New Dubbo Bridge

The NSW Government is investing in a new bridge over the Macquarie River in Dubbo, as part of its $195 million commitment to Building a better Dubbo. The new bridge will ease congestion and maintain reliable access through Dubbo during flood events. Roads and Maritime invites you to provide feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) by Friday 28 June 2019.

Have your say!

Your feedback is important to us.
Have your say on the New Dubbo Bridge REF and concept design

Project background

The New Dubbo Bridge provides another river crossing in Dubbo during flood events and will maintain reliability for commuter and heavy freight traffic through Dubbo during these events.

Following investigation of six strategic options and community consultation, River Street was announced as the preferred route for the new bridge in May 2017.

The preferred option has been chosen to improve freight efficiency on the Newell Highway, reduce traffic congestion and provide an additional route during flood events. It will assist in easing congestion in Dubbo when needed most.

Project features

The new 545 metre bridge will connect the western shore of the Macquarie River to River Street, travelling over the flood plain west of the river. The New Dubbo Bridge project will also include:

  • New and upgraded intersections at Thompson Street, Whylandra Street, and the Newell Highway
  • Realigning the Newell Highway with new separated lanes north of Whylandra Street
  • Upgrading the intersection at Bourke Street and River Street.

What is happening?

Roads and Maritime has developed a concept design and environmental assessment of the proposed New Dubbo Bridge. The concept design and REF will be on display from Monday 27 May 2019 to Friday 28 June 2019.

Review of Environmental Factors

The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) assesses the potential social and environmental impacts of the project and identifies ways to minimise these impacts. View or download a copy of of the REF main report. The full report is on the project documents page.

Have your say

Roads and Maritime is inviting feedback on the New Dubbo Bridge REF and concept design until Friday 28 June 2019.

To ensure you stay informed of how any changes may provide benefits or impacts, you can register for updates at

Roads and Maritime is building now for a better Dubbo tomorrow and delivering road works, that work for you.

Drop in sessions

We recognise the importance of community feedback and are inviting the community to have its say on the design of the New Dubbo Bridge and the environmental assessments.

Information is available at the following locations:

Shopfront open

2/163 Macquarie Street, Dubbo

  • Tuesday 28 May, 9am-3pm
  • Thursday 30 May, 12pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 5 June, 9am-3pm
  • Thursday 13 June, 9am-3pm
  • Wednesday 19 June, 11am-5pm
  • Wednesday 26 June, 9am-3pm

Dubbo Farmers Market
Corner Macquarie Street and Newell Highway, Dubbo

  • Saturday 1 June, 8am-12pm

Orana Mall Stall (in front of Big W)
Windsor Parade, Dubbo

  • Thursday 6 June, 4pm-7pm

Unstaffed displays

  • Dubbo Regional Council
    Corner Church Street and Darling Street
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre
    Wingewarra Street
  • Dubbo Visitor Information Centre
  • TAFE Western Dubbo College
    Myall Street Campus
  • Macquarie Regional Library
    Corner Macquarie Street and Talbragar Street
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