Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow

Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow

Transport for NSW is planning an upgrade of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow to reduce the impact of flooding and improve connectivity.

The project will raise the height of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow to provide a more reliable connection during certain flood events.

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OCT 2020

OCT 2020Early work on Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow

Transport for NSW has recently awarded the contract to Daracon to build the new, two lane road that will be 1.5 metres higher than the existing road.

We will be establishing a site office and compound on Cessnock Road at the southern end of the project from Monday 12 October in preparation for the project commencing. We will use the compound for our site offices, to store materials and to access the project. We have included a map to show the location of the site office and compound. We will also be installing safety barriers and carrying out road surveying activities on Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow for one night on Monday 12 October. View or download the early works notification (PDF, 279Kb).

Construction of the project is expected to start later this year and be completed in early 2023, weather permitting.

Project Information

Cessnock Road is an important regional transport route that connects the Maitland area with the Hunter Expressway and broader community.

The road is subject to flooding at Testers Hollow, which affects local residents, commuters and freight in the surrounding area. Severe weather events can close Cessnock Road, resulting in social, economic and maintenance costs.

The Australian Government has announced $15 million and the NSW Government has announced $2 million for the upgrade at Testers Hollow.

The project would:

  • Reduce the frequency, duration and impact of flood events along Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow
  • Improve connectivity between the Maitland area, Hunter Expressway and broader community during flood events
  • Reduce flood-related social, economic and maintenance costs
  • Provide better conditions for on-road cyclists
  • Improve safety and reduce hazards.

We will continue working with the community and stakeholders during construction to understand issues and minimise potential impacts.

The construction of the proposal is expected to start later this year and be completed in early 2023, weather permitting.

We will continue to consult with the community and stakeholders as the project progresses.

Project documents

Community updates

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October 2020 community update

Early work for Cessnock Road, Testers Hollow upgrade from Monday 12 October 2020

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November 2019 community update

Submissions report online - Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow.

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August 2019 community update

Proposed upgrade of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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August 2019 frequently asked questions

Proposed upgrade of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow.

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Review of Environmental Factors

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Main report.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix A - Utilities located within the proposal area.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix B - Route options.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix C - Property acquisition.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix E - Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment report.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix F - Non-Aboriginal heritage assessment.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix G - Statutory consultation checklists.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix H -Flood assessment.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix I - Biodiversity assessment.

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Appendix J - Noise and vibration assessment.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix K - Preliminary site investigation.

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August 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix L - Landscape character and visual assessment report.

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Reports

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November 2019 submissions report

Cessnock road Upgrade at Testers Hollow.

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Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 595 220

Email: TestersHollow@daracon.com.au

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