|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2019 - Mid 2028
|Estimated Project Cost:||$175,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$140,000,000
The project will deliver targeted upgrades on the New England Highway between Tenterfield and Newcastle.
The Tenterfield to Newcastle corridor, including the New England Highway, is a critical link for Australia's freight network. It contributes to the competitiveness of Australia's agricultural and mining sectors, opening up access to essential freight networks in New South Wales and Queensland. The industries that will benefit from this investment include the fuel, cattle, grain and post processing industries.
Addressing identified pinch points in the corridor will improve throughput, while targeted upgrades will increase access for higher efficiency freight vehicles, leading to an overall increase in the efficiency of the corridor. These upgrades are also expected to increase safety for all road users.
The Australian Government’s contribution is capped at 80 per cent, up to $140 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: 4/07/2019