Wamberal to Bateau Bay

Central Coast Highway upgrade - Wamberal to Bateau Bay

Transport for NSW is planning to upgrade the Central Coast Highway for 3.8 kilometres between Wamberal and Bateau Bay. The proposal will see the highway upgraded to two lanes in both directions between the Tumbi Road intersection and Bateau Bay Road intersection to improve travel time and safety for 26,500 motorists who use this section of highway daily.

Latest news

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Thank you for your feedback

Early investigations and design work is being carried out for the Central Coast Highway upgrade between Wamberal and Bateau Bay.

We invited community feedback on the initial designs between 3 June and 10 July 2020.

We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback during this stage of the project.

We are now in the process of reviewing this feedback to help us prepare the next stage of the project.

All feedback along with our responses will be published in a Consultation Summary report in late 2020.

The designs can be viewed in the June community update (PDF, 2.47Mb).

View or download a high resolution detailed map (PDF, 13.05Mb).

You can also view our Facebook Live chat, where our project team answered some key questions from the community, below.

As with all major infrastructure projects in a constrained urban environment, there will be an impact on property owners. The project team is conscious of this and will continue to work closely with property owners who are identified at this stage of the project as being potentially affected

Project information

The NSW Government committed $387 million in March 2019 to duplicate the Central Coast Highway between Wamberal and Bateau Bay.

The NSW Government has invested $4 million to enable Transport to progress early planning for this project.

Around 26,500 motorists use this section of the highway daily and this upgrade will ensure the Central Coast Highway between Wamberal and Bateau Bay is prepared to handle future growth.

  • Improved consistent travel time and reducing congestion between Wamberal and Bateau Bay
  • Reduced delays at key intersections
  • Improved road user safety
  • Safer cycling and pedestrian facilities, particularly near intersections
  • Enhancing economic growth and productivity, particularly during busy holiday times

New Traffic lights at:

  • Tumbi Road intersection
  • Crystal Street intersection
  • Forresters Beach Road intersection
  • Bellevue Road intersection
  • Passage Road / Coleridge Road intersection
  • Existing traffic lights at Bateau Bay Road will be modified


  • Cresthaven Avenue roundabout upgraded to two through lanes in both directions on the Highway.

Left in - left out only at:

  • Bakali Road intersection
  • Alistair Avenue intersection
  • Coleridge Road (north entry) intersection

Dedicated right turn lane in and out at:

  • Apollo Resort Entry, Wamberal
  • Mistview Circuit intersection
  • Whalans Road intersection

Dedicated right turn lane in and u-turn facility at:

  • Maas Parade

Bus bays:

  • New indented bus bays north and south of the Tumbi Road intersection
  • New indented bus bays on the northern side of Passage and Coleridge Road intersection.
  • Existing bus bay on Tumbi Road approach removed
  • Existing bus bay on southern side of Bellevue Road removed

Shared path:

  • 3 metres wide on the whole length of the eastern side (3.8 km)


  • 1.5 metre wide footpath on whole length of western side (3.3km), except between Bellevue Road and Passage Road

On road cycleway/shoulder:

  • 2 metre wide on-road cycleway in both directions between Tumbi Road and Cresthaven Avenue.

Project documents


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