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Tenterfield to Newcastle - Sunnyside Platform Road upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Early 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$1,905,150
Australian Government Contribution:$1,524,120
Local Council/Shire:Tenterfield Shire Council
State:NSW

Project Description

This project will upgrade Sunnyside Platform Road, north of Tenterfield. This includes the widening of about 2 kilometres of the road, remediation of failed pavement, providing a pavement overlay, and providing a new seal and linemarking.

This road saves 9.5 kilometres in travel for northbound vehicles, but needs to be upgraded to be used safely by B-double freight vehicles.

Benefits

The project will upgrade Sunnyside Platform Road to required standards, improving freight efficiency and safety for all road users. It will also reduce transport operating costs.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $1.5 million towards this project, under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. The remaining funding will be contributed by the Tenterfield Shire Council.

Timetable

The project is expected to commence in Late 2021 and be completed Early 2022.

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Project details last updated: 5/08/2021