Northern region

Additional crossing of the Clarence River at Grafton

Grafton Bridge

What's happening now ?

Investigations in response to the Director-General requirements for the environmental impact statement are currently underway.

The preliminary concept design is displayed in the November 2013 community update (PDF, 5MB) is now available.

Community feedback received on the preliminary concept design is now available in the Community feedback report (March 2014).

These comments will assist us in further refining the concept design.

Your comments on the design refinements outlined in the community update will assist us in further refining the concept design.

The proposal

The proposal is being assessed by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure as a State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) project under Part 5.1 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act).

A copy of the SSI application report provided by Roads and Maritime to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure is available on the Department's website.

Refer to the September 2013 community update (PDF, 50KB), for more details.

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Interactive maps

Interactive maps  have been developed to clearly show the issues and potential constraints associated with planning an additional crossing of the Clarence River.

Project displays

The November 2013 community update (PDF, 5 MB) and display panels showing the preferred option and describing the process from here have been placed at key locations in Grafton and surrounds. To find a static (unstaffed) display near you, please view the locations listed below:

  • Roads and Maritime Services Pacific Highway Office, 21 Prince Street, Grafton
  • Roads and Maritime Services Motor Registry Office, 3 King Street, Grafton
  • Roads and Maritime Services Regional Office, 31 Victoria Street, Grafton
  • Grafton Council Chambers and Grafton Library, 2 Prince Street, Grafton
  • Ulmarra Petrol Station/Post Office, Pacific Highway, Ulmarra
  • South Grafton News and Gifts, 38 Skinner Street, South Grafton
  • General Store Coutts Crossing, Armidale Road, Coutts Crossing
  • Junction Hill Family Store, 5 Casino Road, Junction Hill
  • Maclean Council Office, 50 River Street, Maclean
  • Yamba Library, Wooli Street, Yamba

The community update and panels are also available on the project documents page.