Goonoo Goonoo Road upgrade progressing

24 Septemer 2021

Planning for the upgrade of Goonoo Goonoo Road (New England Highway) between Jack Smyth Drive and Calala Lane in Tamworth is continuing with Transport for NSW currently working to refine the concept design.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government has committed $3 million to plan for the upgrade, to ensure safer and smoother journeys for the more than 20,000 motorists who use this section of road each day.

“We’re working to remove a major pinch point from Tamworth’s road network, providing easier access for those visiting the city’s entertainment and equestrian precinct,” Mr Toole said.

“The planned upgrade for Goonoo Goonoo Road will increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, support planned development, and facilitate both local access and regional connectivity.”

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said Transport for NSW is acting on the community’s submissions detailed in a report earlier this year following extensive community consultation.“We’ve listened to the feedback provided and this is helping inform the concept design, which now includes heavy vehicle parking areas,” Mr Anderson said.

“Further traffic modelling has been carried out together with hydrology modelling of the drainage at Barnes Gully, which may form part of early works.

“The project team is developing the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and refining the concept design, both of which are expected to be displayed for public comment before the end of the year.”

Information about the proposed upgrade to Goonoo Goonoo Road is available at

The NSW Government is currently undertaking planning investigations for Goonoo Goonoo Road, with funding and timing for construction yet to be confirmed.

The community will be kept informed on the progress and delivery of this important program of work.

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