Pacific Highway, Charmhaven

Safety improvements on the Pacific Highway at Charmhaven

Transport for NSW is planning to improve safety between Awaba Avenue and Moala Parade.

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FEB 2020

FEB 2020Consultation closed

Community and stakeholders were invited to comment on a proposal to improve safety on the Pacific Highway at Charmhaven in February.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and provide feedback.

More information about the proposed design is available in the project notification (PDF, 971Kb).

Project information

The NSW Government is investing in a proposal to improve safety and reduce the risk and severity of crashes along a 1.7 kilometre section of the Pacific Highway at Charmhaven.

In the five years to June 2019, there were 41 crashes along this section of the highway, including 26 rear-end crashes. 30 of these crashes resulted in injury.

The proposal involves:

  • providing dedicated right turn bays on the Pacific Highway to assist motorists turning into Jetty Avenue, the shopping village service road and Awaba Avenue
  • installing raised concrete medians to prevent motorists from making right turn movements in and out of  Parkside Drive, Norah Avenue, Windermere Avenue and Munmorah Avenue. These intersections will become left in and left out only
  • banning the right turn from the Pacific Highway into Lowana Avenue (the right turn movement from Lowana Avenue onto the Pacific Highway will still be permitted)
  • widening the western side of the Pacific Highway to accommodate the new right turn bays and medians
  • installing 170 metres of guardrail to help prevent motorists from veering off the road
  • some minor improvements to the shopping village service road
  • installing new signage and improving line marking.

We will keep the community updated as the project progresses.

Project documents

Project notifications

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February 2020 project notification

Have your say – Proposed safety improvements on the Pacific Highway, Charmhaven.



Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact:


Phone: 02 4352 5411

Mail: David Crowley
Transport for NSW
Locked Bag 2030
Newcastle 2300 NSW

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