South West NSW

South West Region manages state roads, national highways, bridges and traffic signals in the south western area of NSW.

Work has been completed on the Gocup Road upgrade at Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill
Work has been completed on the Gocup Road upgrade at Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill

About the region

Roads and road transport are important to regional agricultural and industry economies.  Well-planned, well-designed and well-built roads and transport infrastructure are vital for the economic development of both community and business.

Facts and figures

South West Region manages:

  • 4151 carriageway kilometres of state roads and national highways
  • Funding for maintenance and rehabilitation of 4169 carriageway kilometres of regional roads carried out by councils
  • 687 bridges and bridge-sized culverts, including 32 Murray River crossings
  • 69 sets of traffic signals.

Major highways and roads in South West Region include:

  • Hume Highway
  • Newell Highway
  • Sturt Highway
  • Barton Highway
  • Cobb Highway
  • Snowy Mountains Highway
  • Kidman Way
  • Burley Griffin Way
  • Irrigation Way.

The region’s 2018-19 program

  • Around 300 projects in planning and delivery
  • $212.8 million maintenance and minor work program
  • $22.4 million safety program, including blackspot works.

Looking to the future

Future Transport Strategy 2056 sets the 40 year vision, directions and outcomes framework for customer mobility in NSW, which will guide transport investment over the longer term.

The Regional NSW Services and Infrastructure Plan provides a strategic vision at the state-wide level for regional NSW. Improving connections to key regional hubs in Albury, Wagga Wagga and Griffith forms an important part of this strategy in the Riverina-Murray area.

Other initiatives to be investigated include:

  • Newell Highway, Sturt Highway and Kidman Way improvements
  • Sealing Cobb Highway missing links
  • Murray River bridges.

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