New Dubbo Bridge

Roads and Maritime Services is planning for a new bridge across the Macquarie River in Dubbo.

A new bridge would improve freight efficiency on the Newell Highway, reduce traffic congestion and provide an alternative route during flooding events and maintenance work on existing bridges.

Aerial view of the existing Macquarie River crossings in Dubbo

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services sought community feedback on the six corridor options from Monday 16 May to Monday 13 June. This consultation period has now closed.

Local residents, community organisations, businesses and government agencies were notified via community announcements across local print, digital and radio media. We hosted eight community events, including drop-in sessions at Orana Mall, Church Street Rotunda and the Dubbo Farmers Market and briefing events for key stakeholder groups.

Next steps

Using feedback from the community and traffic, environment and heritage and socio-economic studies, a decision will be made on a location for the new bridge.

We expect a preferred option for a new bridge to be confirmed mid 2017.

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