About this project
In 2012 the NSW and Australian governments agreed on a $250 million revised program of work for the upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow.
This program of work includes:
- Finalising the concept design and road boundaries for upgrading the highway between Mount Victoria and Lithgow. In 2013 the final concept design and road boundaries were confirmed and displayed to the community and have now been placed on the Local Environment Plans of Blue Mountains and Lithgow city councils
- A three lane upgrade at Forty Bends and safety upgrade through Hartley Valley is now being constructed
- Safety upgrades in Mount Victoria village – due to start in late 2015
- Safety upgrades from Katoomba to Mount Victoria – being designed.
In September 2011 the NSW Government engaged Evans and Peck to carry out an independent review of the proposed upgrade of the Great Western Highway west of Katoomba.
This review was initiated after concerns were raised by members of the local community about environmental, cultural, social and economic impacts of the upgrade projects and to ensure the best value for money was obtained from the investment. View or download the review report.
The NSW and Australian governments have now agreed on a $250 million revised program of work for the upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow.
Community update - revised package of upgrades to improve safety and travel conditions between Katoomba and Lithgow.
Review of Great Western Highway Upgrades west of Katoomba - January 2012 by Evans and Peck.