The Arthur Hall VC Way
Coolabah to Brewarrina Road dedicated as the Arthur Hall VC WayHer Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales performed this dedication on 8 December 2011 at a community celebration involving family members, elected representatives and local residents. Thank you to everyone who made this day special. View the special commemorative brochure of the Arthur Hall VC Way event.
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About Western region
Western region contains sweeping plains, rugged mountain ranges and experiences drought, locust plagues and flooding rains, snow and ice. Temperatures range from the very high in the far west to very low in the eastern part of the region.
- Western region covers 431,964 square kilometres of NSW - 54 per cent.
- Western region covers 28 local government areas.
- 6,314 kilometres of State roads - managed and maintained by Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority).
- 2,978 kilometres of regional and local roads - managed and maintained by Roads and Maritime Services (formerly Roads and Traffic Authority).
Major highways in Western region
The Newell Highway (State Highway 17) is the longest highway in New South Wales, stretching over 1,060 kilometres from the Victorian border at Tocumwal to the Queensland border at Goondiwindi. It is a major freight route from Melbourne to Brisbane for heavy vehicles.
It is also a route for interstate travellers and tourists between Melbourne or Adelaide in the south to Brisbane in the north, as it is the most direct route.
The Great Western Highway (State Highway 5) is the main road link between Sydney and Lithgow and beyond to the central west of New South Wales. The highway serves as a key freight route between Sydney and the central west of NSW, including the timber industry in the Oberon area.
Heavy vehicles make up about 15 per cent of the traffic. It is also a tourist route with destinations including the Blue Mountains, historic Hartley, Jenolan Caves, Mudgee and Bathurst.
Regional Manager, Peter Dearden
Other highways in the region
- The Castlereagh.
- The Carnarvon.
- The Oxley.
- The Kamilaroi.
- The Mid-Western.
- The Mitchell.
- The Silver City.
- The Barrier Highway.
- The Cobb