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Toowoomba to Seymour - New South Wales

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Mid 2028
Estimated Project Cost:$375,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$300,000,000
State:NSW

Project Description

The Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor is a critical link in Australia’s freight transport network. This investment will deliver targeted upgrades along the Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor in New South Wales, including the Newell Highway, which contributes to the competitiveness of Australia's agriculture and mining sectors.

The upgrades are designed to address issues impacting the performance of this critical freight corridor including barriers to the adoption of High Productivity Vehicles, safety concerns, flood resilience, localised congestion and insufficient overtaking opportunities.

Eleven projects along the Corridor are included in the 2021-22 Budget. See list below. Relevant local councils will contribute a further $17.75 million to these projects.

  • County Boundary Road - The Australian Government is committing $8.2 million towards the upgrade of the Country Boundary Road in the Gwydir Shire to cater for future demands, including increased capacity to support Inland Rail construction. 
  • Entrance to Mugincoble Silos Access Road - The Australian Government is committing $3.8 million towards the realignment of the current intersection and approaches to the Mugincoble Silos on Eugowra Road. 
  • Forbes Iron Bridge Upgrade - The Australian Government is committing $36.0 million towards the construction of a new bridge over the Lachlan River, as well as a new road alignment between Lachlan Valley Way and The Escort Way near Forbes. 
  • Moree Intermodal Overpass - The Australian Government is committing $35.2 million towards the construction of the Moree. Intermodal Overpass, as well as associated road infrastructure to link the overpass to the Newell Highway in the west and to Bullus Drive in the east. 
  • Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway Intersection Upgrade - The Australian Government is committing $20.0 million towards the upgrade of the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection in Dubbo. 
  • Newell Highway and Oxley Highway Intersection Upgrade - The Australian Government is committing $32.0 million towards the upgrade of the Newell Highway and Oxley Highway intersection near Coonabarabran. 
  • Pilliga Road Upgrade  - The Australian Government is committing $5.0 million towards upgrading Pilliga Road in Narrabri Shire. 
  • Purlewaugh Road Upgrade - The Australian Government is committing $2.4 million towards upgrading 10 kilometres of Purlewaugh Road, and the provision of a safer east west connection between Coonabarabran and Quirindi. 
  • Peak Hill Road Upgrade ‘Part 1’ - The Australian Government is committing $8.6 million towards the widening and sealing of approximately 16 kilometres of Peak Hill Road within the Cabonne Shire. 
  • Peak Hill Road Upgrade ‘Part 2’ - The Australian Government is committing $7.8 million towards the widening and sealing of approximately 16 kilometres of Peak Hill Road within the Parkes Shire. 
  • Upgrades to Hargraves Lane and Federation Street - The Australian Government is committing $32.0 million towards upgrading the intersections of Hargraves Lane and Federation Street to the Newell, Oxley and Castlereagh Highways in Gilgandra.

Benefits

  • Improved safety for all road users
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks
  • Improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways

Funding

Australian Government funding for the Corridor: $300 million

This includes $191 million of funding allocated to the 2021-22 Budget. New South Wales Government contribution to the corridor: $75 million.

Relevant local councils will contribute a further $17.75 million to these projects.

The remaining $4.9 million in Australian Government funding will be allocated to future priorities along the corridor.

Timetable

Projects on this corridor started construction in mid 2019.

Identification of future priorities on the corridor is underway.  

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Project details last updated: 17/05/2021