18 June 2024



Regional communities will benefit from safer and more reliable road and transport infrastructure as a result of the 2024-25 NSW Budget.

The Minns Government’s second budget invests in regional roads and bridges that will improve travel times for communities and support safer, more productive movement of freight in the regions.

The 2024-25 NSW Budget delivers $3.3 billion to rebuild road and transport infrastructure damaged during natural disasters which hit regional NSW the hardest.

To save lives and protect communities, the road safety budget will be increased to $2.8 billion. Additionally, an extra $28.6 million will be put towards building and upgrading 13 heavy vehicle rest stops.

Roads and infrastructure to better enable transport of Renewable Energy Zone components will receive $128.5 million for upgrades, including along the Golden Highway.

An additional $70 million will be invested to remove railway level crossings along the Inland Rail route at Tichborne on the Newell Highway, between Parkes and Forbes, and on the Olympic Highway at Harris Gates near Illabo.

The 2024-25 NSW budget contains $44.5 billion for regional transport and roads, as a part
of various NSW and Australian Government funded projects which include:

• $1.4 billion for construction of the M1 to Raymond Terrace extension and Hexham Straight widening projects
• $1.1 billion to progress Princes Highway projects including construction of the Milton Ulladulla bypass, Jervis Bay Road intersection upgrade and Jervis Bay Road to Hawken Road upgrade
• $926 million for construction of the Coffs Harbour bypass
• $868.4 million for New England Highway upgrades including construction of the Singleton bypass, planning work for the Goonoo Goonoo Road upgrade in Tamworth and further planning for Muswellbrook bypass
• $432.2 million for Newell Highway upgrade projects including construction of the Parkes Bypass and new Dubbo Bridge
• $216.3 million for planning and early works on the Wyong Town Centre upgrade
• $200.3 million to complete Great Western Highway upgrades at Medlow Bath and Coxs River Road
• $138.7 million for safety and reliability improvements on the Barton Highway
• $35.0 million towards duplication of Nelson Bay Road from Bobs Farm to Williamtown
• $59.4 million towards continued planning of the Mandalong Road upgrade
• $47.3 million for the Jindabyne Education Campus project to provide improved access to the new school facilities for the local community
• $38.9 million for Tumbi Road Central Coast Highway intersection upgrade construction
• $97.5 million to help reduce congestion as part of the Avoca Drive upgrade
• $36.4 million for safety upgrades on the Bells Line of Road
• $22.5 million for pavement surface upgrades on Hume Highway at Marulan
• $21.3 million for safety improvements on Waterfall Way
• $20.9 million towards widening of the Marshalls Creek bridge in Wagga Wagga

The 2024-25 NSW Budget delivers on the Government’s commitment to strengthen the regions.

It includes a plan to build safer, well-connected regional communities by investing in the infrastructure they need.

A plan to build a better NSW.