Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Pacific Highway - Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$695,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$347,750,000
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The project constructed approximately 19.5km of four-lane divided road between Allgomera, south of Warrell Creek, and Nambucca Heads, where it connects to the Nambucca Heads to Urunga project that opened to traffic in July 2016. The project, built to Class-M (motorway) standard, includes new grade separated interchanges at Warrell Creek and Bald Hill Road, and a new major crossing of the Nambucca River at Macksville.


The project has improved road safety and economic efficiency by reducing travel times and freight transport costs.


The total cost of the project was $695.5 million. The Australian and New South Wales governments each provided $347.8 million towards the construction of the project.


Acciona Ferrovial Joint Venutre was awarded the contract to design and construct the project on 11 July 2014. Major works commenced on 17 December 2014. The first 13km, the Macksville Bypass, opened to traffic in December 2017. The remaining 6km opened to traffic on 29 June 2018. 

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Project details last updated: 14/08/2020