Waterfall Way

Waterfall Way

The Waterfall Way between the Pacific Highway and Dorrigo is a beautiful and popular tourist route as well as being a busy route for larger vehicles travelling west to Armidale.

Project information

The Waterfall Way is located in northern NSW and extends 170 kilometres from the Pacific Highway at Raleigh to the New England Highway at Armidale.

The Waterfall Way is an important transport corridor, particularly for the timber and agricultural industries.

Waterfall Way connects rural communities to the urban centres of Coffs Harbour and Armidale and is also a tourist route passing waterfalls on the Dorrigo Mountain and provides access to the Dorrigo National Park.

Roads and Maritime Services in collaboration with Transport for NSW developed the Waterfall Way Draft Corridor Strategy. This draft sets out the proposed strategic vision to manage and guide development of the Waterfall Way road corridor to improve safety, traffic efficiency and sustainability. There is no commitment to, or funding for, proposed actions identified in this draft.

More information about the Waterfall Way draft corridor strategy is available from the Draft corridor strategies - Northern webpage.

Roads and Maritime carried out a safety review of the Waterfall Way (PDF, 3.24Mb) in 2014. The report is a summary of investigations completed as part of a thorough road safety and road user behaviour analysis of Waterfall Way. The recommendations look at short and medium-long term strategies to address the different needs of the community and transport industry.

The review focused on the 40 kilometre stretch of road from Tyringham Street, Dorrigo to the junction of the Pacific Highway and looks at ways of improving road safety along the route. It does not examine bypassing the Bellingen township.

Waterfall Way - Newell Falls
Newell Falls

Project documents

Community updates

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August 2016 community update

Community update on projects along Waterfall Way

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December 2015 community update

Community update on projects and haulage along Waterfall Way

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September 2015 community update 107Kb
June 2015 community update 79.95Kb
May 2015 community update

Project haulage on Waterfall Way

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March 2015 community update 57.5Kb
December 2014 community update 57.99Kb
September 2014 community update

Work underway along Waterfall Way.

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March 2014 community update

Waterfall Way safety review and program update.

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December 2013 community update

Waterfall Way works program update

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April 2013 community update

Pacific Highway to Connells Creek

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March 2012 community update

Waterfall Way works program update.

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Letters to householder

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June 2015 letter to householder

Closure information

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December 2011 letter to householder

Waterfall Way - Pacific Highway to Connells Creek

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Community information sessions

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September 2014 community information session presentation

Presentation on the results of the Waterfall Way Road Safety Review

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September 2014 notes from the community information session at Bellingen

Notes from the community information session at Bellingen

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September 2014 notes from the community information session at Dorrigo

Notes from the community information session at Dorrigo

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June 2014 community information session presentation

Feedback summary and traffic data presentation at the community information session held at Bellingen and Dorrigo

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June 2014 community information session presentation

Safe systems presentation at the community information session held at Bellingen and Dorrigo.

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June 2014 community information session presentation

Crash data analysis presentation at the community information session held at Bellingen and Dorrigo.

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Community information material

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Value Management Workshop Community Participant Nomination Form 49.4Kb
May 2011 route options display

The two route options are now on public display seeking further feedback and discussions with key stakeholders before making a final decision.

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May 2011 feedback form 46.8Kb
August 2010 workshop notes 500Kb
August 2010 community workshop presentation 618Kb
August 2010 project area 1.72Mb
November 2008 plan of works 2.88Mb

Action plans

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May 2015 updated action plan

Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade updated Action Plan

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September 2014 action plan

Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade.

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Reports

Pacific Highway to Connells Creek route options development report

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April 2013 route options development report 3.05Mb
Appendix A - Option A

Concept

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Appendix A - Option B

Concept

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Appendix B

Preliminary Environmental Investigation

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Appendix C

Preliminary Ecological Assessment Part A – Flora And Fauna Investigations

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Appendix D

Preliminary Noise and Vibration Assessment

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Appendix E

Preliminary Landscape Character and Visual Impact Assessment

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Appendix F

Preliminary Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan

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Appendix G

Sediment Basin Design

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Submissions report

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October 2012 public submissions report

Submissions report, Waterfall Way, Pacific Highway to Connells Creek

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August 2009 submissions report 1.79Mb

 

Contact us

For further information about this project contact:

Email: Grafton.regional.office@rms.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460

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