Newell Highway

The Newell Highway is the longest highway in NSW, stretching over 1060 kilometres from the Victorian border at Tocumwal to the Queensland border at Goondiwindi, and is a National Highway.

Newell Highway
Newell Highway

Updates and announcements

March 2015

The Baird Government's $500 million commitment to the long-awaited upgrade of the Newell Highway will deliver major improvements to the road and freight back bone of inland NSW.

Full media release (PDF, 91Kb)

May 2015

Transport for NSW in partnership with Roads and Maritime Services has now completed the Newell Highway Corridor Strategy and the Community Consultation Report. The strategy covers the transport needs of the corridor, including support for greater use of heavy vehicles towing multiple trailers, known as high productivity vehicles. The corridor strategy and consultation report are available to download from the Transport for NSW website.

Roads and Maritime manages the Newell Highway with funding from the NSW and Australian governments for road works and maintenance. Generally this road is two lanes with some formal overtaking opportunities.

The Newell Highway is of vital importance to communities living in Berrigan, Jerilderie, Urana, the Riverina, Coolamon, Narrandera, Bland, Weddin, Forbes, Parkes, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Coonabarabran, Narrabri and Moree Plains. It is the economic backbone for freight and livestock transporters, tourism operators, caravanners and holiday makers, emergency services, government, media and business owners.

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