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

Great Western Highway – Katoomba to Mount Victoria Safety Upgrades

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$31,990,000
Australian Government Contribution:$27,100,000
Local Council/Shire:Blue Mountains City Council
Corridor:Sydney - Dubbo

Project Description

A number of intersections along the Great Western Highway at Blackheath, including Govetts Leap Road, will be upgraded to improve traffic flows and road user safety.


The project will improve traffic flows and road user safety.


The Australian Government is contributing $200 million to the $250 million Great Western Highway - Katoomba to Lithgow package with the New South Wales government contributing $50 million. The Australian Government and New South Wales government are jointly funding the $32.0 million project of which the Australian Government has committed $27.1 million.


Construction commenced in October 2018 and the project opened to traffic early 2020.

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Project details last updated: 18/08/2020