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Newell Highway Upgrades

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$500,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$400,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Berrigan Shire Council,Bland Shire Council,Coolamon Shire Council,Dubbo City Council,Forbes Shire Council,Gilgandra Council,Murrumbidgee Shire Council,Narrabri Shire Council,Narrandera Shire Council,Narromine Shire Council,Parkes Shire Council,Warrumbungle Shire Council,Weddin Shire Council
Corridor:Melbourne - Brisbane

Project Description

The project will upgrade priority sections of the Newell Highway in New South Wales, to improve road safety and enhance productivity.


Improve freight productivity, road safety, accessibility, connectivity and travel times.


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $400 million.


The delivery schedule will be determined as planning on the project progresses and in consultation with the NSW Government.

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Project details last updated: 24/10/2019