2020 Minister's releases


Andrew Constance
Minister for Transport and Roads
Leader of the House

Paul Toole
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads

December 2020

22 December - Meet the families that built the Pacific Highway
22 December - Lismore Bangalow Road safety works start
21 December - Marveloo trial to support travel this summer
21 December - Live messaging to help motorists choose best route over Blue Mountains
21 December - Blockbuster billboards put safety barriers in focus
18 December - Contracts awarded for Great Western Highway upgrade works
17 December - Safety drives highway upgrade at Medlow Bath
17 December - Communities celebrate completion of Pacific Highway Upgrade
16 December - Pacific Highway upgrade boosts bypassed towns
11 December - Historic Pacific Highway upgrade hits the finish line
11 December - Avoid delays on the road this Christmas
10 December - Signposting Yaegl Country in Northern Rivers
10 December - Road safety and jobs boost for regional NSW
9 December - Signposting Darkinjung Country on the Central Coast
8 December - Coffs bypass green light to drive local jobs, economy
8 December - Regional road trip boom spotlights caravan safety
8 December - New bridges help fauna cross highways again
7 December - Safety comes first for those travelling between Lithgow and Bathurst
7 December - Concept design unveiled for Gocup Roundabout
4 December - Bridge over Clyde River at Nelligen on the way
3 December - Coonabarabran Bypass a step closer
2 December - Have your say on the Pacific Highway at Hexham
1 December - Work starts to stabilise Jenolan Caves Road
1 December - Locals have say on Central Coast Highway Upgrade

November 2020

30 November - $21 million for Mount Ousley Interchange
26 November - Wells Crossing to Glenugie Pacific Highway lanes open
26 November - Extra $4 million for Coffs Harbour boat ramp
26 November - 2250 kilometres of rumble strips roll out along Olympic and Sturt Highways
26 November - Tocumwal locals deliver latest overtaking lane on Newell Highway
25 November - Princes Highway Upgrade from Nowra to Victorian Border
24 November - Extra services make summer travel a breeze
24 November - Shovels in ground to flood proof Testers Hollow
24 November - Singleton bypass locked in to bust bottleneck
24 November - $203M Newell Highway rebuild south of Boggabilla powers ahead
24 November - New England Highway at Kootingal in sight
23 November - All systems go for State's first smart motorway
23 November - Have your say on the Muswellbrook Bypass
22 November - New Gunnedah Bridge opens to traffic early
21 November - Coach and train services resume to and from Victoria
20 November - Industry engaged for M1 Raymond Terrace link
19 November - Shared path bridge over Newcastle Road
18 November - Major South West Rocks Road upgrade under way
16 November - Early opening for Albion Park Rail bypass
12 November - Have your say on Fingal Bay Link Road options
11 November - Transport cuts red tape for harvest
9 November - Roads funding in NSW Budget
5 November - More overtaking lanes for Newell Highway
4 November - M1 to Raymond Terrace takes shape
3 November - Bridging two capitals to boost freight
2 November - New Nelson Bay Road upgrade option
2 November - More cash to fix local roads, boosts jobs in regions

October 2020

30 October - Kelso to Raglan upgrade set to start
28 October - Transport backs up fire fight with new tank
23 October - Plans progress for Memorial Avenue upgrade
21 October - M12 Motorway submissions and amendment report now available
16 October - Locals to help build Newell Highway overtaking lanes
12 October - Tunnel options best fit for Blackheath
12 October - Have your say on naming new Gunnedah Bridge
11 October - Heavy lifting reaches major milestone over Newcastle Road
10 October - Finish line in sight: road paving complete on Pacific Highway upgrade
9 October - 47 jobs supported in Chifley Road upgrade
9 October - Speed limit review for Batlow Road
8 October - Maritime cash splash creates hundreds of jobs
2 October - First traffic on new Irrigation Way Bridge at Yoogali
1 October - Heading west this long weekend? Making your journey home faster and safer

September 2020

29 September - Gunnedah Bridge in fast lane to axe freight pinchpoint
28 September - Pilliga overtaking lanes support 133 jobs
28 September - Have your say on Mandagery Creek Bridge plans
28 September - Contract awarded for Great Western Highway upgrade through Medlow Bath
27 September - Seal of approval after deluge tests Silver City Highway
25 September - Port Stephens Region trials Marveloo in statewide first
19 September - Help shape Murray River Crossing at Swan Hill
14 September - Zero tolerance for boating safety breaches
10 September - Pacific Highway on the road to completion
9 September - Pacific Highway upgrade gives back to NSW RFS
9 September - Construction industry gears up to build Coffs Harbour
8 September - Paving the way for recycled glass
7 September - Berry to Bomaderry upgrade powering ahead
2 September - Early work to power the Parkes Bypass

August 2020

28 August - Registrations of interest now open for design of Great Western Highway duplication
26 August - Pacific Highway upgrade opens new sections
24 August - Locals heard on Big River Way upgrade
21 August - Blizzard alert: Motorists advised to take care
21 August - Applications now open to fix country bridges
19 August - South Batemans Bay Link Road moves closer
17 August - Major progress being made on $8 million Great Western Highway safety upgrades at Meadow Flat
15 August - Work continues to improve bushfire resilience along major regional highways
15 August - Contract awarded for upgrade of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow
14 August - Improving safety on the Kamilaroi Highway
12 August - Nationals steer $10 million to keep Woodburn-Coraki Road promise
11 August - Work to make Demondrille Creek Bridge safer
6 August - Pacific Highway opening to dual carriageway between Mororo and Devils Pulpit
6 August - Solar powered safety boost for Jenolan Caves Road
4 August - Work steaming ahead on Mitchell Highway between Bathurst and Orange
3 August - Spotlight on Sydney boaters during Operation Safe Return

July 2020

29 July - Ask your doctor for a faster fitness to drive assessment
29 July - Safer journeys on Castlereagh Highway at Capertee
28 July - Historic Colemans Bridge upgrade hits finish line
27 July - Nowra Bridge detailed design released
27 July - Residents asked to have their say on Batlow Road intersection
27 July - Maclean Interchange to open soon as Pacific Highway upgrade nears finish line
27 July - Signs to drive tourists to Nambucca and Kempsey
26 July - Don't let your pink slip give you a black eye with the law
26 July - Camp Street Bridge hits the finish line
24 July - $28 million to ramp up boating facilities
21 July - 88 new school crossing supervisors to keep kids safe
20 July - M1 rubble reused to save homes from bushfires
16 July - Paving the way to a better Pacific Highway 
13 July - Golden Highway upgrades at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill complete
8 July - New vehicle labelling laws to protect first responders
8 July - Overtaking lane doubles to cut travel time
7 July - Medlow Bath residents invited to have their say on Great Western Highway design
6 July - Stimulus accelerates road works at Kellys Creek
6 July - Winter weather drives road safety campaign
4 July - Silver City Highway reaches major milestone opening up Corner Country in Far West NSW 
3 July - Farmers save on heavy vehicle registration
2 July - Locals Help To Build Batemans Bay Bridge
1 July - Newell Highway overtaking lanes power on

June 2020 

26 June - Have your say on shaping Big River way
26 June - Coffs Harbour Bypass a step closer to construction
24 June - Driver testing restrictions lifted from 1 July
22 June - NSW Road Classification Review and Transfer consultation open
20 June - New milestone on bushfire road to recovery
19 June - Safer journeys between Ilford and Sofala
19 June - First sod turned on new Nowra Bridge
17 June - New overtaking lanes for Newell Highway in Warumbungles
17 June - Getting your licence now more simple
15 June - Sydney Harbour Bridge toll booths to be removed
13 June - M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade now complete
10 June - Great Western Highway upgrade west of Lithgow
9 June - New signage to improve safety along Bruxner Highway
5 June - Locals to help build Newell overtaking lanes
5 June - School Crossing Supervisor program fast tracked
4 June - Travellers urged to plan ahead for Long Weekend
4 June - First chance to comment on Central Coast Highway upgrade
2 June - Jenolan Caves Road re-opens for long weekend

May 2020

29 May - $8 million Great Western Highway safety upgrades at Meadow Flat
29 May - Final upgrade on the M1 nears completion
29 May - New Barrington Bridge open to traffic
28 May - Freight route strengthened along Newell Hwy from Mungle Back Crk to Boggabilla
28 May - Safety boost on Mitchell Highway at Wilgaree
28 May - M1 upgrade passes major milestone
28 May - Stimulus accelerates regional road projects
26 May - Six projects to make Orange roads safer
26 May - Concrete recycling on M1 turns rubble into road
22 May - Golden Highway Upgrade a win for safety
21 May - Technology leads Newell Highway project
19 May - NSW Government's plan for Covid-safe travel in regional NSW
19 May - Green light to cut congestion on Great Western Highway
19 May - Newell Highway overtakine lanes on a fast track
18 May - Historic Monkerai Bridge re-opens to traffic
18 May - First bridge completed on Albion Park rail Bypass
18 May - Final section of Pacific Highway Upgrade nears finish line
18 May - New bridge to drive safer Lake Forbes crossing
15 May - Gunnedah Bridge works power ahead
13 May - Locals have their say on Great Western Highway Upgrade
11 May - New signs to send tourist dollars to bypassed towns
6 May - Stimulus boost for Upper Hunter road works
6 May - Stimulus drives safer outcomes for Pacific Highway intersection
5 May - Omadale Brook Bridge upgrade a step closer
4 May - Great Western Highway upgrade hits the finish line
4 May - New signs to send tourist dollars to bypassed towns
4 May - New signs to send tourist dollars to bypassed towns
1 May - New Gee Gee Bridge opens to traffic ahead of schedule

April 2020

29 April - Work wraps up early on Scone bypass
29 April - Sealing the deal on the Cobb and Silver City highways
24 April - Drivers get moving on new section of The Northern Road
23 April - NSW Transport and Roads Projects keeping 130,000 people in jobs
21 April - McKanes Bridge upgrade moving ahead
21 April - Highway overtaking lanes in Telescope's sight
15 April - Major improvements kick off to improve traffic flow through Yoogali
15 April - Strategic plan for Princes Highway upgrade moves forward
8 April - New exemption keeps freight moving across NSW
2 April - Meet the Princes Highway upgrade team for a Q&A session on Facebook live
1 April - LH Ford Bridge work complete
1 April - Safer journeys between Tyndale and Maclean

March 2020

18 March - New overtaking lane opens at Adelong
17 March - Shaping the future of the Princes Highway
9 March - Moama intersection upgrades to support new Murray River crossing
7 March - Fencing boost for bushfire-affected farmers
7 March - Flood water risk for North West NSW roads
6 March - Jenolan Caves road remains closed at Five Mile
6 March - Early work under way for new Nowra Bridge
5 March - Overtaking lanes at Bundaburrah now open
2 March - Safety upgrades continue on Mitchell Highway

Febuary 2020

29 February - Community celebrates opening of Scone bypass
28 February - Pacific Hwy renamed between Glenugie and Maclean
28 February - Blackheath locals to help co-design Great Western Highway upgrade
27 February - Finley a fine place for Newell overtaking lane
19 February - New Dubbo Bridge submissions report released
14 February - Community shapes Parkes Bypass
12 February - New website reveals history of Australia's most significant road
12 February - Contract awarded for new Nowra Bridge
11 February - Rain causes closure for Jenolan Caves Road
10 February - Delivering safer roads for local communities
6 February - Have your say on the Barton Highway upgrade

January 2020

28 January - Back to school reminder on road safety
23 January - Expert panel announced for regional roads reclassification
14 January - Kings Highway to reopen to traffic
9 January - New roundabouts to drive safety in Orange

... 2019 Ministerial media releases

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