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

Newell Highway – Mungle Back Creek to Boggabilla Heavy Duty Pavement Construction

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$122,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$61,350,000
Corridor:Melbourne - Brisbane

Project Description

The project involves widening the existing formation, providing an improved heavy duty pavement and constructing two overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla.


The project will:

  • Enhance travel reliability and times
  • Improve productivity of NSW road freight network
  • Reduce vehicle operating costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve road safety


The Australian Government has committed $61.4 million towards the $122.0 million project.


The project commenced construction in November 2018 and was completed in mid 2020.

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Project details last updated: 11/11/2020