Have your say!

The NSW government is committed to actively engaging with community members and other stakeholders. Community consultation is undertaken on most projects except when emergency works need to be scheduled at short notice.

As well as this page, which provides information about projects currently open for comment, project managers and service providers seek feedback in various ways as required, for example through:

  • Newsletters including contact details for feedback
  • Displays with staff available in public locations
  • Community information sessions and workshops
  • Meetings to discuss specific issues
  • Online forums
  • Using the 'Have Your Say' online consultation portal.

Cessnock Road upgrade at Testers Hollow

Have your say

Background

Roads and Maritime Services is planning to raise the heights of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow to reduce the impact of flooding and improve connectivity.

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, subject to a final business case.

Project benefits

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

Community engagement

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

Next steps

At the end of the consultation period, Roads and Maritime will prepare a submissions report, which includes feedback received from the community and our responses. We will upload the report to this project webpage in the coming months.

Consultation Details

Submissions can be made by:

Consultation period

The report is on display until Tuesday 17 September 2019

Agency contact

New local road name for the existing Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Tyndale

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Background

Community feedback is being sought on a new local road name for the existing Pacific Highway between Glenugie and Tyndale. This section of the existing highway will be bypassed when the upgraded highway from Woolgoolga to Ballina opens to traffic. A new local road name will make it easier for emergency and postal services and visitors to find their way around the region. 

In July, the Pacific Highway (Glenugie to Tyndale) community update was released. The update provides an overview about the route changes including the bypass of South Grafton and Ulmarra, new interchanges at Glenugie and Tyndale and invites the community to have their say on a new local road name.

The community update includes a reply paid feedback form and was distributed to directly impacted residents, including Ulmarra and Tyndale communities. Copies are also available at local council offices and Roads and Maritime Services Regional Office in Grafton.

The community update is published online at pacifichighway.nsw.gov.au and an online feedback form is provided.

Consultation Details

Submissions can be made by:

Consultation period

Feedback is open until 5pm Friday 30 August

Agency contact

The Northern Road upgrade

Urban Design and Landscape Plan

Background

We are investing in safer and more reliable journeys for our customers, through connections to motorways and to new growth areas. The Northern Road is a key north-south arterial link between Richmond Road, Bligh Park and Camden Valley Way, Narellan. This approximately 51 kilometre road connects the North West Growth Area, the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area and South West Growth Area. It also intersects other major roads including the Great Western Highway, M4 Motorway, Elizabeth Drive and Bringelly Road.

We are planning for the future by delivering quality infrastructure to meet expected growth in the area. Without significant upgrades, the road’s capacity is likely to be exceeded in peak periods by 2026 resulting in congestion.

Currently, The Northern Road is a two-lane undivided road, carrying about 16,000 vehicles per day.

By upgrading a 35 kilometre section of The Northern Road between The Old Northern Road, Narellan and Jamison Road, South Penrith, we are meeting this future business and population growth in the local area and across broader western Sydney.

Roads and Maritime is committed to providing this infrastructure before it is needed.

Our focus is our customers across the lifecycle of our projects from early planning and development to delivery and operation. To deliver the upgrades efficiently and minimise impact to our customers, work along The Northern Road is being completed in sections.

Local communities are already benefiting from The Northern Road upgrade, with Stage 1 now open, returning local roads to the community and improving connectivity and travel reliability.

Consultation Details

Submissions can be made by:

Consultation period

Feedback is open until 13 September 2019

Agency contact

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