Albion Park Rail bypass - Princes Highway upgrade

Roads and Maritime Services is building an extension of the M1 Princes Motorway between Yallah and Oak Flats to bypass Albion Park Rail. The NSW Government is funding the $630 million project. The bypass would complete the 'missing link' for a high standard road between Sydney and Bomaderry.

The existing Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail

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Asbestos Remediation work in Yallah

During early clearing activities for the Albion Park Rail bypass, asbestos containing material was found within the project site at Yallah. In order to appropriately manage the contaminated areas, a combination of controls has been employed in line with current industry best practice.

A licenced, qualified team of specialists have been engaged to perform the remedial site works, which began on Wednesday 17 July 2019 and is expected to be complete by mid-August. For more information, view our Asbestos Fact Sheet (PDF, 349kb).

Temporary access changes at Croom Regional Sporting Complex

As part of the work taking place at the Croom Regional Sporting Complex, there will be some changes to how the public will access the facilities. Full closure of some access roads is required within the sporting complex for the safety of our workers and the public.
The access road closure will be in place from Monday 1 July 2019 for up to 12 weeks, weather permitting.

For more information on how this will affect you, view the July 2019 notification (PDF, 236Kb).

Project background

In the mid 1990s, the then Roads and Traffic Authority undertook a study which identified a preferred route for the bypass.

To reserve land for this bypass route, a road corridor was included in the Wollongong and Shellharbour City Council local environmental plans. This road corridor protects the route from development and reserves land for the road.

In 2013 Roads and Maritime reviewed the road corridor and confirmed the reserved corridor is suitable for a bypass of Albion Park Rail. See the Road Corridor Review Report for more information.

The Submissions and Preferred Infrastructure Report was released in September 2017.

This report addresses over 100 submissions received during the display of the EIS in late 2015. This report also considers additional consultation that took place since the EIS display.

To view the report please visit the Department of Planning and Environment website.


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