the town

  • The truss bridge designed in keeping with the industrial and mining heritage of the Alum Mountain forms a milestone on the Pacific Highway

    The truss bridge designed in keeping with the industrial and mining heritage of the Alum Mountain forms a milestone on the Pacific Highway

  • A memorial flower motif was integrated into the Bulahdelah access bridge fence design

    A memorial flower motif was integrated into the Bulahdelah access bridge fence design

  • The simple elegant design of the bridges over the Myall River is sensitive to the river landscape and views from the town

    The simple elegant design of the bridges over the Myall River is sensitive to the river landscape and views from the town

  • The truss bridge designed in keeping with the industrial and mining heritage of the Alum Mountain forms a milestone on the Pacific Highway

    The truss bridge designed in keeping with the industrial and mining heritage of the Alum Mountain forms a milestone on the Pacific Highway

  • A memorial flower motif was integrated into the Bulahdelah access bridge fence design

    A memorial flower motif was integrated into the Bulahdelah access bridge fence design

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Bulahdelah Bypass / Completed 2013

Located between Bulahdelah and the edge of Alum Mountain and spanning the Myall River, the 8.6 kilometre bypass of Bulahdelah opened in June 2013 after three years of construction. Two access points to the town of Bulahdelah at the north and south of the project help ensure good connections for road users and a safe place to stop with facilities. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Kempsey Bypass
Completed 2013

Flooding of the Macleay River during construction demonstrates the need for the long bridge
  • Flooding of the Macleay River during construction demonstrates the need for the long bridge

    Flooding of the Macleay River during construction demonstrates the need for the long bridge

  • Overbridge on the bypass section replicates the Pacific Highway ‘family’ of bridges

    Overbridge on the bypass section replicates the Pacific Highway ‘family’ of bridges

  • The Macleay River Bridge

    The Macleay River Bridge

  • View of the approach to the Macleay River Bridge

    View of the approach to the Macleay River Bridge

  • Flooding of the Macleay River during construction demonstrates the need for the long bridge

    Flooding of the Macleay River during construction demonstrates the need for the long bridge

  • Overbridge on the bypass section replicates the Pacific Highway ‘family’ of bridges

    Overbridge on the bypass section replicates the Pacific Highway ‘family’ of bridges

  • The Macleay River Bridge

    The Macleay River Bridge

  • View of the approach to the Macleay River Bridge

    View of the approach to the Macleay River Bridge

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Kempsey Bypass / Completed 2013

This 14.5 kilometre section of the Pacific Highway upgrade was built as part of the Australian Government’s Building Australia Fund. To maximise the benefits to the Australian economy, the project was split into two contracts – Kempsey Bypass and the Macleay River crossing. Roads and Maritime managed the design with both contractors and ensured a consistency of style and quality. Read full case study

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M1 Pacific Motorway

Tuggerah Interchange
Completed 2013

View of the new commuter car park
  • View of the new commuter car park

    View of the new commuter car park

  • The carefully considered retaining wall against the northbound carriageway of the M1 Pacific Motorway

    The carefully considered retaining wall against the northbound carriageway of the M1 Pacific Motorway

  • View of the new commuter car park

    View of the new commuter car park

  • The carefully considered retaining wall against the northbound carriageway of the M1 Pacific Motorway

    The carefully considered retaining wall against the northbound carriageway of the M1 Pacific Motorway

M1 Pacific Motorway

Tuggerah Interchange / Completed 2013

The Tuggerah interchange provides access to Tuggerah and Wyong from the M1 Pacific Motorway. These important centres on the NSW Central Coast have experienced a high level of growth, with decreased performance and safety at the interchange. The interchange has also become popular as an informal site for commuters carpooling to Newcastle and Sydney. Read full case study

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Princes Highway Upgrade

Victoria Creek
Completed 2013

The upgraded highway pictured between remnant spotted gums and Gulaga
  • The upgraded highway pictured between remnant spotted gums and Gulaga

    The upgraded highway pictured between remnant spotted gums and Gulaga

  • The upgraded highway crossing the Victoria Creek valley

    The upgraded highway crossing the Victoria Creek valley

  • Rock cuttings forming the northern gateway

    Rock cuttings forming the northern gateway

  • The upgraded highway pictured between remnant spotted gums and Gulaga

    The upgraded highway pictured between remnant spotted gums and Gulaga

  • The upgraded highway crossing the Victoria Creek valley

    The upgraded highway crossing the Victoria Creek valley

  • Rock cuttings forming the northern gateway

    Rock cuttings forming the northern gateway

Princes Highway Upgrade

Victoria Creek / Completed 2013

The upgrade of the Princes Highway at Victoria Creek improves a narrow and winding section of the highway, aims to reduce the crash rate, and increase the road efficiency. This highly scenic area of the NSW south coast comprises predominately of undulating agricultural land with remnant vegetation dominated by spotted gums and water courses. Read full case study

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Epping Road Pedestrian Bridge

Marsfield
Completed 2012

The arch spans the road avoiding a central pier
  • The arch spans the road avoiding a central pier

    The arch spans the road avoiding a central pier

  • The project considered both the bridge design and landscape design, to help integrate the bridge into the surrounding environment

    The project considered both the bridge design and landscape design, to help integrate the bridge into the surrounding environment

  • Epping Road was closed during the night to allow the bridge structure to be craned into place

    Epping Road was closed during the night to allow the bridge structure to be craned into place

  • The arch spans the road avoiding a central pier

    The arch spans the road avoiding a central pier

  • The project considered both the bridge design and landscape design, to help integrate the bridge into the surrounding environment

    The project considered both the bridge design and landscape design, to help integrate the bridge into the surrounding environment

  • Epping Road was closed during the night to allow the bridge structure to be craned into place

    Epping Road was closed during the night to allow the bridge structure to be craned into place

Epping Road Pedestrian Bridge

Marsfield / Completed 2012

Built as part of the Roads and Maritime Pedestrian Bridge Program, this arched bridge over Epping Road at Marsfield, aims to improve safety and access for Epping Boys High School students and local residents. At 3.6 metres wide and 41 metres long with ramps and stairs built on each side, the bridge provides a wide shared thoroughfare for pedestrians, cyclists and persons with mobility aids and prams. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Banora Point
Completed 2012

Overview of the Banora Point Upgrade, looking south from Tweed Heads to Tweed River
  • Overview of the Banora Point Upgrade, looking south from Tweed Heads to Tweed River

    Overview of the Banora Point Upgrade, looking south from Tweed Heads to Tweed River

  • View north through the main cutting

    View north through the main cutting

  • Valley floor under the viaduct; the heritage terraces are to the left of the picture

    Valley floor under the viaduct; the heritage terraces are to the left of the picture

  • Overview of the Banora Point Upgrade, looking south from Tweed Heads to Tweed River

    Overview of the Banora Point Upgrade, looking south from Tweed Heads to Tweed River

  • View north through the main cutting

    View north through the main cutting

  • Valley floor under the viaduct; the heritage terraces are to the left of the picture

    Valley floor under the viaduct; the heritage terraces are to the left of the picture

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Banora Point / Completed 2012

The 2.5 kilometre upgrade to the Pacific Highway between Barneys Point Bridge and the southern end of the Tweed Heads bypass provides a direct and safer connection between NSW and Queensland. The upgrade is a gateway experience to NSW, and includes the approach to the northern coastal river crossings that characterise the Pacific Highway, providing an attractive travel experience for highway and local route users. Read full case study

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Great Western Highway Upgrade

Lawson
Completed 2012

Careful integration of the project with the Lawson village has preserved several heritage buildings and culturally important sites
  • Careful integration of the project with the Lawson village has preserved several heritage buildings and culturally important sites

    Careful integration of the project with the Lawson village has preserved several heritage buildings and culturally important sites

  • A new design for Douglass Square complements the War Memorial at Honour Avenue

    A new design for Douglass Square complements the War Memorial at Honour Avenue

  • The project included an innovative realignment of 600 metres of railway line, while improving access to local services

    The project included an innovative realignment of 600 metres of railway line, while improving access to local services

  • The new highway alignment avoided impact on heritage listed Sydney Rock

    The new highway alignment avoided impact on heritage listed Sydney Rock

  • Characteristic colours of the railway heritage and natural bushland are reflected in the new railway infrastructure

    Characteristic colours of the railway heritage and natural bushland are reflected in the new railway infrastructure

  • Careful integration of the project with the Lawson village has preserved several heritage buildings and culturally important sites

    Careful integration of the project with the Lawson village has preserved several heritage buildings and culturally important sites

  • A new design for Douglass Square complements the War Memorial at Honour Avenue

    A new design for Douglass Square complements the War Memorial at Honour Avenue

  • The project included an innovative realignment of 600 metres of railway line, while improving access to local services

    The project included an innovative realignment of 600 metres of railway line, while improving access to local services

  • The new highway alignment avoided impact on heritage listed Sydney Rock

    The new highway alignment avoided impact on heritage listed Sydney Rock

  • Characteristic colours of the railway heritage and natural bushland are reflected in the new railway infrastructure

    Characteristic colours of the railway heritage and natural bushland are reflected in the new railway infrastructure

Great Western Highway Upgrade

Lawson / Completed 2012

The opening of stage two of the Great Western Highway upgrade through Lawson, named after the great explorer William Lawson, marked the culmination of over a decade of planning and design for this complex project. Early options for the project included a full town bypass, however after extensive consultation with the community and local stakeholders, a solution was found allowing the continuation of retail along the highway frontage. Read full case study

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Great Western Highway Upgrade

Wentworth Falls East
Completed 2012

Materials and characteristics of new elements were carefully designed to fit with the local area
  • Materials and characteristics of new elements were carefully designed to fit with the local area

    Materials and characteristics of new elements were carefully designed to fit with the local area

  • The undulating highway alignment fits well with the rolling local landform and provides an interesting road user experience

    The undulating highway alignment fits well with the rolling local landform and provides an interesting road user experience

  • The network of shared pedestrian and cycle pathways link with the village centre and connect to local streets

    The network of shared pedestrian and cycle pathways link with the village centre and connect to local streets

  • Materials and characteristics of new elements were carefully designed to fit with the local area

    Materials and characteristics of new elements were carefully designed to fit with the local area

  • The undulating highway alignment fits well with the rolling local landform and provides an interesting road user experience

    The undulating highway alignment fits well with the rolling local landform and provides an interesting road user experience

  • The network of shared pedestrian and cycle pathways link with the village centre and connect to local streets

    The network of shared pedestrian and cycle pathways link with the village centre and connect to local streets

Great Western Highway Upgrade

Wentworth Falls East / Completed 2012

This project opened to traffic in September 2012 marking the final stage of the upgrade through Wentworth Falls. A highlight of the drive through this part of the Blue Mountains is the undulating carriageways parallel to the Western Railway, progressively revealing aspects of the village and highlighting the rolling local landform. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Glenugie
Completed 2011

The upgraded highway pictured through Glenugie State Forest looking north to Grafton
  • The upgraded highway pictured through Glenugie State Forest looking north to Grafton

    The upgraded highway pictured through Glenugie State Forest looking north to Grafton

  • Natural forest regeneration and vegetated batter stabilisation from endemic seed bank and site-won materials fit the upgraded highway into the landscape

    Natural forest regeneration and vegetated batter stabilisation from endemic seed bank and site-won materials fit the upgraded highway into the landscape

  • The upgraded highway pictured through Glenugie State Forest looking north to Grafton

    The upgraded highway pictured through Glenugie State Forest looking north to Grafton

  • Natural forest regeneration and vegetated batter stabilisation from endemic seed bank and site-won materials fit the upgraded highway into the landscape

    Natural forest regeneration and vegetated batter stabilisation from endemic seed bank and site-won materials fit the upgraded highway into the landscape

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Glenugie / Completed 2011

Located around 15 kilometres south of Grafton, the Glenugie section of the Pacific Highway Upgrade Program was completed in 2013. Seven kilometres long, the upgrade was built alongside the existing highway, through the Glenugie State Forest, making use of the old carriageway alignment. Read full case study

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Cammeray Bus Layover

Warringah Freeway
Completed 2011

The scale and weathering of the sandstone cutting matches the existing freeway whilst retaining and adding to the landscape buffer for the residences above
  • The scale and weathering of the sandstone cutting matches the existing freeway whilst retaining and adding to the landscape buffer for the residences above

    The scale and weathering of the sandstone cutting matches the existing freeway whilst retaining and adding to the landscape buffer for the residences above

  • The natural sandstone cutting with blockwork in-fill reducing the impact of the driver facilities

    The natural sandstone cutting with blockwork in-fill reducing the impact of the driver facilities

  • New plantings of native grasses and trees retain the leafy character of the road corridor

    New plantings of native grasses and trees retain the leafy character of the road corridor

  • The scale and weathering of the sandstone cutting matches the existing freeway whilst retaining and adding to the landscape buffer for the residences above

    The scale and weathering of the sandstone cutting matches the existing freeway whilst retaining and adding to the landscape buffer for the residences above

  • The natural sandstone cutting with blockwork in-fill reducing the impact of the driver facilities

    The natural sandstone cutting with blockwork in-fill reducing the impact of the driver facilities

  • New plantings of native grasses and trees retain the leafy character of the road corridor

    New plantings of native grasses and trees retain the leafy character of the road corridor

Cammeray Bus Layover

Warringah Freeway / Completed 2011

The Cammeray bus layover provides parking for around 30 buses waiting to access the CBD for commuters during the afternoon peak hour. The layover improves bus reliability and avoids unnecessary bus travel on local streets or buses parking inappropriately. Additional space was created by excavation into the existing sandstone cutting and the use of the landscaped verge. Read full case study

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Third Crossing of the Hunter River

Maitland
Completed 2011

Aerial view of the Harry Boyle Bridge with East Maitland in the background
  • Aerial view of the Harry Boyle Bridge with East Maitland in the background

    Aerial view of the Harry Boyle Bridge with East Maitland in the background

  • View of the Harry Boyle Bridge

    View of the Harry Boyle Bridge

  • Harry Boyle Bridge sitting within its floodplain context

    Harry Boyle Bridge sitting within its floodplain context

  • Aerial view of the Harry Boyle Bridge with East Maitland in the background

    Aerial view of the Harry Boyle Bridge with East Maitland in the background

  • View of the Harry Boyle Bridge

    View of the Harry Boyle Bridge

  • Harry Boyle Bridge sitting within its floodplain context

    Harry Boyle Bridge sitting within its floodplain context

Third Crossing of the Hunter River

Maitland / Completed 2011

The upgrade of the five kilometre route between Bolwarra and East Maitland provides a more convenient connection between farmland and the communities of Bolwarra and Largs north of the Hunter River. The project has provided an alternative crossing point between Maitland to the east and Morpeth to the west, reducing congestion on Maitland’s Belmore Bridge. Read full case study

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Pacific Highway Upgrade

Ballina
Completed: 2011

Teven Road interchange, a gateway to Ballina
  • Teven Road interchange, a gateway to Ballina

    Teven Road interchange, a gateway to Ballina

  • Ballina bypass at dusk

    Ballina bypass at dusk

  • Teven Road interchange, a gateway to Ballina

    Teven Road interchange, a gateway to Ballina

  • Ballina bypass at dusk

    Ballina bypass at dusk

Pacific Highway Upgrade

Ballina / Completed: 2011

The $640 million Ballina bypass project is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. The 12 kilometre dual carriageway extends from south of Ballina at the intersection of the Bruxner and Pacific highways to north of Ballina at the intersection of Ross Lane at Tintenbar. Read full case study

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