Arrawarra rest area approved

26 November 2012

The Arrawarra rest area has been approved by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure as part of the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade.

“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is now considering options and timing to build the rest area,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“While a rest area was proposed as part of the initial upgrade plan, further consultation and assessment of suitable sites was carried out and the Arrawarra site was selected. Approval was then sought for the recently approved site.

“Reports are available on the RMS website including the approved concept design.

“Detailed refinements include storm water quality and drainage improvements.

Other enhancements include:

  • Mounted lighting which limits the effects on nearby land
  • Rainwater tanks to flush amenities
  • Noise walls
  • Measures to monitor and maintain landscaping including weed control.

“Rest areas are an important component of highway designs, as they encourage and ensure motorists have a place to rest on long trips. The Arrawarra rest area forms part of the overall rest area strategy for the Pacific Highway,” the spokesperson said.

For more information on the Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade visit

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