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

Tenterfield to Newcastle - Sandy Hollow Rest Area upgrade, Golden Highway

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2022 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$7,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Muswellbrook Shire Council

Project Description

This project will deliver a new rest area at Sandy Hollow along the Golden Highway, to facilitate use by heavy vehicles.


This project will increase safety for all road users, by supporting improved fatigue management for heavy vehicle operators along the corridor. It will also support economic growth and improve amenity in Sandy Hollow by removing trucks from the town's main street.


The Australian Government has committed $6 million to this project.


This project is expected to commence construction in late 2022 and be completed by mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 24/01/2022