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. The concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) were on display for public comment from Monday 27 May 2019 to Friday 28 June 2019. All submissions made during the display period will be addressed and responded to in a submissions report and will be used to further develop the project.

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?

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.

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.

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