Fingal Bay Link Road

The NSW Government has announced $188 million in funding to plan the Fingal Bay Link Road.

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NOV 2020

NOV 2020Have your say

The community is invited to have its say on three proposed routes that are being investigated for the Fingal Bay Link Road. All routes would improve access to Fingal Bay. We are encouraging the community to provide their comments so we can understand the community’s concerns and preferences for a link road.

The proposed routes for the Fingal Bay Link Road are described in the November project update (PDF, 1.15Mb) and in the proposed options map on this page.

The community is invited to provide comment by 5pm on Friday 11 December to:

fingalbay@transport.nsw.gov.au or

Fingal Bay project team
Transport for NSW
Locked Bag 2030
Newcastle NSW 2300

Fingal Bay Link Road - Proposed options

Fingal Bay Link Road - Proposed options

Project information

Transport for NSW has carried out preliminary investigations to plan for the Fingal Bay Link Road.

Access to Fingal Bay is currently through Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay, creating congestion within Nelson Bay during peak holiday periods.

With forecast population growth and increased tourist activity, the planned link road would ease congestion, improve traffic flow and improve safety for all road users.

As part of the early investigation phase, three route options have been developed that would improve access to Fingal Bay.

Proposed Option 1 –  Fingal Bay Link Road

  • Starts at Nelson Bay Road
  • Passes east through the Tomaree National Park
  • Joins Government Road/Sylvia Street in Shoal Bay

A road corridor has been acquired by Port Stephens Council through the National Park and has been preserved in Port Stephens Council's Local Environment Plan.

Proposed Option 2 –  Austral Street Extension

  • Starts at Church Street roundabout in Nelson Bay
  • Joins Government Road/Sylvia Street in Shoal Bay
  • Includes local road network improvements, widening of Austral Street and a new road link between Austral Street and Government Road/Sylvia Street in Shoal Bay
  • Passes south-east through the Tomaree National Park and would require some acquisition of national park land.

Proposed Option 3 – Local Road Network Improvements

  • Consists of local road network improvements to the main peninsula road network corridors between Nelson Bay Road in the west and Government Road/Sylvia Street in the east
  • Involves Transport working with Port Stephens Council to identify possible intersection upgrades, road improvements, town centre beautification projects and amenity improvements.

We will consider the feedback received from the community on the possible route options and will report back on the outcomes in 2021.
We will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as planning progresses.

Project documents

 

Contact us

For more information contact the project team during business hours on 1800 749 234 or email fingalbay@transport.nsw.gov.au.

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