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

New England Highway – Bolivia Hill Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Late 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$133,700,000
Australian Government Contribution:$97,960,000
Local Council/Shire:Tenterfield Shire Council
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

This project included realignment and widening of approximately 2.1 kilometres of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill, near Tenterfield, including construction of a 320 metre long bridge.


The project has improved safety as well as increased productivity of freight movements along the New England Highway.


The Australian Government has committed up to $98.0 million to this project and the NSW Government has committed up to $35.7 million. The final contributions are being confirmed as part of the project close-out.


The project commenced in May 2018 and opened to traffic in September 2021. All construction works on site were completed in October 2021.

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Project details last updated: 25/11/2021